I totally get that. But, we "ask the tough questions"and do stories for the "little man". That's what the bossman wants, that's what the bossman gets. And, as a follow up... my reporter went on vacation the day after this story. But, I stayed in touch with the lady at the art shop and she gave me the heads up when the city came out and filled the potholes. We went out and shot it. And, without exception, we have gotten results on every pothole story we've done... for months.... but personally I'm bothered by this type of journalism, especially without results/helping people.
Again, we're mandated to do active liveshots, especially on these type of stories. I thought I did an okay demonstration, down to showing his feet where the line actually was. But, I understand what you're saying. I'm a strong proponent of good looking liveshots, on the stix. But, what the bossman wants, the bossman gets.think we could start with the "active" live shot ... it was just confusing made me dizzy.
Well, that has, historically, been a strength of mine. This was outside of my recent comfort zone. I'm working special projects far more than these franchise pieces. So, thank you....when you got to the sewing shop I thought I was watching a different shooter... The rest of it was pretty rough going.
I'll give you that, but we have those hideous mic flags for a reason. Bossman likes them. Having said that, I probably could have laved him, as well. I just wasn't sure how the interview was going to go down, before we randomly walked into her shop. But... no, Harry is a former NPPA photographer regional award winner. He hates the mic as much as I do. But, we also have to balance the franchise/reporter bit, along the way. And, make no mistake, this bit is about the reporter... silliness. Bottom line!I'm not sure why your reporter is hold the stick mic ... he probably sleeps with it at night.
I understand what you're getting at. But, again, we kinda did that in the liveshot. Or, tried. Maybe you're right.... this line that divides the property and most of the story should have been focused around that line and I really think it wasn't. I would have liked to see a shot with the camera on the ground sitting right on that line. "this is what stands between getting this road fixed"
Well... I guess I'm posting it because I wanted some input. Input is what I got. I don't often work the G.A. pool anymore, so doing these are outside of my element these days. However, I do enjoy doing them. I just like to know how I might be able to do them a little better, so thank you!We do stuff similar to this occasionally but I can't imagine posting it for critique.
Busted and agreed.The hand held portion in the gallery was fine once but you repeated the pan to the picture twice and it didn't work the second time.
Finally, the stick mic got more air time than the potholes. Those pieces are hard to do because, in my experience, it's a talent based franchise and you are playing by different rules.