Flashback: Metropolis II and Chris Burden

RIP Chris Burden, the creator of Urban Light, Shoot and – my favorite – Metropolis II (2012). I produced this first-person in a day without a light or an editor, as you can tell. I habitually overshoot. But this was one of the few times I remember wishing I had more tape, especially reaction shots. […]

The long tail…

Way back when I walked uphill both ways to my first reporter job at a local public radio station… I liked to experiment with narrator-less first-person style packages. This was one of my first efforts: Office/Gallery, a profile of an artist/insurance salesman who curated art exhibits in his office on the down low. Studio 360 re-ran it three […]

Los Globos de Oro y los Latin Grammys

I help out the Entertainment vertical in the AP’s LA bureau when I can. Below is a story I wrote for the Spanish-language wire.  Every November I cover the Latin Grammys for an English-speaking audience. I try to focus on acts that would interest someone who prefers to read in English but still follows rock en espanol, reggaeton, cantautores, as well as the usual suspects.  My favorite […]