We’ve been thinking a lot about drones recently at Thunderdome. Tom Meagher, our data editor, and I, his sidekick, lead a committee to establish guidelines for how and where our journalists can fly drones. The FAA is still trying to figure how to legislate drone flights so the legalities are murky. For instance, it is illegal […]
A video that reminds me of what we should all be asking: “…what do we want people to feel? Delight. Surprise. Love. Connection. Then we begin to craft around our intention.”
The day we published Kitchen Pop: Four ways to make holiday magic with your microwave, our motion graphics designer Courtney also came across Serious Eats and Green Giant’s Simple Holiday Recipes site (through an ad, no less). If you watch both videos (ours above, theirs below), the similarities are stunning. We both use stop-motion animation to illustrate easy holiday recipes, though one is […]
We spent about five months working on Firearms in the Family: the role guns play in American lives. The story moved on December 9th, less than a week before the anniversary of the shooting in Newtown. David Freid, our video journalist, and our reporter Bianca Prieto spent weeks interviewing families in California, Colorado and Michigan. On top […]
Decoding the Kennedy Assassination was published on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death in Dealey Plaza. Our motion graphics designer Courtney Wells produced a teaser (above) about the five most popular conspiracy theories surrounding JFK’s death. We didn’t use any talking heads or historical footage. Instead, we captured the tone, style and mood of an iconic era with […]
ONA 2013: Death of the Talking Head from Yvonne Leow It’s been in the back of my mind for awhile, but I decided to give a five-minute rant lightning talk at this year’s ONA conference about one of my pet peeves in video journalism. The slides don’t offer much context, but my preso was called “Death of the Talking Head.” […]
A friend sent me this quote from Dylan Moran awhile ago and it has stuck with me ever since. That, and this. They’re both taped on my desk and are probably the closest things I have to a personal code. Don’t stop believing dreaming.
“When you put yourself in somebody else’s space, you involve yourself in someone else’s world. I think that to try to turn off those experiences after the fact would be wrong. You have a responsibility both to yourself and to your subjects to remember them.” ~ An interview with Tyler Hicks, New York Times photographer