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Great 8 drops Friday!

February 2nd, 2009 by Travis Long | No Comments

Great 8 drops Friday!

Been a while since I’ve posted anything. Here’s something fresh from co-worker Jason arthurs and I.


Double live, youtube and blogs to boot

June 26th, 2008 by Travis Long | No Comments

Double live, youtube and blogs to boot

This month I’ve spent most of my days live-streaming a first-degree murder trial to newsobserver.com. On June 9th, producer Rob Roberts live-streamed a Barack Obama speech during the lunch recess for the first ever double live stream on our site. At the time, much we being said on cable news and blogs about Barack and [...]


Framegrab vs. still: a real world comparison

May 19th, 2008 by Travis Long | 5 Comments

Framegrab vs. still: a real world comparison

Pixel to pixel: Left, Canon 1D Mark II, right, Canon XH A1. Today I arrived at the Johnston County courthouse to cover a murder trial. The media was escorted up to a room overlooking the courtroom. The view of the witness stand was a good 60-foot throw from behind tinted glass. A small speaker with [...]


Top hat & the Time Machine

May 14th, 2008 by Travis Long | No Comments

Top hat & the Time Machine

This morning Shawn Rocco and I rose before dawn to photograph a high rise being adorned with a new top hat, a 60 foot 11,000 pound steel spire. The 33-story RBC Plaza is now the tallest building in Raleigh. For this assignment I attempted my first time-lapse using my still camera mounted on a tripod [...]


The 30 second video

May 13th, 2008 by Travis Long | 9 Comments

The 30 second video

Colleague Ted Richardson and I were assigned to make a video of the first day of the NC legislative session. Yawn… Sorry, I get sleepy just thinking about it. This was Ted’s first day in the new video rotation and I didn’t want him to get a bad taste in his mouth right out of [...]


Sucker for airplanes

May 9th, 2008 by Travis Long | 1 Comment

Sucker for airplanes

When I was a kid I was fascinated by aircraft of all types. I loved air shows and spent hours building scale plastic model airplanes that I would suspend with fishing line from my bedroom ceiling. I’m sure I lost more than a few brain cells from that noxious plastic model glue. Thursday I relived [...]


Video or stills… that is the question

May 7th, 2008 by Travis Long | 1 Comment

Video or stills… that is the question

The answer is yes. In some circumstances you can do both, but chances are you’re bound to look (and feel) a little silly doing it. photo by Roger Winstead Truth be known, the very capable Shawn Rocco had my back on stills when this photo was taken during a recent Hillary Clinton event. I was [...]


Primary ground zero

May 6th, 2008 by Travis Long | No Comments

Primary ground zero

There’s still no end in sight, but no one can say we didn’t cover the hell out of it. From left, myself, Corey Lowenstein and Shawn Rocco covering Sen. Obama’s NC primary election night party in Raleigh.


Clinton and Obama, a soundbyte matchup

May 3rd, 2008 by Travis Long | No Comments

Clinton and Obama, a soundbyte matchup

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama urged their supporters to support the Democratic Party nominee regardless of who wins during separate speeches Friday evening at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Raleigh. (Staff video by Travis Long) During the past few weeks I’ve covered no less than 14 campaign events here in NC. Friday was a rare [...]


This American Life LIVE

May 1st, 2008 by Travis Long | 2 Comments

This American Life LIVE

Tonight I had the pleasure of viewing a This American Life live broadcast on the big screen. The one night event was broadcast from NYC in HD and Cinema Surround Sound via satellite to select movie theaters across the U.S. The approximately two-hour broadcast featured stories from season II of the Showtime series as well [...]