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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 —

MIKE

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Salton Sea on KCRA-TV

May 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

This is our vacation home movie. Most people put some videos together, post them on Youtube or burn DVDs and mail them to family. I write up a script, edit my videos and have them...

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KWCH Burn Unit Training 1986 Vimeo from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. A story from the vault from my years at KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas, 1983-1989. Good years and a great place to live, I might...

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KWCH Sail Plane 1987 Vimeo from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. KWCH Sail Plane – Summer 1985, Wichita, Kansas I try to post all of the one-man photographer-reporter stories that I do here on the site....

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One-Man Buzz – KCRA “Bee House”

April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

KCRA Bee House 4-27-2011 vimeo from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 This is the typical time-line of how an average daily TV news story works: Return to the KCRA assignment desk around...

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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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One-Man Filmmaking – One-Man Newsmaking

April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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...

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News Camera Getting Naked

March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can’t remember how long it’s been since I put the rain cover on my news camera. Between the rain and the snow, it’s been needing all the protection against the elements it can get....

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That Sinking Feeling

March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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...

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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...

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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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Thinking Of A New Book — One-Man TV Newsmaking

February 7, 2011 | 1 Comments

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...

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One-Man Filmmaking – One-Man Newsmaking

January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

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...

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Nancy Siegler – Sunflower Success

August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

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...

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Naked News with the Canon 7D

August 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

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....

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Naked Filmmaking – Naked Newsmaking

August 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

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...

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Sacramento’s Awesome Video Store

April 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

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...

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