Saturday, June 19, 2010

Juneteenth

I covered the parade on Saturday. I have mixed feelings about covering parades on video. Obviously, there are plenty of great visuals but any interviews you get are usually pretty shallow and just scratch the surface of the topic. For example, “We’re here at the parade for [insert event], the floats were cool, my kids really liked it. We come out every year because it’s important to recognize [insert event]”

So I tried something different with this video to try to incorporate a deeper meaning. Instead of the standard interview, the main audio track is of a local high school student, Talib Lands, reading his essay that made the finals in the Emancipation essay contest. This is a holiday that means so much to so many people, and hopefully I did it justice.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I love the smell of breaking news in the morning

What a day, streamed the UT press conference and produced a video with post-conference interviews from the major players all before lunch time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

From the Track to the Pasture

Never mind the awkward look of the video player, that's out of my hands. Though what is nice is that it has full screen mode...hint hint.



Friday, June 4, 2010

horses

So I started my job with the Statesman. Basically, I'm splitting time between lab work (building photo galleries, editing video, etc.) and field work (doing my own video).
Right now, Im working on a feature about the LOPE ranch, which is a rehab center for ex-race horses.