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Daily Log: Wednesday. June 16th, 2010

Wednesday. June 16th, 2010.

So, it turns out I am NOT done. Wonderful.

Adrian Mihai is mad.

My Professor Adrian Mihai is NOT happy with me because we have to re-edit my print piece. 😉

I have cut it down 1 min 40 and we are feeling that now, maybe, it doesn’t flow was well. This is so frustrating because I just really want to be done, but I also really want to produce a good product.

I am about 1/4 of the way through my print piece. I am going to finish that, hopefully by 1AM and then we will get back to making sure the video piece is done.

Today we had a run through meeting about how the LIVE web show will go. The producers (Myself, Sara Goldblatt, and Allison Fishman) all put the line-up on the board that we came up with, and then as a class we decided on the introductions, etc.

Here is what it looks like:

The Line-Up

I have to put this all into a word document and send it off to the class before morning.

I also have to write a lead-in to introduce my piece. So many things to do! It’s crazy!

Line-Up close-up.

As you can make out, my piece falls into the 7th slot for the night. I am following my classmate Leon Hung’s piece called “Parkour” and it is so good that I am nervous about following it. I mean, I feel very confident about mine, but Leon’s is just great!

I am happy because I will have Anthony Pisano, the man himself, in the studio for a Q & A, after my segment airs.

NOTE: All of you guys should tune in and see it and ask questions while all the segments air – there will be a LIVE Chat which I will be responding to throughout my segment and then any questions left over will be posed to Anthony himself. This is a unique opportunity that no viewer should miss out on!!

This will be the case for all the stories, so please, participate and tune in!!

Again, the LIVE webcast is tomorrow, Thursday, June 17th, at 8PM EST!! Here is the link again: livestream.com/ibeatreporting

Lets connect!!


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Daily Log: Tuesday. June 15th, 2010

Tuesday. June 15th, 2010

UPDATE!! There are only two days left for the final webcast for iBeat Reporting!

Lets see what I have so far:

Video (Check);

Slideshow (Check);

Thumbnail (Check);

Podcasts (Check);

Additional videos (Check);

Title (Check)

…….. All I am missing is the print piece (funny that this is not yet done, especially because I am a print student), which will then conclude all the components I need to finish my multi-media journalism piece on Anthony Pisano – the grandfather of the east village – for my iBeat Reporting class! It has been a long time coming – five long weeks of work, with the last two of which were mainly spent glued to a corner computer in Arthur L. Carter’s Institute for journalism at NYU. Most nights were long, some of which never ended and our dedicated Professor, Adrian Mihai spent those nights right by our sides, helping guide his students through the challenges of capturing film, editing sequences, and producing dynamic multi-media stories.

Please tune in on Thursday night, June 17th @ 8PM to watch my Anthony Pisano story and many other East Village focused pieces from my 14 other talented classmates!

Here is a teaser for my piece:

Anthony Pisano says: "It's Time on 7th"......

Then, here is a still taken right from my iPhone from Final cut express – it is the big “drama moment” in my video piece:

The drama: "Why do you do it?"

And yet another to whet you appetite for learning more about Pisano’s store front apartment:

102 E. 7th Street in b/w 1st Ave and Ave A.

For more on Pisano and other New York Characters tune in and watch!: http://livestream.com/ibeatreporting

And…Follow our class Facebook page! AND…our class website where you will see a great teaser for our show!!

It’s gonna big great and really worth your time! I’m telling you this, not only because I am one of the producers of the show, but because I am a very proud member of this team and am humbled by the talent and hard work that we have all put into the process.

See you all Thursday at 8PM!!

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Daily Log: Monday, June 14th, 2010.

Monday. June 14th, 2010

Do you all know what this means?!!

Hello All –

As the caption above begs…. Do you know what this picture means?!! It means I am done! I am FINALLY done! You are all looking at the end of my timeline in my finished video piece on Anthony Pisano – the Grandfather of the East Village – for my iBeat Reporting class in the editing program Final Cut Express!

I never thought I would see the light at the end of the tunnel, but suddenly last night at around 10:45pm, after a slew of sleepless nights spent with fellow classmates in Newsroom 655 at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism and our dedicated professor Adrian Mihai, I finally finished my piece.

Of course, knowing me, it is too long. At the moment it is running at 7 min 20, which is about a 1 min 20 over my taste. It will have to be cut down for the web, but cutting something out from a article/piece/video, is like “killing my baby” – this a common Newsroom term used to describe the pain journalists feel when they find themselves needing to scrap a story or edit something out of it because of time constraints.

This was the first stage of compiling my “script”:

Block 1, Block 2, Block 3....4.....5...... It just goes on!

The class is hard at work and we have a few stragglers from the night before:

Please! All tune into the webcast on Thursday, June 17th, 2010! Here is the link again:


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Daily Log: Tuesday. May 18th, 2010.

Tuesday. May 18th, 2010.

Today in class I pitched my story.

Class time. Researching before pitching. (Photo from iBeat FB page.)

Everybody seemed to like it and they believed a “day in the life” of Anthony Pisano was the best way to go with the story.

Class pitching and discussing stories. (Photo from iBeat FB page)

They also felt that I should focus on the contrast between Anthony and other 80 year olds living in the city. I think my pitch today was better than the one I made to Adrian last night because I had so much more information from my interview with him this afternoon. I learned that Anthony was a single parent raising 2 children when he was 50 years old. He has a daughter, Antoinette – who has two children and is also a single mother – and a son named Anthony, who is working to become a Navy Seal. I also learned that Anthony had a Goldilocks incident when two young girls (20-23) found their way into his home. He thinks it is because of drugs. Anthony doesn’t drink or do drugs. He just likes his sparkling water. Pellegrino is his choice brand. He has a whole rack, which he made himself, where he stores all of the Italian bottles.

Today my favorite quote from him was: “I have two loves: God and women and not necessarily in that order.” He is such a character.

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