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.
Don’t you love it when the news shifts right under your feet? That’s what happened when the ports followed through on their lockout threats this weekend. I had already moved on to my second shoot of the day, but had to re-do my first package. Oh well, at least we have a ton of great […]
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. […]
Soon after Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run, I found myself hanging on a corner in Compton. I did double duty for both wire and video and earned the byline. This despite the fact that my hip-hop generation membership card expired soon after the release of Missy Elliot’s second album.
I shot this over the course of three days, in between real news assignments. So of course, when I drove up to get up close and personal with the sign and do a standup, the whole city was socked in by fog. But I’m pleased with the stand-up anyway.
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 […]