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Entries from April 2009

Water Quality Promo

April 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s a short 30 second video I just completed for an EPA contest. It’s pretty straight forward. Shot with a Canon HV30 and edited in Sony Vegas Pro 8. I used the freeware MPEG Streamclip to convert it to 1260x720p to upload as HD to Youtube. I first rendered out from Vegas using the Cineform [...]

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Tags: editing · tutorial · Uncategorized · video · youtube

Is TV News Dead? Part Two

April 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ve been thinking about this lately, in light of recent events.
Yes, the broadcast industry is having some difficulty with the new technology, some have been quick to adopt, others taking more of a wait and see attitude. But it is not having as bad a time as those in print. I know many say that [...]

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Tags: news · television

Is TV News Dead?

April 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

To be honest, I don’t know. What I do know is that my old station, WYOU-TV22 in Scranton, Pa broadcast it’s final newscast on April 3, 2009. Reported in the Scranton Times-Tribune The station was in an untenable situation. It was Obestensibly owned by Mission  Broadcasting which hired Nexstar to operate the station. Not unusual, except for [...]

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Tags: career · news · television · Uncategorized