Author: David Tames

  • Student Work (Writing with a Camera, Summer 2016)

    Students made the following videos during Latitude Zero: Ecuador and the Galápagos, a Northeastern University Dialogue of Civilizations program led by Professors Jean Ormaza and David Tamés during the summer of 2016. Overwhelmed Again (Erica Hinck, 2016) Additional videos will be added soon. LATITUDE ZERO ran during the summers of 2016 and 2017 and was […]

  • Introducing Writing with a Camera

    Introducing Writing with a Camera

    This site is designed to help you as a student or emerging media maker express yourself in the contemporary media ecosystem.

  • Writing with a Camera in Ecuador (Summer, 2017)

    Writing with a Camera in Ecuador (Summer, 2017)

    Examples of Northeastern University student work done in collaboration with APAK (Asociación de Productores Audiovisuales Kichwas) in Ecuador as part of LATITUDE ZERO, a Dialogue of Civilizations faculty-led program in Ecuador, Summer II 2017 led by Professors Jean Ormaza and David Tamés.

  • Seven tips for better smartphone moviemaking

    Seven tips for better smartphone moviemaking

    When you’re starting out making videos the best camera is the one you got and these days, most of us carry a smartphone, so it’s the best place to start. Here are seven tips that will get get you off to a good start with smartphone moviemaking.

  • Four approaches to structuring micro-documentaries

    Four approaches to structuring micro-documentaries

    A micro-documentary differs from a long-form documentary in terms of length, structure, and quite often, purpose. While most long-form documentaries tell a story with a classic three act narrative structure, shorter documentaries require different  strategies for structuring the viewer’s experience. Most often a micro-documentary will be 2 to 3 minutes in length, though some can […]

  • Microphone Capsule Technology

    Microphones used in video production are characterized primarily by their form factor, capsule technology, and pick-up pattern. A microphone may employ one of several technologies for translating vibrating air particles into electrical energy that in turn is fed to your camcorder or sound recorder through the microphone cable. The two most widely used microphone capsule technologies […]