My name is Lance Booth and I'm a recent grad from Western Kentucky University. I was lucky and got hired at the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For people who have no idea where that is, it is close-ish to Chicago.
In any case, I was hired on as a videographer, but shoot stills as well pretty much at every assignment. Balancing video and stills, editing, projects and daily assignments is still a new concept for me. School and internships got me ready, but I never had to balance this much before.
In any case, I love visual storytelling. I used to feel photo was king, but I slowly fell for video. Both are powerful media and both serve different purposes. In the end, the story is what matters.