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TEHYA Greyhound Update

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

No, this is not going to morph into a blog about animal adoption advocacy. (Although, what could be wrong with that??) But for any followers of the blog who read my last post about Tehya,...

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In this post I started out wanting to provide a moment-by-moment chronicle of covering one of my one-person reporter-photographer TV news stories. But as you will see, when you’re covering a the mountains without the best of...

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While this site is principally about filmmaking, photography and TV news, the two things that I am most deeply involved in, it is also a site about who I am. And one thing that I very...

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The vast majority of stories that I work on I will get involved with professionally, but generally there is a certain professional detachment that prevents you from getting too involved emotionally on a personal level. Every...

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“The future is coming at us faster than we can escape it.” – Terry Gilliam I love Chris Fenwick and his podcasts. I’ve written about on this site in the past. I first learned of...

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Making A New Movie – What’s The Point?

February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

So many starting-out, wannabe indie filmmakers want to make a movie quickly. In two weeks. Or one week. Or even over the span of a single weekend. Inspired by Roger Corman who cranked out B-Movie...

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KCRA Alpha K9 & Canon 7D Synch

February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am always on the lookout for a story that I can do as a one-person reporter-photographer. I get ideas from friends, something I see when I’m driving around, the Internet and news sites. This...

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For filmmakers and photographers, a constant interest and topic of conversation is CAMERAS. They’re like lovers. You’re always thinking: The next one could be just around the corner. Technology is moving so rapidly, you always...

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Who Is Buying NAKED FILMMAKING?

January 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Something interesting & strange is happening and I need your help. Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000 $6,000 Or Less – Revised & Expanded For DSLR...

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For a while now we’ve all been hearing about the Black Magic Cinema Camera capable of shooting 2.5K RAW. Your typical local movie theater is now running mainstream Hollywood movies that are projected at 2K....

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So I had a week and a half of vacation. When it started out I had no plans. But I wanted to shoot something with the Canon 7D. I’ve had the camera since the 7D...

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In the second of what is going to be 3-Parts, here is the story that ran on KCRA-3′s Common Ground magazine show on Saturday, November 20, 2013. The story was shot during my week-and-a-half of...

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What A Great Review For ‘NAKED FILMMAKING”!

November 26, 2013 | 1 Comments

I am a totally independent filmmaker and a completely independent author. I put the films and the books up on Amazon and have no idea who is looking at them or who is buying and...

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A month ago I had a week and a half off. Time to rest the mind and think about things other than news and filmmaking. So on the Monday morning at the beginning of the...

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KCRA Ground Cow Restaurant Closes 11-14-2013

November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I was given the go-ahead to start doing my own stories as both a photographer and reporter, I tried to focus on business stories about what small business were doing to keep afloat in the...

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A week ago – Thursday, November 8 – I saw a Twitter alert that there was a new episode of Carl Olson’s Digital Convergence Podcast. I have twice been a guest on the podcast when...

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Another photo study of my Hollywood Park neighborhood in the south part of Sacramento, California, taken while out walking the dogs. I know that these sets are always very similar, but that is the point....

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KCRA Sacramento Juvenile Hall Job Fair

November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is one of my same-day packages for KCRA-3. It seems like forever since I’ve done one. I’d like to do one or two a week, but I only get to do one of these...

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