I am always looking to be inspired, whether it is from a music video, film, multimedia piece, photograph, poem, speech or anything else for that matter. One source I know that I can always turn to is anything by Mercury News photographer Dai Sugano. Such was the case when I watched his latest two part video diary, Chasin’ Nooch, and learned that the second part of the offering was shot all with a point and shoot camera set to video mode. I just find it amazing the kind of work that he can do no matter the equipment. For the second week in a row I can’t embed the presentation that I want to show, so here is a link.
I am not purposely trying to stick with an all SJSU theme here, but another constant inspiration is Ryan Sholin, who works at the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Most recently, Ryan covered the 6-mile Santa Cruz Wharf-to-Wharf run with a cell phone, point-and-shoot camera and user-submitted content. Ryan writes:
So here’s what I did: I set up a page with widgets pulling content from Flickr and Twitter (and thus, Twittergram*), and shot photos and phoned in audio with a cell phone.
In between, I shot video with my own lightweight point & shoot camera to post on the site later.
And of course, we had a photographer and three reporters there, covering the elite runners and the scene.