Rockin' at Reagan National (view this story)

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Eric Seals May 18, 2011, 3:39 p.m. permalink

Hi Tucker!

Nice job with this. I got a good sense place right from the start.

I read where you say you're just starting out learning video?? I'd say you're off to a good start man!! 

You could of over done this and had it at 3 or 4 minutes but I like the length that you had. Some things could of been tightened up a bit but that's really ticky tak at this point because it was a joy to watch especially knowing you're just starting out at this :-) 

I love the way you saw and shot this from the nice tight faces of people you were interviewing (even though they came in and out of focus a bit) to the variety of angles you had and the details. The kid laying on the floor at the :52 mark was really fun and glad you held the shot long enough for that.

Appreciate the fact that you had many voices in this as well talking about the band and it was a diverse group. It would have been cool to also add in your lower third what city or county they were from because it just helps emphasize that airport traveller passing through Reagan National vibe. 

Some might say this is a "It is what it is" kind of piece but this is exactly the kind of piece that can be turned around and put on your newspapers website that same day (perhaps paired with a story as well) and generate lots of traffic.

I wish there was not so much over exposure sometimes when you were shooting back towards the windows with the band in front of them.  I know it can be tricky and you didn't do it a lot but just something that stuck out to me

Again very nice job man and I hope you'll post more of your video storytelling on FtF during your internship at The Post.  


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Tucker Walsh May 18, 2011, 7:42 p.m. permalink

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments and critiques, Eric! Look forward to submitting more work and adding my voice to other discussions on FtF. 

All the best,


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Eric Seals May 18, 2011, 7:47 p.m. permalink

Cool man!

I'd also encourage you to go through several videos on here and read reviewers comments. Lots of great things to think about, learn and apply for the future.


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David Brooks May 19, 2011, 11:05 a.m. permalink

This is awesome! Well done! Nicely shot. Good variety. Good audio. Very clean. I wouldn't change anything as far as the edit but as Eric noted, adding the traveler's city under their name would have been a nice touch... but even that is minor, one woman does say where she's from and they're in an airport, so we know they are transition either coming home or leaving. This is very good.

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