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    Deep Dive Into Production Audio

    The last few seasons of SoCal Connected were produced on a shoestring budget which is why the show stopped hiring dedicated location sound guys. Field production didn’t even get  PA’s so interviewees were hastily wired up by camera operators. I’m pretty anal about audio quality since…

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    Hanging Out at the Dohyo of Dreams

    Of the many SoCal Connected shows that I’ve worked on, Grappling with Giants is my favorite. It’s a short doc that I produced for KCET about Jim Lowerre, a tech writer from Garden, Grove, Calif. that built an authentic sumo ring (dohyo) in his backyard. Believe me…

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    Covering My First Wildfire

    The smoke from the latest crop of wildfires is giving me flashbacks of the Woolsey fire that raged through Southern California in 2018. I remember it vividly because I’d been asked to cover the frontline by Karen Foshay, the executive producer at SoCal Connected…

  • How Small Firms Can Court Online Reviewers

    WALL STREET JOURNAL – Looking for a low-cost way to market your products? Find an influencer. These high-profile reviewers can have thousands—or tens of thousands—of followers and fans on YouTube, Facebook and other social networks. Sending them products to review can be an effective…