Wallace Arts setup

During much of 2012 and 2013, I shot, edited, and assisted in overall production of a series of seven videos on behalf of The Wallace Foundation. The videos complement a written report detailing best practices for urban arts programs around the U.S. This video serves as the introduction for the entire project. The entire collection of the seven videos may be accessed here.

Responsible (and Effective) Storytelling (with Video)

What guides what we tell and what we owe to our subjects?

I’ve been thinking a lot about ethics in non-fiction video production and storytelling over the past couple of years, in particular. For a lot of people, video production means just setting up and pointing a camera, getting some good light on the subject and… Voilá! Put this clip next to that clip and you have a video! In reality, there are so many more levels to this than most of us realize. There are at least 4-5 different major software applications for editing, alone, with different values and variables for each. But one big component of video production which distinguishes elite producers from those still learning is ethics. (I know, I used to think ethics was boring, but it’s pretty exciting, actually!) This will probably be a multi-part (at least 2-part) series, so I will keep these posts fairly simple. read more