Boston Red Sox Multimedia: May.

Above are several of the multimedia and video pieces I created for the Boston Red Sox through the second month of the 2015 season. 

These are mostly very brief pieces, although we have longer videos planned as the season goes on. For now, it’s a good challenge to see what kind of story one can tell in fifteen seconds.

Enjoy!

Boston Red Sox Multimedia: April.

Above are several of the multimedia and video pieces I created for the Boston Red Sox through the first month of the 2015 season. 

Video is more important than ever, so although we’re in the photography department, we’ve been producing multimedia projects like these as much as possible. Most of them are very quick pieces, although we hope to do some longer form work too as the season goes on. 

Boston Red Sox Multimedia: Instagram Promos August – September 2014.

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Here is a review of the multimedia, video, and photo work myself and others on the Boston Red Sox photography staff have created throughout the final two months of the 2014 season.

Just about all of them are fifteen seconds long, a perfect format for the Red Sox Instagram account where they were all published. 

They’re all edited and produced on tight deadlines so that fans and viewers can experience them in real-time. Lots more to come this season! As always, I welcome your thoughts, questions, comments, criticisms, etc.!

Boston Red Sox Multimedia: Instagram Promos June – July.

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Here is a review of the multimedia, video, and photo work myself and others on the Boston Red Sox photography staff have created throughout the past two months of the 2014 season.

These are each just fifteen seconds long, a perfect format for theRed Sox Instagram account where they were all published. 

They’re all edited and produced on tight deadlines so that fans and viewers can experience them in real-time. Lots more to come this season! As always, I welcome your thoughts, questions, comments, criticisms, etc.!

Boston Red Sox Multimedia: Instagram Promos April – May.

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Here is a review of the multimedia, video, and photo work myself and others on the Boston Red Sox photography staff have created throughout the first two months of the 2014 season.

We’ve made some others which I’ve highlighted in other posts, including from the Opening Day sunrise and the Boston Marathon memorials, so these are the ones I haven’t posted yet. These are each just fifteen seconds long, a perfect format for the Red Sox Instagram account where they were all published. 

They’re all edited and produced on tight deadlines so that fans and viewers can experience them in real-time. Lots more to come this season! As always, I welcome your thoughts, questions, comments, criticisms, etc.!

Videos: Boston Red Sox Spring Training.

I’m just returning from jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, where I was shooting and editing for several days at Boston Red Sox Spring Training camp. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for baseball. Where did the offseason go?

This year, we’re aiming to amp up our efforts to produce more great multimedia work within the Red Sox photo department, so we hit the ground running in Spring Training. This is one of a series of quick, fifteen second multimedia videos that are being posted to the Red Sox Instagram account. Each one is unique and highlights a different player on the team, be it a returning player from the 2013 World Champion roster or an exciting, young up-and-comer. We aimed to individualize each piece by playing to the personalities of each guy.

We have more players in the works, but I’m as Spring Training is still in its early stages, I’m posting pitchers and catchers here – Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Jake Peavy, Henry Owens, Brandon Workman, and A.J. Pierzynski.

Feedback online so far has been great, but as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, questions, and criticisms! Each of these is a combination shooting and editing effort between myself and Red Sox Manager of Photography, Mike Ivins.

On a more general note, as I enter into my fifth season shooting in Major league Baseball, I was really excited to work Spring Training for my first time. It was one aspect of the game I felt I hadn’t gotten to know yet, and this was a nice sampling of what the baseball scene is like down in Florida.  

Video: Boston Strong – Red Sox Win World Series.

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We’re now just over a month out from the 2013 World Series, during which the Boston Red Sox made history by winning the championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.

As I’m sure one could imagine, things haven’t slowed down one bit around here in the aftermath of the win. We’ve been busy with trophy tour appearances around New England, as well as with all kinds of requests for photos.

Recently in the Red Sox photo department, we’ve also been busy working on this multimedia piece, for which we conceived the idea in the days prior to the World Series. Using both photos and video that we shot, we wanted to tell the story of the Red Sox in the World Series from beginning to end. What results is a wild ride from team workouts to two opening games at Fenway Park to a team flight to St. Louis to three intense games at Busch Stadium to a game six win at Fenway Park and an unforgettable celebration and parade – all in three minutes and seventeen seconds. What a journey!

Watching this piece in its final state brings all the memories and moments rushing back, and I hope that’s the case for you as well when you watch it.

We all know Red Sox culture is nothing without the Dropkick Murphys, so a huge thank you to them for giving the Red Sox permission to publish this piece to the backdrop of “The Boys Are Back,” a song that turned out to be an anthem for the club this year.

Enjoy!

Celebrating one year of ‘Billie with an I.E.’

"'Billie with an I.E.' was created on May 18, 2010, exactly one year ago today."

I’m proud to announce that today marks the one year anniversary of the creation of my multimedia blog, ‘Billie with an I.E!’

This blog is a product of my multimedia internship with The Baltimore Sun last summer. The first assignment to all interns like myself was to create a blog and maintain it throughout our time there.

Once I started, I couldn’t stop, and when my internship ended I was certain that I’d use the blog to build on what I had done at The Sun. I have no shame in admitting that this blog has become somewhat of an addiction. It’s become a part of me, and I treat it as work rather than a hobby. 

I originally intended to use ‘Billie with an I.E.’ as a means of reflecting upon my own work so that it improves every day, and I can say that that objective has remained well intact. The photographs, videos, slideshows, podcasts, and articles that I produce have improved substantially because of this blog. Writing about the work that I post has served as an enjoyable form of self-criticism for me. Posting regularly has become a device for displaying the successes in my day-to-day work, as well as for pointing out the improvements that could be made. 

I also love the sense of permanence that blogs carry. They provide the precious ability to instantly find work from long ago and see it with fresh eyes. It’s only been one year, so I still vividly remember most of the work I’ve posted, but I’m seduced by the prospect of looking back on those works five, fifteen, maybe fifty years from now and reading about how I viewed the world this year. 

Finally, as I graduate college and begin to enter the job market, it’s been a valuable tool in marketing myself and my work, and I truly believe the skills maintaining this blog has given me puts me at an advantage over other similar candidates.

This year, I published 120 posts, and by the end of today, ‘Billie with an I.E.’ will have reached 10,000 page views overall!

Thank you to both my regular readers as well as the occasional passers-by. I hope that a photograph here has brightened your day, or that a video taught you something you didn’t know, or that a post has sparked conversation.

If that’s happened at least once, I’m happy. 

Here’s to another year!