Extra! Read all about it..

Newspapers are pretty easy to understand.

At least, the way they gather the news.

If you have ever worked at a newspaper you understand immediately how it works.

“Here’s the pencil. There’s the door. See you at 6.”

It’s fast, cheap and efficient.

When we moved the Star Ledger to video, we made sure to take that culture of fast, cheap and efficient with us.

Newspaper reporters don’t spend a lot of time waiting around for the crew. They are already at the story. But instead of taking a pencil, they’re taking a small video camera. (In this case, a Sony A1U). And here’s what they’re bringing back (at least at the Star Ledger).

6 responses to “Extra! Read all about it..

  1. Sweet and simple. It’s a crime to overproduce. These are great examples of how even videobloggers could produce great videos fast.

  2. Would love to be a video Blogger. Now even more.

  3. Very nice work. Lots of nat sound and let the subject tell the story. Good job.

  4. These are excellent examples of newsworthy content to a typical small to mid sized community – anyone who states otherwise is sadly mistaken.

  5. Some better shooting, still a long way to go but more importantly where is the journalism?

    We used to have a national camera award over here that for three years running was won by whichever cameraman was assigned to the yearly ballooning story. It became a bit of a joke amongst the shooters.
    I thought it was impossible not to get stunning pictures from a balloon… congratulations you proved me wrong😉

  6. I thought it was impossible not to get stunning pictures from a balloon…

    So true Stephen – I use to shoot the local balloon festival back in the mid 80’s when shooting stills – shot with a 17mm and 200 f/2.8 lens and got beautiful images when up close with that low in the horizon sunlight – they use to launch right at sunrise – how could you not get great content???

    Then again, as you said, still a ways to go, but it’s getting better.

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