Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Nightclub nostalgia

I found an old video clip of The Rat in Kenmore Square...it was featured on some show back in the 1980s. Check it out...you'll see the Dana Hersey (the voice of WSBK TV-38) hanging out with the Rat's bouncers, and then goes over to the Pizza Pad.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

my latest video: The Great Pumpkin Catapult

I shot this video a few weeks ago in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Watch these guys launch a pumpkin 1,000 yards...(that's like half a mile!)

So you're probably wondering...

Who are these people? And why on earth did they build this pumpkin throwing machine?

...check out Carolyn's story here.


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Bloodfeast 2006.

I made this video to help promote our upcoming Halloween party -- it's a fundraiser for the New England SPJ journalism scholarship.

Friday, October 06, 2006

My attempt at tractor-pulling.

One of my recent assignments brought me to Raynham, Massachusetts, where I witnessed my first tractor pulling event. I even had the opportunity to try it out for myself. I got some footage with my trusty camcorder, and Kelly Davidson snapped some amazing photos for the story.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

I love this newspaper commercial...

I found this clip on Google Video...it's an ad for Ziarul Financiar, a Romanian financial daily published in Bucharest.

I dig it!


Thursday, September 07, 2006

old skool journalism film.

This gem was made in 1940, as an educational film for high school students.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Google Earth rocks...

I made a new video....I figured out how to get aerial footage!

I used Google Earth to fly around downtown Boston, over Dorchester, and then to the news bureau in Hanover, Mass., where I work.


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

citizen journalist/filmmakers in action

J.D. Lasica writes about TurnHere, a cool site that's like a video tour guide.

Videobloggers and filmmakers can submit these little videos about a particluar neighborhood or place, and they get paid for 'em...pretty cool idea.

...they have wicked short films about all kindsa places, and Boston is one of 'em... take a look...

so far they have films about Boston dive bars, JP, Allston, Somerville, Inman Square...


this video is hilarious...you go girl

my friend (and fellow journalist) Jeannie Greeley fearlessly goes where no reporter has gone before....

she tries out for the New England Patriots cheerleading squad....and her hilarious audition is documented on film.

you can read her story in Bay Windows, and check out the video online here. it's hysterical....


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

what readers envision

No video clip in this post...just a link to an interesting Wall Street Journal article about the future of newspapers. Here's what WSJ readers want to see in the best news site evah, 10 years from now.

A lot of good ideas in there...and I don't think we'll have to wait a decade to see them in action.


Sunday, April 30, 2006

lunchbox nostalgia

lunchbox nostalgia on Vimeo

On Wednesday, April 19th Lauralee and I met up with friends at Redline in Cambridge. Here's a clip of me, Mary and Geoff reminiscing about the lunchboxes of our youth.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Mysterious Ditch: Part II.

In March 2006, four fearless reporters ventured into the woods to film a documentary. What they encountered cannot be explained. Click here to watch the video.

(turn up the volume...and be patient, it may take a few moments to load)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

ice hockey fashionista.

I play ice hockey once a week for a team called the Phantoms. I love our team, but our uniforms are hideous. Our jerseys are a weird aqua-bluish green color, with purple trim. I'm hoping we'll get new uniforms next year. Black with kelly green trim would look waaay better.

This video clip shows some highlights from the game we played on Feb. 26 in Marlborough, Mass.

The footage was shot by my my good pal, (Southie gal-turned federal agent), Amy W.


Friday, March 10, 2006

E-Ink....and video?

A Belgian newspaper is testing out a portable, lightweight newspaper that uses "electronic ink" technology. This kinda thing could allow the newspaper to update itself with the latest news - while it's in your hands.

This technology was developed by some forward-thinking cats from MIT's Media Lab. They started a company called E Ink. I'm so intrigued by this, I hope other newspapers are looking into it. Imagine how nice it would be to have interactive features built right into the newspaper -- say, when you touch the photo from last night's Bruin's game, it starts moving and you could watch a video clip of the game.


Christian Science Monitor tour

On Thursday, March 2nd the New England SPJ chapter took a tour of the Christian Science Monitor's headquarters. It's a gorgeous building.

(Unfortunately my camcorder ran out of juice before we got inside the newsroom)


Friday, February 24, 2006

The Bathroom at the Middle East Nightclub.

Last weekend I saw my cousin's band play upstairs at the Middle East in Cambridge. I shot video of the show, which I'll post later. I also brought my camcorder into the bathroom with me, and took a bit of footage --
I dig the graffiti inside the club's bathrooms.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Mysterious Ditch.

I work out of a news bureau in the 'burbs. We have a lot of woods around our little office building, and some nice walking paths. One day, one of my colleagues was walking around there and noticed a very large hole in the ground, back there in the woods. We don't know who dug this ditch - or why they would bother - but this hole keeps getting bigger. Very strange.

Whenever anyone goes back there, Sandy (who sits in the cube next to me) warns them not to go and jokes that they'll never come back.

Click here to watch video footage of.... The Mysterious Ditch

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Packin' Heat...

well...I shot a few rounds tonight.
The Second Amendment Sisters held a Valentine's Weekend shoot and potluck dinner at the Boston Gun & Rifle Association in Dorchester.

Hard to believe, but this gun range is only a few blocks away from my house...tucked away on a side street next to the Fields CornerMBTA train station, right here in the middle of my 'hood.

I had no idea it existed, until these Sisters showed me the place. They're a great bunch, they've showed me the ropes of handling firearms. I also took a gun safety class there...I want to take the full course very soon.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

My First Mini-Documentary.

It's a mini-documentary...I shot and edited a bunch of footage, and scanned in some old photos, and used a Mindfield song (thanks Gabe!)for the soundtrack...I thought it came out pretty good.

UPDATE: My editors asked me to remove it from my video blog, because it involves one of my newspaper assignments. sorry...