Video: Photographer Profile – Sarah Robertson.

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This is a video profile I made of classmate and photographer friend of mine, Sarah Robertson. Those of us in the Multimedia for Photojournalists course I’m enrolled in at Boston University were each assigned to choose a student, set up and conduct a well-executed interview, and shoot b-roll video or still photos, all of which needed to come together to tell our subject’s story.

I’m pleased with how this turned out. I would have liked to shoot footage of Sarah actually working at one of the concerts she covers, but given the project’s deadline and both of our busy schedules, it wasn’t possible.

Regardless, this was a good experiment in shooting with a DSLR, lighting a subject, asking the right questions to get meaningful answers, and editing.

As usual, I welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, criticisms, and questions!

Video: Chinatown.

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I produced this short multimedia scene piece of Boston’s Chinatown as an assignment for the Multimedia for Photojournalists graduate course I’m enrolled in at Boston University.

The rules were simple: Show up to Chinatown in the morning, shoot at least five still photos and at least 30 seconds of video, record some natural sound, and put it all together. This was primarily an exercise to ensure good video and sound quality while shooting with a DSLR, so we weren’t required to find a story, per se.

I found as I was editing this, however, that the journalist in me automatically tried to turn it in to one. It’s obviously not a complete story, but I think there’s at least some narrative to it at the most basic level.

I’m pleased with how it turned out. I’m making video and multimedia my big push this year, so I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, questions, and criticisms!

Photo: Snowy Fenway on Pitchers and Catchers day.

"Fenway Park is shown covered in snow Monday, February 11, 2013 after Winter Storm Nemo dumped over twenty inches of snow on Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fenway Park is shown covered in snow Monday, February 11, 2013 after Winter Storm Nemo dumped over twenty inches of snow onto the city of Boston, Massachusetts.”

Happy Pitchers and Catchers day! Here’s where we stand right now at snowy Fenway Park.

Is it Opening Day yet?