One of my professor, Jay Rosen‘s, greatest preoccupations is the gap between breaking news and our understanding of its larger context. Our Studio 20 journalism group at NYU has been addressing that problem by creating original works of explanatory journalism (explainers) and prototyping new explanatory techniques for our media partner, the non-profit investigative news site [...]
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Back when I worked at Speakerbox (now defunct), we once helped a South African indie band called The Plastics to make a TV-quality music video. I think it turned out alright:
I conducted, shot and edited this interview with Die Antwoord in early 2010, just after their breakout music videos, “Enter the Ninja” and “Zef Side“, had gained international infamy via Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin. I don’t think I’ll ever experience anything quite like it again.
Based on actual interviews with a victim of bedbug infestation and a pest control expert “Tiny Little Vampires” is a rock opera about New York’s bedbug problem that combines in-depth reporting with entertainment and music. I did this project with David Holmes and Erin Evans, and it was an inordinate amount of fun. You’ll hear me singing [...]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any white boy who regularly spits out the Fresh Prince theme must be in want of a life. But sometimes, instead of that, he gets his sucked into making a parody of (and in many ways, an homage to) a rap tune of real consequence, a ditty that [...]