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Attempting to go viral, one post at a time.

2 years, 12 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, 6 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, 2 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, 7 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.

5 years, 9 months ago internship, multimedia, projects, sports 4

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.

5 years, 10 months 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.

5 years, 11 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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day108 :: year five

Backlog: Excuses

5 years, 11 months ago blogging, photography, projects 0

day109 :: year five

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.

5 years, 12 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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My first 3rd place.

6 years, 1 month ago grad school, photography, projects 1

The NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest results were announced today.

“Of House and Home” won 3rd place in Multimedia.

Amazing. Really, really amazing.

And thank you to the judges, too. It’s nice to read / hear some of the reasoning why a particular photo or story won in a category. I’m pleased to see that my love for this story and connection with my awesome subject was visible to them, too. Here’s the [edited] comment about my story.

Judges’ comments for the category

We were very impressed with several of the entries, although two stood out above the others. After the first two places were decided, we had a difficult choice for third place. […] Third place was a tougher call, but it won based on the depth of connection to the subject and the intimacy achieved in both the visuals and the audio. This is a tough story to cover, and the photographer found an excellent subject and stayed with her.

Peter Southwick, Associate Professor of Journalism and director of the photojournalism program, Boston University
Joe Lippincott, adjunct professor of journalism, Boston University
Dominick Reuter, freelance photographer and director of technology for photojournalism, Boston University

Thank you.