Naked Filmmaking – Naked Newsmaking
The face of the business of journalism has rapidly changed of late, due to both the advances in technology and the declines in the economy. News organizations have smaller, leaner staffs — yet still having to fill the same amount of news time. This is giving news shooters like me much more opportunity. Shooters are now encouraged to come up with stories, shoot, report and write them. Most then hand the scripts off to anchors to track the audio. But in keeping with my aesthetic “Don’t Do More With Less — Do Everything,” I prefer to do the whole package.
It’s inevitable that all all TV/broadcast/internet news organizations merge in this direction anyway. Many already have. But I want to have an established track record for when the day comes.
These are two stories that I did this past week for KCRA-TV Channel 3 Reports.
I’ve known Nello Olivo for years and remember when he was first starting to rip up his Cameron Park property to plant a small boutique vineyard, so it was with great surprise when I was told that his Sangiovese was just named “Best in California” at the California State Fair. For more info — and, more importantly, where to buy a case — visit nelloolivo.com.
Since my business is all about technology — computers, cameras, digital, digital, digital — I can’t help having a fascination for it, and for communication and the constantly evolving face of the internet. Facebook has had a growing interest as a communication and publicity announcement platform. And since hearing about The Social Network, the new David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) film about the creation of Facebook, coming out in October, I’ve become even more curious.
This is a story about how the Sacramento Public Library is using Facebook to reach out to the community. This will be a much more expanded story in a coming edition of KCRA’s Common Ground, a once-a-month half-hour magazine program.
The Social Network trailer: