Mark on September 19th, 2008

That’s John Lehmann of the Globe & Mail with his “skateboard cam.” You can see what he’s up to in the whole picture, and watch his latest Globe & Mail Doc video report, Dewey by Day, Derby by Night, at Newspaper Video. Like all John’s work, it’s worth watching. I’m not sure, though, if he’ll […]

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Mark on September 9th, 2008

The Vancouver Province gets points for using its newsroom blog to tip me to a story that has a direct effect: the temporary rerouting of one of the buses that takes me to the college. That’s news I can use. Except I really can’t, because the change is given in text and it names street […]

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Mark on July 30th, 2008

The local CBC has produced a Google map of homicides in the metro Vancouver area that’s worth a glance. Each of the plotted points has a brief story about the killing — some with images — and links to CBC coverage. It’s also a reassuring reality check: in an area with a population of more […]

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Mark on July 24th, 2008

Days with my father is an incredible act of love and personal storytelling. I encourage you all to immerse yourself in it. (I found this through a tweet from Will.)

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Mark on July 16th, 2008

My lord. John Lehmann, the Vancouver-based photographer and (increasingly) videographer for the Globe & Mail, just keeps getting better. His latest mini-doc is a well-told story from a recent gathering of ETAs — Elvis Tribute Artists. I like everything about this: story, pacing, interviews, editing and ending. Sure, it’s 7:50 long, but that’s how long […]

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Mark on May 5th, 2008

Through Geoffrey Hiller I have discovered the Bombay Flying Club, one of the new breed of online storytelling sites, and what storytellers its documentarians are. Geoffrey, in an email that dropped into my box this morning, is no mean storyteller himself, so when he points to something, it’s worthwhile. Bucharest Below Ground is one of […]

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Mark on May 2nd, 2008

John Lehman of the Globe & Mail, in an email this morning, promised an eye-opener and I got one: his latest video doc is on nude bowling. Buck naked and looking to score is a great little feature piece both visually and in terms of storytelling. There’s a nice pace to the piece and it’s […]

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Mark on April 1st, 2008

The first few multimedia stories by members of my News Production class are online, and there’s more to come, at

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Mark on March 30th, 2004

Elena is a young woman in the Ukraine who likes to hop on her Kawasaki Ninja and ride along the deserted highways and streets of the area around Chernobyl. Armed with a camera — and a device for detecting radiation — she has travelled into the region several times and has documented it all at her website

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