Tag Archives: video

Chatting with some awesome bloggers about blogging

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Check out this video I made for my senior project! I got to interview and meet some awesome people to do my blog, a huge and special thanks to Kristen Fenton from Indulge Inspire Imbibe, Rachel Leah Blumenthal from Fork it over, Boston, Lisa Flores from Mistral, Mei Lee from Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Chelsea Monroe–Cassel from Inn At The Crossroads, and my awesome place of employment Cafeteria Boston for letting me shoot some B-roll!

Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out:

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Trying some sweets at Kickass Cupcakes

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I have been slowly but surely doing a series on food trucks in Boston, certainly to pick up more when the weather finally picks up (although I am starting to smell spring in the air, finally!). A few weeks ago I swing by the Kickass Cupcakes truck when it was parked outside the BPL and chatted with Xavier (cupcake ambassador) and some people that had the misfortune to stop by when me and The Russian were filming. The good thing is I ran into Steve Leibowitz, a fellow blogger who runs Hub Food Trucks. Small world!

Not sure if I love myself on video, but enjoy the plentiful shots of the cupcakes! They are only $3 (except the bubbly, which is $4) so you can stock up on a few without breaking the bank.

This video was incredibly fun to shoot and edit, so expect some more videos in the future!

I would also like to add that although the shot didn’t make it into the video, for those who were wondering: the truck does have milk available for purchase to wash down these sweet bites.

-L

A little advice from an expert

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Today my class was visited by Mary Knox Merrill, a former videographer and photographer for the Christian Science Monitor and now works as the director of multimedia at my alma matter, Northeastern.

Merrill was a revelation to listen to, and she showed us some of her video work for the Christian Science Monitor, including this riveting work on rape as a weapon in the congo.

Merrill’s job for the monitor is the kind of work I dream of doing, getting on a plane every two weeks to shoot something for a magazine. She gave the class some tips on photography and videography, which I will use on my upcoming video, as part of my food truck series, on Kickass Cupcakes.

Some of Merrill’s tips included:

  • Perseverance is key
  • Figure out where your place is and be persistent
  • Details make a piece
  • Interview plenty of people
  • Shoot a variety of images, from tight to medium to wide, from every angle, and don’t be afraid to direct the subject
  • Always check the lighting
  • Most important: Always shoot plenty of B-roll (extra overview shots)

So thanks Mary Knox! The information was wonderful and I will be using your tips on my blog very soon!

-L