Ink-stained wretch tries to become a video journalist (no laughing, please)
Posted by David Brooks | Tuesday, June 5, 2012
As newspapers re-invent themselves for the digital era (that wasn't too buzzwordy, was it?), print guys like me try to become "multi-media" journalists, which usually means we make little Web videos with point-and-shoot cameras or cell phones. Since 5-year-olds make Web videos these days, that shouldn't be too hard, I guess, but I can't say I'm really shining at it.
I tried to make a one-man video this morning, showing the first day of water sampling in the Souhegan River. I was there in my role as a volunteer with the Souhegan Watershed Association (I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago). The river was so high I couldn't actually wade into it to take samples, and it was raining on my camera, so the effort wasn't exactly what I had planned - but here it is anyway. Let me know what you think.
It's in a video-hosting service called Brightcove, if you're wondering about the odd URL.