Thursday, February 26, 2009
It was aired by KCPT (Kansas City PBS) on January 29, 2009. Since then, a lot of people have asked me to put it on Youtube, but I was looking for something a bit different and not so overcrowded. At last, I came across this website, "Openfilm" (thanks to Derek Frey, though he doesn't know it) and after sending the file for approval, they put it up yesterday. They got rid of the letterbox format and, because of the ratio conversion, some of the still pictures have been cropped, but other than that it's OK.
TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY CLICK HERE
Suggestion: Press "pause" and let it upload for some minutes, otherwise it gets jumpy and freezes from time to time.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Besides the daily assignments, I'm also doing a project about Collis Crayton, a former teacher who now works as a janitor at a high school in Decatur. I met Collis while shooting a basketball game at that school. Besides his formal job, he's the president (and a bit of do-it-all) of a quarter horse club.
Maybe I should narrow my story down to either his work as a janitor or as a horse carer-breeder-lover, but for now I'm doing both. I just like the contrast...
I'm posting here a few of my first images. Any ideas/suggestions will be very welcome.
Friday, February 6, 2009
The other day, I had an assignment that wasn't very clear (at least for me). There was supposed to be a youth meeting at a church in Decatur. So I went and then found out that it was actually a concert by Fee. I'm told that these guys actually are one of the hottest Christian Rock bands of the moment. I thought that would be good for an audio slideshow, but I hadn't taken the recorder with me. So, during a break, I went backstage and told the band leader, Steve Fee, my idea. He called the road manager and he gave me a CD and the permission to use their music. A couple of days later, besides the photo package in the newspaper, we put this thing on the website: AUDIO SLIDESHOW: CLICK HERE
I had a great time shooting this, and was thinking all the time, "I'm being paid to do this... how cool is that?"