This is a new page for archiving my posts on shooting TV news — the stories that I’ve done and posting on this site, as well as my blogs about what I do as a TV news shooter and one-man TV news reporter. This may expand into other things as well. I’ve had several people ask me lately about what my next book will be about and whether it could be about how I do TV news, a field that they are very interested in themselves.
If you have any thoughts or interests in such a book — especially if you’d be someone who would actually buy a copy! — please send me a note.
I’m also on Facebook and welcome hearing from people, what your interests are and if you visit this site and how often.
Many thanks — and more to come –
Last weekend I was sent out to shoot a quick V.O. (voice over) of the once-a-month vet clinic that veterinarians and vet students from the U .C. Davis Hospital of Veterinary Medicine provide for the...Read More →
Several months ago I was sent to cover Veg Fest, an all-vegetarian food & health event, for KCRA-3‘s weekend news. One of the people we interviewed there was Ilsa Hess, who was selling her all-vegan...Read More →
It’s been a while since I’ve done a same day news story — as both photographer and reporter — so I’m very glad to resent this latest addition. Last weekend my Saturday was all mapped...Read More →
A month ago KCRA reporter Kevin Oliver and I drove up to Lake Tahoe to spend the morning with some marine scientists who made an amazing discovery — that ordinary o to 2-inch long goldfish...Read More →
Heading out of KCRA this morning with morning anchor Mae Fesai to shoot a story at Raley’s about their football deli food for 49ers fans for the game today. “Then we have to go shoot...Read More →
The Sac-Anime Convention is going on this weekend downtown at the Sacramento Convention Center. I was sent over to grab a quick VO-SOT, a :20-second reader leading up to a short interview soundbite. I expected...Read More →
As I posted a few days ago, this past Monday, New Year’s Eve, I purchased the Canon PowerShot SX 260 HS compact pocket camera at Best Buy. When I came into work on Wednesday, I...Read More →
Shooting live shots for this morning’s KCRA news of the heavy fog. The best way to get traffic shots is to have the camera set up on a tripod just to the edge of the...Read More →
This is a story that KCRA assignment editor Melissa Chacon, who is the glue that holds the newsroom together, has wanted to do for years. Finally, allergy-free landscape advocate Tom Ogren was in Sacramento for...Read More →
For 48-hours on November 8-9, 2012, the U.C. Davis student-run campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM. I was sent out to do a story on this for KCRA’s 6 o’clock news. KZAP was one of...Read More →
It’s said that everyone loves a parade. That certainly is the case in my neighborhood of Hollywood Park in Sacramento. That I would wind up living in a place called Hollywood is both ironic and...Read More →
The Solar eclipse was one week ago today. On that afternoon KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, broadcast 90-minutes of live coverage from 5-7 o’clock, with a half hour for NBC Nightly News at 5:30-6 P.M. As...Read More →
News is not a regularly scheduled thing. Sometimes things happen on your days off and a call for volunteers is put out. I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy, the planets and alignments — so eclipses...Read More →
This is a TV news story that I shot, reported, wrote and edited that ran on KCRA-TV’s Common Ground on Saturday May 19, 2012. In daily news we live under very strong time constraints of...Read More →
A month ago I reported a story KCRA Channel 3 Reports about a delegation of Chinese businessmen and government officials from Funan County in the People’s Republic of China coming to Sacramento to look at...Read More →
A delegation of Chinese government leaders and businessmen from Funan County in China are visiting Sacramento, considering setting up a distribution center here for their products — baskets and woven furniture. I’ve seen woven baskets...Read More →
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...Read More →
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...Read More →