The evolution of newspaper video continues as these pros discuss. Personally, I remain hopeful that the future of journalism will include quality documentary style video.
Ashley Withers and I interviewed Marguerite Meaux, a nurse that worked the maternity ward of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital during the deadly 1957 storm -hurricane Audrey. I had 60 minutes of great interview to edit. It was a challenge to break it down to 12 minutes and remain true to the story and the setting. Plus, I spent many hours looking for photos and anything about Hurricane Audrey.
This week’s Artistically Speaking features local performance artist Ricki Kennedy. A student of McNeese, Kennedy combines her talents as a visual artist with the music from live bands in venues around the lake area.
Hope I move this fast at 92
Currently I am editing my interview with Julie Kane, the Louisiana Poet Laureate. She is such a delight and a great poet. Interviewing her is already a top highlight of 2012.
I wanted to “jazz” up the poetry reading B-roll. Having seen a typographic of an Ira Glass interview by David Shiyang Liu, I decided to use some of the tools on Final Cut Pro X to give some of Kane’s poems the same touch. My plans are to use the “illustrated” poems in the next episode of “Artistically Speaking.”
Yes, learning to shoot and edit video might have been easier to just go to a workshop, but they’re expensive and take time. For me, practice and learning from mistakes has always been the best way to learn. So, I poured hours and hours of my personal time into Final Cut and watching instructional videos and studying work from Adam West, MediaStorm, NYT, etc…
This weekend, three videos I shot and produced for the American Press swept the Multimedia Element category of the Louisiana Press Association. The above video took first and the following two took second and third. These awards validate all those hours, days, and nights. They also reward three of my favorite coworkers, Rachel Whitaker, Taylor Prejean and John Guidroz.
This is the second in a series for americanpress.com featuring artists from around the lake area. This week we highlight Erin Barker, a contemporary artist from Lake Charles, La.
For your viewing pleasure, my favorite Jazz Fest poster. Ever since Louis Armstrong appeared in Barbra Streisand’s Hello Dolly, I have been in love with good ole Louis and his music. The art of Geogre Rodrigue has always captured the spirit of my home state - Louisiana. He also one my favorite La. Folks. Interviewing Rodrigue is one of the highlights of my time at the American Press. Here’s a link to the video - http://vimeo.com/19134962
Here’s a link to the story http://www.americanpress.com/art-battle-story