Lovelle Svart, who shared through online videos the struggle and choices of her final months, ended her life September 28 by taking a drug overdose prescribed at her request under Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. She was 62 and had lived with lung cancer for nearly five years.
Thank you, The Oregonian and the team that helped bring us her story – Rob Finch, Don Colburn, and Ed Madrid.
This is my new benchmark for ‘spot news’ video, no stand-up or narration, all subject driven and edited like Tarantino or Scorsese. “Cody’s Rescue” (Everett McEwan, KWGN-TV/Denver, CO)Note: “Cody’s Rescue” also won the TV Spot News award in NPPA’s 2007 Best of Photojournalism competition.
Multimedia journalist’s Tom Van Dyke and Kuni Takahashi Provide a powerful narrative to this well done special report. See Inside The Surge.
Follow this poetic look at the Cubs from E. Jason Wambsgans and Julia Keller, fun, well done.
You’ve got 60 seconds, no more, no less, make it count
The international jury will deliberate on the merits of the shortlisted films and will award one as “Best Filminute” for 2007. WHAT MAKES A GREAT ONE-MINUTE FILM? Filminute is looking to find one-minute films that “resonate” beyond one minute, films that affect the viewer in the same way a great film does.
The Metropolitan Museum an interactive graphic done right! Props to the team of DeVigal, Carter, Dance and Grondahl.
Oh Lomo, I LOVE YOU!
Just to prove I’m not all about video and technology. Here’s one of my old school girlfriends back from the dead.
To hold, point, and shoot a Diana camera implies a conscious decision to relinquish control. To concentrate your creative powers on capturing the moment and telling a story—rather than fiddling with a bunch of knobs and levers. A blurry-soft and dreamy-toned Diana image is more an interpretation of reality than a correct representation of it. In a way, it’s somehow more accurate to compare the Diana to an oily vintage typewriter than to a megapixel machine of today.
Communications Arts Interactive annual 13
One word, inspiration. Some of the most creative and groundbreaking websites around, good time waster.
Since US papers don’t seem to have a policy, this is the one I’ll follow from the Canadian Journalism Project:
The most important rule – NEVER change the meaning of what the interviewee said.
With rules like that, who could complain?
Rules compiled by
Associate Professor of Journalism
There are some really cool flash sites and an AWESOME winner in the Narrative section from FilmMakersInResidence