I pitched, shot and edited this Valentine’s day package on deadline a few years ago. Don’t remember why I did this as a “First Person,” because it would’ve been easier to explain the global economics and agricultural threat with a track. In retrospect, I’d tweak the audio a bit, and edit a little tighter with […]
Wildlife Camera Trapping 12/23/14 (original enterprise) Homeless Kids 11/17/14 (day turn) Camarillo Slide 12/12/14 (raw video, breaking news)
I booked, shot and edited this story in one day.
Usually on breaking stories, especially ones about death and destruction, I concentrate on feeding video to producers in DC where my colleagues package it or feed it out to clients. I often don’t have time to voice a package, much less shoot a standup, because they want more, more, better, now! For this story, I filed […]
I shoot so many wildfires that they all tend to blur together. This one was above Glendora last January. I fed three times that day, which is impressive because up in those hills, cell phone coverage can be spotty. The challenge is always the same: Explain how weather, topography, or the people who live there make a particular natural […]
I’m proud to say that this was my own story idea. It got great play on AOL. My only regret is that I didn’t have time to shoot a stand-up!
I was sent to Tucson to cover the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. This is one of a handful of packages I turned that week. I also contributed to multiple text stories, including the first account from the intern who staunched the congresswoman’s blood and helped save her life.
AP’s video products didn’t require stand-ups, so I only did them when a package deserved it – and when I could shoot solo without risking my gear or my dignity. Back in school, I interned at KTVU-Ch. 2 in its heyday, made an audition reel, anchored our student newsmagazine without a teleprompter, and channelled Leslie Stahl to report on the search […]