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Backlog: Years and a lifetime ago

2 months ago IBEW, photography, politics, projects 0

Hi. It’s been a while. I’ve been a little busy. And busy at work, too.

I’ve been in the sky.

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Constructing the Wilshire Tower in Los Angeles

And underground.

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Digging the SR-99 tunnel under Seattle with Bertha

And on Capitol Hill.

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Jim Hunter, former Utility Department director, testifying on the hill

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Ralph Norcross, congressman from New Jersey and IBEW member

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IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, before giving testimony

And to protests against things happening on and around Capitol Hill.

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Solidarity protest with Trump Hotel workers in Las Vegas

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Senator Sherrod Brown, speaking at a larger-than-I-expected mineworkers’ rally

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Women Workers Rising protest

I’ve met some incredible people.

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Dave, center, has kidney disease. Rob, left, was a potential donor. It didn’t work out. 🙁

Documented transitions in and out of the office.

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Our new political director, Austin

And witnessed history unfold.

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Heading out to count the votes on whether or not Local 410 would soon exist. We won.

So, yeah. I’ve been busy. In a really great and rewarding way.
Let’s not let two-and-a-half years pass before another update, okay?

Attempting to go viral, one post at a time.

3 years, 3 months ago blogging, IBEW, photography, projects 0

Did you know I now make memes? I mean, we make graphics to share on Facebook and then hope they go viral. Some are better than others, in both look and performance. I happen to be a fan of these two.

Union Wages

 

Have You Thanked A Lineman Today?

This one’s been posted a number of times, and each time it gets more than 2,500 shares. I believe that qualifies as ‘viral’ for us. Yeah!

 

Backlog: Why I haven’t blogged.

3 years, 9 months ago blogging, IBEW, projects, video 0

I’ve been insanely busy.

I know, that’s a lame excuse. But it’s true! I’ve been gallivanting across the country for work, making videos and having some interesting adventures. Where have I been since starting this job? My list says 24 cities in 20 states and Canada. That doesn’t count the multiples – I’ve been to Los Angeles, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Baltimore at least twice each.

What, you don’t believe me? Here’s the evidence.

IBEW Fall 2013 National TV Commercial from IBEW on Vimeo.

We shot this national commercial – currently during CBS and FOX NFL games – in St. Louis with the help of IBEW Local 1. Super fun! It’s my first all-shot-by-me national commercial. No, I did not think I’d ever make a national commercial when I graduated from Mizzou.

Memphis – Made in the USA from IBEW on Vimeo.

This is a lot closer to the storytelling I thought I’d do as a journalist. We went to the Sharp Manufacturing plant in Memphis as part of our Manufacturing Code of Excellent project – a 10ish minute video that took us six months to shoot and edit. It was a huge project and came out quite well. While we were at Sharp, our first location, we thought it might be good to do some interviews for a story just in case. Glad we did! Sharp is using this piece to help promote their American-made solar panel business. I know I’d buy one.

MDC 2013- Neutex Advanced Lighting from IBEW on Vimeo.

And this one was my favorite out of the six videos we did for the 2013 Membership Development Conference in Las Vegas. I can’t even begin to tell you how much my eyes hurt after multiple takes of all those lightbulbs turning on. I had my camera stopped down SO FAR to make sure the bulbs could be seen. Could have used an ND filter for my eyes. But as always, totally worth the shot in the end. Love the LED lights.

So yeah. I’ve been busy.

New York, New York. (aka, end of tour.)

5 years, 5 months ago freelance, photography, projects, travels 0

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We arrived in New York City the day the Giants were honored for winning the Super Bowl. Jenevieve managed to park the bus near the parade route. It was insane, to say the least.

It’s been almost two weeks since we ended our tour in New York. I think I’m just starting to process everything we did and saw while on the road. Every day felt like four, and it’s really hard to wrap my head around the fact that it really was only three weeks. I met some incredible people and made some wonderful friends [whom I miss a lot already] along the way.

More photos from the adventure to come. Be excited.

new look, new era.

5 years, 10 months ago blogging, projects 0

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The Patriot Flag got tangled while flying near the Pentagon Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in NY, DC and PA.

This is a test. Well, kinda. I’m in the process of re-vamping my site, my portfolio and, well… my career. I’m debuting my new look here. It’s still not quite right on my main portfolio site (specifically the still images gallery) but it will officially up and running soon.

Until then, poke around here and there and let me know if you come across anything that’s broken.

And I promise, there’s a TON of backlog coming. So many good things to share, so little time.

My first MLS game.

I produced this video yesterday for The Seattle Times, and I’m so in love with it that I’m using it as a test of Brightcove’s embed code for showing you (whomever is reading my blog) what I’ve created at work.

Seattle! Sounders!

My first Seattle video: The apartment.

6 years, 1 month ago projects, video 1

This was made from test footage on a Panasonic AVCCAM AG-HMC150 camera and produced as part of my workflow training for my internship with The Seattle Times.

It’s a neat camera, and I seem to have figured out how to expose and compose the same way I would a still camera. Or at least vaguely close.

(Thanks to my coworker and teacher-of-things Danny Gawlowski for the lower thirds. I don’t really live with a Scary Man, I live with two very awesome girls.)

Project365: Light.

6 years, 2 months ago blogging, photography, projects 0

Another themed collection of Project365 photos. I really liked the last set, so I thought I’d try it again. What’s funny is that I don’t really think about themes like this when shooting. I just see them as I’m posting and editing. I guess my sub-conscious is always looking for a theme.

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Backlog: Excuses

6 years, 2 months ago blogging, photography, projects 0

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This is why I’m so far behind on posting my project365 photos.* And all the other photos I’ve taken lately. I have very bad habits about memory cards. I seem to think of them like film – if I clear them, I’m worried the photos will disappear forever. (Yes, I back them up on both my computer and our RAID system. I still get nervous.)

* There really are a number of reasons, but this is definitely one of the more frequent offenders.

Backlog: Everything.

6 years, 3 months ago blogging, food, photography, projects 1

I am so far behind on all the awesome things I want to blog. But priorities are with finishing my Master’s project report (and thus my degree), my internship at NPR, and trying to secure as many things as possible with the wedding. Okay, that last one is a little frivalous. But only a little.

In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from my Project 365. The theme is obvious.

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