Entries from November 2007

GREAT SCOTT!!! The future of newspaper photography…

November 29th, 2007 by Travis Long | 1 Comment

GREAT SCOTT!!! The future of newspaper photography…

The future of newspapers from Travis Long on Vimeo. I was watching the BTTF trilogy a few weekends ago with my daughters & had to laugh when I saw this scene. Check out this screenshot of the October 22, 2015 edition of USA Today: Circulation up! 3 billion readers. Zoned Hill Valley edition with hyper-local [...]


Roanoke calls it quits for Webcast

November 20th, 2007 by Travis Long | No Comments

Roanoke calls it quits for Webcast

The Roanoke Times’ TimesCast debuted in 2005 and has since been imitated everywhere. Now they’ve decided it’s time to move on. Reasons for quitting TimesCast included: Lack of revenue from advertising Required too much time to produce on a daily basis Didn’t increase viewers over time Here’s what journalism professor Mindy McAdams had to say [...]


Ian’s Peace

November 20th, 2007 by Travis Long | 4 Comments

Ian’s Peace

When the N&O started its push towards video last June, our director of multimedia, Robert Miller, broke the staff into five teams. We were to go make a video and the only rule was that the video had to involve water.Our team (Takaaki Iwabu, Ethan Hyman, Juli Leonard and myself) chose to do a video [...]


Ever wonder if you are overpaid?

November 20th, 2007 by Travis Long | No Comments

Ever wonder if you are overpaid?

Here’s an entry from Will Sullivan’s Journerdism blog that offers some average pay-scales, descriptions and responsibilities for multimedia jobs in the newsroom.


NPPA team video win

November 19th, 2007 by Travis Long | 1 Comment

NPPA team video win

The last few weeks have been good to me. In September I had the opportunity to go down to Poynter for the week-long Multimedia in Teams workshop. Anyone who’s been to Kenny Irby’s journalism funland knows that you come back energized and refreshed yet somehow exhausted at the same time. The workshop culminated in the [...]


Video using five sources

November 18th, 2007 by Travis Long | No Comments

Video using five sources

A few weeks ago colleague Chuck Liddy and I put together this daily video using five camera sources: A Canon XH A1 on the ground, a Canon 1D Mark III and Canon S3 in the plane, and two mini DV helmet cams worn by the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights paratroopers. The real challenge was getting [...]


And I thought photo stitching was cool.

November 18th, 2007 by Travis Long | 1 Comment

And I thought photo stitching was cool.

Microsoft Live Labs is developing some new software based on Seadragon technology called Photosynth. It will allow you to fly through a multidemensional scene to see photographs from every angle, zoom into photos seamlessly regardless of size and see where photos were taken in relation to one another. Check out the demos because my description [...]


Throw another blog on the fire.

November 18th, 2007 by Travis Long | No Comments

Throw another blog on the fire.

June-ish of this year, I became the first photojournalist at my newspaper to transition to full-time video. I was a given a video camera, a new Macbook Pro and a mandate: more news faster. In the early months, I was expected to make one off-the-news video per day. I had no training and little guidance. [...]