Favorite video of the week:
Friday, January 16, 2009
Vintage Russian tobacco ad (pre-October Revolution) — courtesy English-Russia.
Just wanted to send a big, hearty thanks to YouTube and The Pulitzer Center for the great Project: Report event they just held in Washington DC. They flew all ten Project: Report finalists out for a two day conference, including a screening of the finalist videos, panels and discussions on video production and the future of news media, and an excellent dinner at the National Press Club.
It was a real pleasure to talk to and glean advice from so many professionals in the industry. The YouTube and Pulitzer Center staff carried the whole thing off with style and aplomb.
Hanging out in the Google offices and rocking foosball and ping pong in the game room between events — among other things — really blew my mind.
I managed to come away from the Project: Report conference under contract as a stringer for The Washington Times, producing two multimedia packages initially (a print story, a video, and pictures for each) on U.S.-Mexico border issues.
I'll post more details about that after I file my first story and my work on the beat evolves.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I made this video for a friend of mine, AS King, whose first book is coming out in February. It's a young adult novel about a girl from Ireland in the 1600s who becomes a pirate in the Caribbean. Check it out:
Posted by Torrey Meeks at 1:52 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
This is going down as one of the best photographs of 2009. Mark my words:
Robert Sylvester jumps a highway median after waving his gun at police on of I-55/74 in Normal, Illinois, Monday, January 5, 2009. Sylvester was shortly shot by police. He is a suspect in the robbery of Check 'n Go at Market and Hinshaw Streets in Bloomington, Illinois, police said. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Sylvester led police on a high speed chase from Lexington to I-39 before he stopped on I-55/74 just north of Normal Community West High School in Normal. Sylvester was listed in critical condition at a Bloomington hospital (AP photo, The Pantagraph, David Proeber)