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Super Storm Sandy Hits New Jersey

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments

As some of you may know I am in New Jersey and grew up at the Jersey Shore. This has been a very difficult time. I am about ten miles inland and was very lucky to be spared any damage from the storm since most of it was from the incredible storm surge. The beaches [...]

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Tags: documentary · news · radio · video

Three Point Lighting: Video QuickTips #38

February 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Everything we see is a reflection of light. Proper lighting of your scenes makes for better video. Three Point Lighting is the industry standard for video interviews etc. And as we always say, once you learn the rules you can break them to make it better. In Episode 38 Video QuickTips delves into the [...]

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Tags: documentary · lighting · tutorial · video

How to Conduct an Interview: Video QuickTips Episode 37

January 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have you ever conducted an on-camera interview and gotten one word responses like, yes or no? That can be difficult to use in a television news report, documentary, or any kind of video production when you think of it. How do you pose questions so you don’t get those kind of answers? Preparation is the [...]

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Tags: documentary · television · tutorial · video

How NOT to begin an Interview

November 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Found this while poking around today. Planning an upcoming episode of Video QuickTips with ideas on how to properly conduct an interview. Yes Video QuickTips will be coming back. In the Holiday season now so time is tough, there may be an episode before Christmas, but we plan to return to a regular schedule in [...]

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Tags: documentary · news · shooting

Newspaper Video Review

January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

More newspapers are producing excellent video these days. In the past week in my area a well liked and respected police officer was gunned down during a routine traffic stop. More on the crime later. to my mind there is no better video than what which elicits an emotional response. That said, watch [...]

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Tags: documentary · editing · news · review