He made the leap…
The transition from crews to VJs is going slowly at TV stations, but it is on fire in the newspaper world.
VJs seeking jobs would do well to approach their local papers first.
Now, a link, (in of all places, b-roll.net – not one of our great friends), leads us to this lovely video site. Colin Mulvany, formerly a photog for The Seattle Spokesman-Review, has turned to video. I’ll let him tell his story in his own words:
Welcome visitors to “Video Journal,” a new video blog (vlog) here at spokesmanreview.com.
For the last year I have dabbled in the world of video storytelling. For the better part of 17 years, I have shot still photographs for The Spokesman-Review newspaper. Now, with the support of my editors, I have transitioned to shooting video and audio slideshow stories full-time for our online department.
It was not an easy decision for me to make. I love the art of still photojournalism. When I started at the newspaper I shot mostly black and white film, developing it in skin-cracking chemicals. When the negatives dried, I would rush to make a perfect print (in more skin-cracking chemicals.) Those days are long gone, replaced by digital cameras, whose images can be transmited by laptop computer to the newspaper in minutes. Like it or not, our world has become a digital one.
So why video? What does it hold for you the regular visitor to Spokesmanreview.com? Good storytelling I hope. I want to tell stories the local TV news stations, with their breathless reporters, doing live standups of stale stories, fail to do anymore. There are so many great little stories that go unnoticed each day. Stories that matter to you, yet, never seem to get told. And this is where you can help me. Send me your story ideas. If they are good, I will do my best to tell it in video.
Please give me some feedback. Tell me what I could have done better. I’m still new to the medium, learning with each video I produce. I plan to blog about the videos I post. I might even pass on a few home video-shooting tips along the way.”
Here’s but one example of his work. Check out his channel on Youtube for more: