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Most news interns who shadow crews out in the field simply observe and shoot a stand-up or two. Their focus is entirely on reporting and writing. Some do learn the importance of editing. But none...

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KCRA Nello Olivo’s Award-Winning Wine–Dipped

February 7, 2012 | 1 Comments

I’ve done a couple of posts about my friend Nello Olivo’s award-winning wines. He introduced his wines starting in 2010 and in his first year alone won over 24 state, national and international awards. He...

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Good Deeds Open Doors At Goodwill

January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The last day of 2011. New Year’s Eve. KCRA reporter Brian Hickey and I are sent out on assignment to cover people making last minute donations to get breaks on their 2011 taxes. Last year...

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Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 I’ve really been looking forward to this Christmas Day. It’s one of those rare Christmas Days where I actually have the day off. News is a 7-day-a-week business and Christmas...

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Every now and then in the business of TV news you get a chance to meet and do a story on someone who’s work you admire and who had been a part of something historic....

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Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend and former co-worker at KCRA asking if I could help out a filmmaker friend of hers. Her friend had a short film and wanted to...

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Christmas Is Upon Us

November 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Christmas Season is officially here. Known as “Black Friday,” the first day after Thanksgiving when all the stores are mad with super-low one-day sales and the public turns into shopping zombies to get deals...

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Yanina – An Artistic Thank You

November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

You always hope when you do a story that the people in the story will be happy with it. Thank you notes are some of the most kind and thoughtful gestures. I’m always touched when...

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Late yesterday I got these text messages from Leslie Korrine with the Sacramento SPCA: “We have been inundated. Running out of animals!! It’s been a madhouse. People lined up at 8am.” Then from me: “Did...

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KCRA – SPCA Adopt-A-Thon Preview 11-11-2011

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m rushing to post this story this evening to help promote the Sacramento SPCA 11-11 adoption drive that begins tomorrow, Friday, November 11 — 11/11. On an average day the SPCA adopts out 25-35 pets...

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You never know what people are going to like. I was crossing the newsroom where there was a news meeting going on and one of the managers said, “We really liked the pictures you got...

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KCRA – Searching For WWII MIA’s

October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A month or so ago we got an e-mail at KCRA about two local people who were putting together a coffee table book about searching for lost servicemen from World War Two. This e-mail led...

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My 2010 MMJ Resume Reel

September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, after I posted my 1995 resume reel, I got to thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve put together an audition reel or a compilation of my work. I’m a...

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Remembering the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm

August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, October 20, 1991, the hills above Oakland and Berkeley, California, were ravaged by an extraordinary firestorm. Immediately, KCRA-TV, in Sacramento, dispatched every available crew and as many other photographers and reporters who they...

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KCRA Babylon City Market

July 22, 2011 | 1 Comments

Went out first thing on Tuesday to shoot a story about the new Babylon City Market at 1745 Watt Avenue, which opened just a few weeks ago. Sacramento has a number of Eastern and Arabic...

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Yanina Cywinska “The Sugar Plum Nut”

April 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

Yanina Cywinska “The Sugar Plum Nut” from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. A few weeks ago I was sent out with a news intern to shoot an interview with an 82 year old woman in Concord,...

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The Good Cameras Behind Goodwill

February 27, 2011 | 1 Comments

KCRA Common Ground – Goodwill Stores Get A Facelift from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. Canon 7D in 1080 60p Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 lens JVC GY-HD100U camcorder in 720 HDV Adobe Premier CS5 FINDING THE STORY:...

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