As is the case at a lot of newspapers across the country, our photo staff is being pushed to do more and more video projects. It’s been a bit of a learning on the fly situation for me as I had not shot video previously at my last job or on internships after college. When I first started at the Tribune last February, my videos were not very good, but I’ve been trying to push myself to increase both the quality and visual sophistication of my “quick hit” videos. Earlier this week, I recorded Anaya Jolie performing a couple of her original songs for a feature to run in our Sunday paper. While this isn’t exactly a polished MTV music video (they still show music videos right?), it’s a big more visual than our usual videos. For the first time I used video lights and more than one Canon 7D to shoot details as she performed. Baby steps … baby steps.
Indiana fired women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack on Monday after six seasons coaching the Hoosiers. As a student at IU, I shot a lot of women’s hoops as it was a way to work your way up to men’s hoops at the Indiana Daily Student. I shot the women so much so that it contributed to my getting a C in Z301: Rock Music in the 70s & 80s. The class was on Thursdays between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – the same time as several of the women’s games. Coach Jack was fun to photograph during the games because she was always good for a reaction either good or bad depending on how the team was doing.