Documentary VIdeos

Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Justin Boyd: Sound and Time (Mark and Angela Walley, 2013, 8:39) is a particularly good example of a short documentary profile with the perfect balance between engaging b-roll and well-shot interview footage. This documentary brings together gentle camerawork, good editing, and excellent sound design to tell the story of Justin Boyd, Department Chair of Sculpture and Integrated Media […]

Featured Gear

Audio-Technica BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphone

The Audio-Technica BP4029 is a stereo shotgun microphone that produces a center-focused stereo image. It contains two independent condenser elements: a “Mid” element with a line-cardioid pick-up pattern and a “Side” element with a figure-eight pick-up pattern. The frequency response and overall sound quality is quite good. As with many professional condenser microphones, phantom power is […]

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Notes on the interview

Good interviewing boils down to active listening, empathy, and preparation.


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.

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Developing and planning your video project

THIS IS A ROUGH DRAFT, please send me your comments. There are many approaches to developing your idea and planning how you will produce your video project. Going through the process of producing a brief project plan offers you a means to think through your project, especially in terms of the process you will undertake to bring the project to completion. You don’t want […]