Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Conference Season Approaches [VIDEO]

It's getting close to that time of year when I start working on a lot of conference-related projects. Here's the promo BMG recently finished for this year's SPBT Annual Conference.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kids Can Change The World [VIDEO]

Here's a fun video that we spontaneously decided to make while filming a story called "Carbon Footprints" for an upcoming episode of Classroom Close-up, NJ. The students at Samsel Upper Elementary School had this skit all prepared to show us, but the format worked better for stage than TV. So to make it work for the show, we just filmed them all holding their signs and cut it together in post. Only a bit of this appears in the actual story, but here's the entire video for your enjoyment.



You can learn more about the student's efforts to lower their carbon footprint when the episode airs May 11 on NJTV.


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Schools Surviving Sandy [Video]

Here's the special episode of Classroom Close-up, NJ about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey's schools.

Like Wendell says in the show, it's not our typical episode. While the format of Classroom Close-up is "newsy", were not known for covering events as they happen. Our stories are usually planned months in advance and the time from filming to post is usually the same. So everyone put in some extra effort to make this one happen, especially our executive producer, who somehow managed to pull all these stories together in just a few days and get us out in the field to cover them.



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Monday, December 31, 2012

Watershed Ambassadors [Video]

This is a story I produced for Classroom Close-up, NJ that aired earlier this month. It's about students at Kresson Elementary School in Voorhees who are studying Watersheds. I love doing these outdoor stories, but this one was particularly memorable because it was the first time I'd ever really encountered Americorps volunteers. The young women helping with the environmental lessons at Kresson were from New Jersey's Watershed Ambassador program.


Americorps recently received a lot of press when they were called on to help at shelters, remove debris, and provide assistance following Super Storm Sandy. I ran into a few of them in Hopatcong while working on a segment for an upcoming episode about the storm's impact on the state's schools.


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