The Sky Cowboys

Great piece by Damon Winter for the New York Times on ironworkers changing the skyline of New York. Beautifully shot, but pay close attention to the audio work – he layering of sounds, the pacing of the voices, the tight, tight editing … all done by one of my former classmates, Pamela Chen. You could […]

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Storms Ravage the South

It has been a devastating two days here in the south as tornados have ravaged several states. The latest count has more than 200 deaths attributed to the weather. At The Atlantic, they’ve put together a comprehensive set of images of the storms and resultant destruction. The staffs at the Birmingham News have done a […]

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Multimedia Boot Camp

FYI … Dear Journalism Colleague, We know this is true: good multimedia training is critical for journalists and journalism educators. Freedom Forum New Media Training at the Diversity Institute will offer a Multimedia Boot Camp for Journalism Professionals and Educators Feb. 23-27, 2011.

 The multimedia training is tailored for journalists but open to anyone with […]

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Portraits from a Job-Starved City

The New York Times Magazine has published an online package of portraits and audio interviews from Rockford, Ill. Rockford hit 16% unemployment last year and Alec Soth, from Magnum Photos, and Michael Catano headed there to talk to people who still had a job. Most of the portraits have short audio clips with them, people […]

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Manifestations of Moments in Time

The end of the year brings a blitz of “the year in pictures” packages. I did them, too, when I was shooting and editing. They are a nice way to look back, see what you did and, more importantly, see what your community did. But my old friend Scott Bryant took a different turn with […]

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Belle Isle, Over Time

Gina Damron and Brian Kaufman from the Detroit Free Press put together a wonderful video piece that looks at a year in the life of Belle Isle, Detroit’s island park. Spend the time on all three pieces, worth it. (Thanks to Seth Gitner for the link.)

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Secs in the City

Up at My Old School, incoming grad students go through a six week boot camp that now includes a multimedia component. The students are required to produce a 60 second video or audio slide show about someone (or thing) within the neighborhood of Syracuse, New York. I think this is brilliant. And, given the quality […]

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Painting, with Moving Pictures

This piece, funded by Stella Artois and produced by Malcolm Murray, hits me in a couple of ways … I am fascinated by the subject matter, painted signs to me are just really cool. (And I have a desire to do a project about them … someday … myself.) And I think this is really […]

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W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft

The New York Times has a neat piece up that’s been compiled by Sam Stephenson – it’s a combination of the photos and audio that W. Eugene Smith show and recorded while living in New York City. He shot more than 1,400 rolls of film and recorded more than 1,000 hours of musicians inside that […]

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