Nice critiques today on what you liked, what you didn’t, what worked, what needed improvement.
Here are links to what we screened today. Take a second look. Consider pacing; variety of shots; openings; endings; story arcs. Take a second look for inspiration and/or for pointers on what not to do.
Austin wants to die.
Soldier at tomb of the unknown soldier.
Children learning English
This last piece reminded me of a slideshow Rod Mar did. It’s here.
Rod used to be at The Seattle Times (sensing a pattern?). And he used to write a terrific blog on sports photography. He is still blogging and he’s yet one more resource to know about because the blog allows you one more chance to get inside a photog’s head.
Also, came across these. Take a look. Weigh in.
From the Boston Globe. Nice portraits. But frankly I started to get bored….I got through three of them and then got antsy. Sorry, but I must be cold because I just didn’t connect or care.
Really liked this It moves. The photos are great. It’s a sobering subject but I thought it was the perfect length.
This has narration. But the narration doesn’t bother me. I just don’t think it works. Too broad. I’m starting to think why put all the effort in building this? Why not a print story?
Lastly, a ton of award-winning stuff here. Will also link to it over on the right.
Ted and Page got me thinking so I link to a couple of examples of the same story told in different ways.
A radio story by NPR’s Howard Berkes. Listen here.
(OK. Maybe this is a no brainer. Got a story about an aerial PHOTOGRAPHER. Uh, DUH. How about some VISUALS showing us the photos….)
(Kind of like the smart thinking by Rod. Photo assignment on a woman helping the Mariners learn English. Duh. Screams AUDIO)
Here’s the Jackie, Journey Through Cancer story.
Even thought it’s written by yours truly — and a really damn good read (ha!) — I do think the story merits visuals. And a bunch of them. And in this case the combination of visuals plus audio trumps the written word. Sigh.