Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quiz on Ch. 12 & 13

The following are things you want to know before you come to the quiz on Friday. The quiz questions will be mainly in multiple choice and some fill in the blank. A total of 10 questions will be asked. It is a close book quiz.

What is “nat so,” in video?

There are mainly 3 kinds of sound recording device in video, what are they and what are their advantages.

According to Ken Kobre (the author), multimedia comes in two basic flavors, what are they?

Which 3 things the book suggests to do to eliminate as much ambient noise as possible during interview?

While interviewing, the author suggests to “ask questions in pairs” or “ask interviewees to repeat your questions?” Why?

What is “platypus” refers to in visual news reporting business?

Photojournalist Travis Fox said still frame grabs from video sometimes do not work well. What situation did he refer to?

What is the difference between “decisive moment” and “decisive sequence”? What do they refer to respectively?

Kim Komenich, photographer of San Francisco Chronicle, compares making a documentary video to writing a symphony. How did he describe that?

Kim Komenich doesn’t suggest zooming while videotaping, why?

What is “motivated zooming and panning”? How should it be done?

Ralf Behrens, a freelance photographer from South Africa, said “One shot is never enough” in video.” What does he mean?

What is “avoiding colliding images on screen”? How do you avoid that?

What is a “jump cut”? How do you avoid that?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

campus beauty

San Antonio College's beauty attracts everyone who passes by.

Henriette Mutegwaraba

Monday, September 27, 2010

Henry Benson is coming to Seguin

News photo II folks,

World renown photographer Harry Benson is coming to Seguin to give a talk to Texas Lutheran University on Oct. 5 (Tue.) at 7:30p.m.

I am planning to go there. Please let me if anyone interested to go. I will drive there and if anyone need ride, please let me or Trisia know.

Check out Benson's Web site:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stroboscopic flash

Not a great shot, but we were limited by a lot of structural and environmental hindrance. We will get better result in a studio or outdoor at night.

Rennie was right. This is formally called stroboscopic flash ("multi" is what it shown on the flash's LCD). As an advanced photojournalism student, you will have to learn how to do this as well as knowing its official term "stroboscopic flash."

Does anyone worked on the audio slideshow yet? I am wondering how the audio sounds like. I don't recall Alison hold that recorder near me. In retrospect, I think I deserve a lavalier on my body too because I spoke and made the noise at the event most of the time.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Big Ditch

Before filming my instructional video at the house, my friend Henry and I decided to skate up the recently created Big Ditch down the road. How could I resist getting this massive drop-in on tape? The Ranger and Dr. Lo deserve alot of appreciation for providing the equipment for our training/practice! ;-)

So my personal critique is this: Using a tripod even when I thought it wouldn't be necessary could have made all the difference in zooming (more steadily), and not moving the camera while capturing a scene!

The Big Ditch by Tyler Cleveland/The Ranger on Vimeo.

Our class blog is up!

Welcome to the advanced level of photojournalism.

As I had told you before, I have high hope on this class. You will learn things most beginning photojournalism students do not know.

On the other hand, my expectation are higher. I would like to see higher level of photos coming out from this class.

Like what we have done before. This blog is for all of us to express ourselves and communicate with each other. You will gain a 5% bonus to your final grade if you manage to post at least once every week. I will come up with a theme each week starting from next week. It would be still photo, short video, or slideshow with sound. Something not very heavy but keep you rolling.

Again, I need to mention that I will expect more from you experienced photojournalists. Sloppy works will not gain you any credit.

Last but not least, treasure and respect this public space. Do not post anything unethical or illegal. Avoid personal attack. Anything done for the Ranger should wait until it's first published and be sure to credit the Ranger when posted (e.g. Mary Jane/The Ranger)

Alright, enough preaching. Let's have some fun. Enjoy the sound slide show below: