Thursday, July 19, 2007


Now that I have entered the 21-century here in CA, we do video for our newspaper.

We primarily work on three different editing programs, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. As you can guess, the only PC’s in our Mac building have WMM, the photogs and web team have Macs and two higher end Macs have FCP.

Reporters shoot much of the daily work while they are covering events, the web team shoots some of the daily video and the photo department does some video. (Side note: we are averaging about a soundslides show a week this summer.) The daily work covered by reporters is often done in WMM, the web team and photogs use iMovie and the higher end, longer, better produced packages are edited in FCP.

As with anything so varied the standards vary from reporter to reporter, editor to editor and content from story to story.

Next entry…how to raise the quality level.


We finally had a chance to give Soundslides Plus a real run through this week with Casey Christie’s new package A Soldier’s Homecoming.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

bill pickett rodeo

Just finished my first video that I shot and edited. I have been editing a fair amount but this is my first.

Check out the Bill Pickett Rodeo at TBC Video.

Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

life in sunny CA

Welcome back.

A few things have happened in the interval since I last posted.

Ironically enough, this blog or myself, more accurately, are now are on Wikipedia on an entry about mojos. We have launched our own version here at The Bakersfield Californian, more on that with later entries.

Attended the Multimedia Bootcamp at UNC, a great deal about that as well in the weeks to come. Interesting side note, many of the 'big boys' sent folks to the workshop, ie. NYT, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Post…

We had the original 'platypus' give a workshop here and get the guys jazzed about doing video, much more on that in later entries.

Met Joe Weiss, more about the new Soundslides Plus later too.

I am editing a lot of video now, very cool, stuff on that too.

Our happy little photo home, my headshot going up soon I hear.

If you are not familiar Colin Mulvany, check out his video blog. some of his videos are top-notch documentary video and journalism.

Friday, July 6, 2007

welcome back

I am back online and will write more soon.

Two weeks became three months.