My very first serious attempt at a video documentary was a 30-minute feature on well decorated but widely unknown bamboo artist named Tanaka Kyokusho. At the time I’d only recently decided to embark on a journey to become a journalist and the act of creating a documentary was enlightening, challenging and fascinating. The video – […]
Self-described “weirdo” Tom Thum is arguably one of the world’s best known beatboxers. His 2013 TED Talk has had more than 66 million views and he’s performed on stages around the world with other artists and orchestras.
YouTube is not television. But, so much news content on YouTube is taken straight from television and transferred directly to the web. YouTube doesn’t require that videos fit a certain time slot – they can run as long as they deserve to run. With this in mind, an ABC News Digital colleague and I recently […]
“I hav Pancreatic Cancer Terminal case” It was 8:14am last Sunday. I’d received a message a minute earlier: “Got urgent news” I’d seen a Facebook call from him at 8:11am but I knew it it wouldn’t be a quick chat so I asked if he could send me a message instead. I met Tank during […]
My introduction to videography was via skate videos and homemade films. From there I gradually applied my journalistic knowledge and here I am today working primarily in video for a news organisation. My brother Joe and I recently had a rare chance to catch up in Sydney – he lives in Melbourne and I’m in […]
I get on really well with my only brother. Joe is two years younger than me and we share a lot of interests. We’ve both lived in Japan and have invested considerable time and effort in learning the language. So we both jumped at the chance to have some kind of adventure when we learned […]
The Yamanote Line is a 34.5km loop around Tokyo. I walked around it and cut this vertical video from the footage I took on my phone. I posted the video to Reddit – on the Tokyo subreddit – and it didn’t take long for the anti-vertical-video activists to come out of the woodwork: Nice, must’ve […]
I used to run video workshops in regional newsrooms where I sternly told reporters never to shoot video vertically with their smartphones. Though I’d still encourage those particular reporter to shoot in landscape I’ve since changed my stance significantly. There’s certainly a place for vertical video now that a good chunk of online video content […]