Amelia Earhart film Salton Sea
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. […]
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 […]
To prove that love doesn’t need words, just in time for Valentine’s Day… Three-year-old Angelica and her parents won my heart and got good play on stations across the country and USA Today’s website.
I had the pleasure of working with our SF-based environmental reporter Ellen Knickmeyer on this investigation of dumping into protected aquifers in the Central Valley. Packaging such a technical, document-based investigative piece for video was a challenge. But it’s not the first time I’ve made a farmer cry on tape (scroll to 7:40). The package got great play. […]
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 […]
Wildlife Camera Trapping 12/23/14 (original enterprise) Homeless Kids 11/17/14 (day turn) Camarillo Slide 12/12/14 (raw video, breaking news)
Getting everyone on board for a cross-format package is no small feat. I spotted this story, pitched it to powers-that-be in Video and to the local editors in Los Angeles. The result was worth it and got great play in print and in video. High-tech cargo airship under construction in California By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON January 30, 2013 […]