This was a lot of fun to shoot. I’m finding that I get a much better finished product with videos when I work with someone like Martin, who can direct the interviews and the content, allowing me to focus on the camerawork and making sure all the moving pieces are in sync.
It’s been said that journalism is moving towards a “backpack” mode, where one reporter is responsible for an entire story, photos and video included. But with the exception of some tremendously talented multitaskers, I honestly can’t see most reporters being capable of this.
I think you almost have to be able to do one half of the job without thinking in order to do the other half perfectly competently. I’d like to get there eventually.