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 —
Weather! Weather! Weather! Rain! Rain! Rain! At KCRA we are constantly watching the Dopplar Radar and the darkening clouds in the sky. The past two months have kept us in all kinds of weather. And...Read More →
KCRA Crescent City David Bienick 11PM 3-11-2011 from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. Friday, March 11, 2011 — Normally on the work schedule I am a 9-6 guy. On this particular Friday I was slated as...Read More →
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:...Read More →
Buoyed by the reader response from my first book Naked Filmmaking about how I make films as a one-man filmmaker without a crew, I have been thinking about writing another about how I do TV...Read More →
My paying gig as a TV news cameraman at KCRA in Sacramento has become much more demanding over the past year, and even more so in the past month. Frequently I return home late and...Read More →
This is a reposting of a news story I did that ran on KCRA-TV a few weeks ago. The subject of the story, Nancy Siegler, is a breast cancer survivor who credited her winning her...Read More →
A friend of mine, Rick Stevens, is involved in the Land Park community here in Sacramento. When the city started having financial woes one of the first items to be slashed were the city’s parks....Read More →
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...Read More →
It’s ironic that the more that creating video becomes available to the general public, the more the video store is becoming a thing of the past. First the mom and pop shops started disappearing as...Read More →