More Recent Radio Work

Here’s another long overdue post with my latest. Most of this got done from my bedroom closet-studio. Two 2-ways on Rolling Blackouts Michael Wara 8/15/20 — I’m proud of this one because it was all mine. I was solo on a weekend the morning after the rolling-blackouts so I had to book, edit, produce, and […]

We won a regional Murrow!

Our coverage of the Kincade Fire won in the Breaking News category. It was my week on-air in the mornings so I played a big part in it. That’s me hosting under Region 2/Large Market. I also helped explain how the fire started and celebrated the evacuees’ return. Mad credit to the reporters who contributed […]

How I spent my shelter-in-place/work-/teach-cation

It was nice to be essential—for about a week! Positives: driving into downtown San Francisco and parking for free. Negatives: zero lunch options, being afraid of colleagues, sudden-onset hypochondria. Soon I knew it was time to drag the show into remote production, to get everyone except the steadfast engineers out of the newsroom. Considering the […]

Recent Radio Work

Here’s a long overdue post with my latest work in audio, mostly for KQED.  Orinda Shooting, live field reporting, 11/1/19 — I went live a lot that morning, starting at 5:30am. Here are some select hits: for The California Report statewide segment, for the local newscast on the hour, and on KQED’s call-in show, Forum.  […]

What bunnies do in Springtime

Just in time for Easter, I shot and edited this package about a big bunny. It got lots of eyeballs online and on social. Definitely watch to the end! I’m experimenting with formatting text on the screen while also learning Edius. It was so fast and effortless with Final Cut — all muscle memory. Think about an edit, fingers […]

New job!

Just started, but not wasting time. This first-person package got mad play online and picked up by NBC affiliates across the country. A quirky presidential primary story for Presidents’ Day – just what the station ordered! And I didn’t fall off the roof. Here’s how NowThis (an NBC News partner) cut it:

Doing double duty on DARPA Robots

Under certain circumstances, I can clone myself and produce two stories at once — a video package plus a print story. Robots compete in response to California disaster simulation RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, ASSOCIATED PRESS http://www.salon.com/2015/06/05/robots_compete_in_response_to_california_disaster_simulation/

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. […]