Monday, May 30, 2005
When not shouldering a local news TV camera, Stewart Pittman blogs from
North Carolina as "lenslinger," giving a professional's take on
the spread of photo and video blogs and telling stories-behind-the-stories, from yesterday's Strawberry Fields Endeavor (yes, he does have fun with words as well as pictures) to this tribute to a fallen soldier
and the young man's mother.
(The latter piece was posted back in
February. It's just a coincidence that I stumbled on it on Memorial
Day, after following a link to his blog from I forget where...)
Here's a bit of his essay on the growth of amateur personal photojournalists:
Tripod Row, the view's indeed a little scary. Squinting civilians
peering into tiny lenses, breaking bedrock principles of
camera-handling with every unnecessary sweep and pan. No one expected
the democratization of media to be pretty, but the attendant lens abuse
is enough to break this cinematographer's heart. But that ship has
sailed...In the comments at the
end of that post, lenslinger says he's just pointing out the new
possibilities in what the pros call "ENG" (Electronic NewsGathering).
I openly acknowledge and wonder out loud about the looming change
separates me from many in my immediate industry... I'm all for a media
revolution, I'm just trying to figure out my place
in the field."
To see what other folks in that field are talking about, visit Stew's
blogroll (the right column of his weblog), which has categories
for "Electronic Newsgathering" and "Photogs Who Blog," as well as a collection of
other North Carolina bloggers.
I'll have to browse around the Rocky Top Brigade for Tennessee television camerafolk. (The closest I've come to the topic recently is a collection of links headed Blogging tips for newspaper folks, and a TV example, which actually has several TV examples. As for amateur online video, see my podcasts & videoblogs background page. )
|| © Copyright
7/19/08; 1:06:05 PM.