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How Much Data Do You Use?

21 October 09
Here's a little pre-roll ad I collaborated on. The amazing doodle animation was done by my pal Jael. This ran on MSN video.

Switched Access

10 April 09
Everything you've ever wanted to know about an arcane telecom policy issue and more!

Ten Tips for Shooting a Vox Pop

2 November 08
"Vox Pop" is short for Vox Populi, in the USA we call these kind of short video interviews "Man on the Street".

  • Keep a shot list as you go.
    Include the subject's name (double check spelling) and timecode. Make notes on particularly good interviews or sections of interviews.

  • Have subject sign an appearance release form.
    Alternately, ask them on camera if it’s okay to use the video on your website and other places like YouTube.

  • Tell the subject to look at you.
    Or have them look at the camera. Just don't let them bounce back and forth.

  • Ask them to repeat the questions.
    “What's my favorite flavor of ice cream? Why, it's vanilla.”

  • It’s okay to ask the same question twice.
    Ask the subject to rephrase their response, maybe it needs to be shorter.

  • Help your interviewee self-edit.
    If they say something interesting, and then move on to something else, ask them to rephrase the interesting part.

  • Don’t record a conversation.
    It’s really hard to edit chit-chat. Let them finish their thought completely before you speak again... Don’t interrupt / comment along the way “yup”, “un hun”, “really”. If you need to cut them off, do it with the knowledge that you’re starting a new cut.

  • Get the microphone as close as possible to the subject.
    Position the subject so that nothing behind them emits or reflects reflect sound.

  • Light your subject from more than one source.
    No harsh shadows.

  • Frame your shot.
    Place your subject relatively high in the frame. Use a tripod. Do not use hand held camera. Do not zoom or pan.

South India Photo Tour

13 October 08
Here are some crazy cool pictures from my trip with Kim to South India. Stay tuned for the *full story*

Water 1st = Safe Water

19 September 08
Another great PSA that I was happy to create.

Bachelorette Party

18 August 08
I was lucky to tag along with the wild ladies of the Bachelorette Party Weekend - I was the driver and staff photographer. Here's the result

Bhutan Travel Journal

26 December 07

Here’s the story from a three week trip to Bhutan and Thailand in 2007. Check out the journal, photos and video.

Pearl Jammin

4 November 07

Here’s a screengrab of an interface I built for the activism section of Pearl Jam’s website. It lived on their site a few years ago.

Adorable Dora at the Dog Park

20 April 07

Dora is from Puerto Rico. She is a dog. She is good. Here she is in action.

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