Friday, May 28, 2010

Power Struggle

One of the reasons I've been MIA on this blog for the past few weeks is that I've been working hard to finish this multimedia piece:

to go with this story, about a small town in the throes of a conflict over whether or not a coal plant should be built nearly in the middle of town. The story was a difficult one, for a number of reasons. Watch the multimedia, and please, let me know how you feel about it. I would love some feedback. Audio recording by Mara Zepeda, production by a now exhausted me. I'm getting ready for a much-anticipated trip to Colorado with the boy and the pup. The camera will be coming along too, but just with the prime lenses and only to be used when the light calls out for it. And yes, there will be whiskey and steaks and reading and napping and fishing and swimming and happiness. It's about time.


Tully said...

I really dig the approach you took, stepping back and showing more of the environment in the photos. I think I try to always get physically close too much. This was refreshing.

One critique I have is about the speed after the young man started talking. I felt like there may be one too many photos in that part as the timing felt a little quicker than the rest of the piece.

zach said...

great great. like tully, i think the approach is spot on. doesn't multimedia work better this way? also, the voices really speak to the story. sounds like you put serious time in being a journalist and interviewing folks. brava.