When Assisting Means Employed

David Walker at Photo District News has taken a look at several legal issues related to large-scale photo shoots, ones where “assistants” are routinely hired to help with the production. The common industry term “assistants” means something different in New York and California. Most of us think of assistants as independent contractors, paid a flat […]

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Storytelling Lessons

My friend Al Tompkins at the Poynter Institute has broken down a couple of Super Bowl commercials to help us become better storytellers. Worth clicking through for the other ad breakdown.

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Kandahar Journals Showing in Athens

As part of our McGill Symposium on Wednesday, October 5, we will be showing Louie Palu’s documentary on his time in Afghanistan here at the University of Georgia‚Äôs Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Kandahar Journals looks at his time covering the war and its effects on his psychological transformation. Doors will […]

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Envision Kindness Contest Open

The Envision Kindness Student Photography and Film Contest is now accepting entries. This is a pretty cool idea and not just because it involves one of my good friends. The idea is to celebrate work that celebrates kindness an compassion. A good news competition, if you will.

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The Power of the Norman

KPBS video journalist Katie Schoolov has just returned from a week at the 55th annual News Video a Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma – and it was more than she imagined. For those local to Athens, we will have our annual Bluejeans Workshop on Saturday, March 28 – a day talking about video storytelling.

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Visual Journalism Seminars in Athens

To kick off the, ahem, Tenth Annual UGA Photojournalism Weekend Workshop, we will have a series of talks on Thursday, February 26, on issues related to photojournalism, multimedia journalism and working as an independent journalist. The sessions will be in Studio 100 on the first floor of Grady College here in Athens, Georgia, and are […]

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Nope, Video is Still Horizontal …

Kelly Hodgkins over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog posted a link to a Dan Toth video, claiming that, “your entire perception of portrait video will change forever, guaranteed.” It didn’t. Was this shot as a vertical video? Yes. But then it was edited into a horizontal video. Nice try, though.

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Sound As Transport

This is a bit commercial, but the Music Bed has done a piece for RODE microphones on Passion for Sound. Passion For Sound from The Music Bed on Vimeo. (Thanks to Will Yurman for the link.)

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