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First proof of the new book from the beginning of March.

New Book – Only Days Away!

April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The new book which I’ve been mentioning here on the blog and to friends since last summer is only days away from publication and becoming available on Amazon. I finished the writing and layout a...

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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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An early draft of ONE-MAN NEWSMAN. If you look closely you'll be able to see that the subtitle has since changed.

Writing A New Book: ONE-MAN NEWSMAN

October 3, 2011 | 1 Comments

There’ve been some long gaps in my blog posts in recent months. Hopefully this post will explain much of that. I’m writing a new book. I’ve mentioned this to many of my friends over the...

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My 1995 TV News Photographer Resume Tape

August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the big cloudy mysteries in the TV news business is The Resume Tape*. Or “Get-Away Tapes” as they’re called when you’re starting out in a tiny, unknown, nothing berg of a map on...

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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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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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