Monthly Archives: "August 2013"

Chris King has a new short film, Happiness, playing in the Sacramento Film & Music Festival at The Crest Theater on Saturday, September 14 at 4 PM. Happiness has already screened at VisionFest in New York...

Read More →

(NOTE: In this post you will find no trade secrets or inside-info on the exact procedures, working software or programs in use at KCRA. This is about what happens when a TV station makes a...

Read More →
Mike editing Rim Fire 2 8-22-2013

Behind-The-Scenes – Editing the Rim Fire

August 24, 2013 | 1 Comments

Yesterday I posted the behind-the-scenes story about covering the frontline firefighters battling the Rim Fire, which has now reached into Yosemite National Park. It’s reported to be 5% contained. Yesterday (Friday 8-23-2013) the fire was...

Read More →

(My thanks to David Bienick for the photos of me filming the fire.) When you work in TV news you usually never know what you’re going to be doing when you start the day. My...

Read More →
Signs DSLR 7D 1

More Adventures Using Canon 7D DSLR In TV News

August 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

A few days ago I posted about doing a test shoot with my Canon 7D and how the footage looked when aired on KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, where I work as a TV news photographer...

Read More →
Alex ball 2

Our Greyhounds on KCRA TV

August 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Okay, yes – this is a home movie. But it’s a home movie that was shot as a professional test. Hand held Canon 7D footage, shot in 1080 24p using a Canon 70-200mm F4 L-series...

Read More →

It’s hard to believe that 22 years ago on January 17, 1991, the U.S. first started dropping bombs on Iraq. These are massively big international news stories, but they have to be covered on the local...

Read More →

As I detailed in my book Breaking Into TV News, I wanted to turn myself into a reliable reporter-photographer to make myself more valuable on the news staff. One of my goals in this plan...

Read More →