This opening shot from “The Player” by Robert Altman is eight minutes long without a cut. I’ve been a fan of many of Altman’s intertwined stories, and I love how he uses the camera to introduce us to multiple story lines in one tracking shot. Opening scene from The Player (1992) from Single Shot Film […]Read More ‘The Player’ opening shot by Robert Altman
Author’s note: This post wraps up the responses to my earlier prompt for the Carnival of Journalism blog project. Feel free to contribute your own blog responses, and I’ll add them to the thoughts compiled here. — As I’d hoped, our group stretched my prompt about longevity and meaningful content in a variety of directions. Engagement […]Read More #jcarn: Finding the way to meaningful, long-lasting content
Prior to the first Obama-Romney debate, some critics blasted polls as Democratic-leaning. The more accurate statement: Polls reflect the people more willing to answer pollsters at the time of the poll. And now, it seems Republicans are the more motivated interviewees. Before the debate Before the debate, Democratic voters were motivated. After the conventions, President […]Read More Interpreting polls: Motivated interviewees, motivated voters?
Let the punditry commence. The political chatterers have spent much time recently on the special election in Massachusetts as Republican state Sen. Scott Brown closed in on the Democratic candidate, Attorney General Martha Coakley. Tuesday, Brown defeated Coakley, taking the U.S. Senate seat held for 46 years by Ted Kennedy, known as “the liberal lion […]Read More Massachusetts Senate race: Referendum on Obama?