no, F*#@ you!!

March 15, 2009

This past week I talked with two amazing journalists who are out of a job because their newspapers folded. And there are more to come.

So, how are J-Schools teaching bright eyed students to prepare for jobs in the brave new world of journalism, whatever that might be? According to a sharp item on New York Magazine’s website, here’s how one of the “greatest” journalism schools sees the future: Columbia J-School’s Existential Crisis

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Note to self: check out more stuff at the Learning Annex before having a tenured professor try to teach me how to do things they’ve never done before.

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deconstruction

March 3, 2009

People often ask me to come speak about my work. These days I love talking about multimedia because it’s my current passion. So when the American Society of Picture Professionals asked me to stop by on Tuesday, March 10 at 6.30, I thought it’d be fun to look at a single piece from start to finish. Hope you can make it.



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whoo hoo, a winner

May 18, 2008

My work as multimedia producer and editor on Bearing Witness was awarded the top prize in the Multimedia- Photo/Video at the new New York Photo Awards. It’s a huge thrill for me as Bearing Witness was my first MediaStorm project.

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boom!

February 20, 2008

The popular online show Rocketboom came to MediaStorm last week and the episode ran today. So if you want to see our very cool office and a bit about what we all do, check it out.

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(and here’s the extended conversation with Brian Storm and more inside stuff. Yup, that’s one of the beauties of the web: you can see the entire interview, not just a small edit.)

my new life

December 9, 2007

I’ve joined the Emmy and Webby award winning multimedia production studio MediaStorm as a multimedia producer.

And I am psyched!

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credit where credit is due

September 22, 2007

Until now, Gerda Taro has been remembered as Robert Capa’s girlfriend. 70 years after her death Ms. Taro, seen by many as the first woman known to photograph a battle from the front lines and to die covering a war,is getting her work seen in a show at ICP opening this week.

Accoreding to this story in the NYTimes, some of Taro’s photos were published under Capa’s byline. The paper says: “With the I.C.P. show, “we’re trying to redress the crimes of history,” Ms. Lubben said. “A lot of it has to do with being in the shadow of this man, whose career was so renowned. And part of the reason she is lost to history is people don’t know what photos she took,” she said, noting the frequent errors of attribution of Ms. Taro’s work.”

Here’s a slideshow of Taro’s work from the NYT.

Video Letters to the editor

September 14, 2007

Today the New York Times website published it’s first video letter to the editor.
“Charles Ferguson, a filmmaker, presents a rebuttal to claims made by L. Paul Bremer III that top American officials approved the decision to disband the Iraqi army.” the site explains.

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New York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal said: “I have never heard of it before being done here,” he adds. “It is an amazing use of the Internet. This is what the Internet is all about.” If letters to the editor are going video, what’s next?

Rock Star

September 12, 2007

I used to do a lot of portraits when I started working for magazines as a freelance photographer in NYC and I remembered those days when I did a fun portrait a while back of Professor E.O.Wilson. He’s the Mick Jagger of Science, often referred to as “Charles Darwin’s Heir” and a genius. He is an amazing thinker, a two time Pulitzer prize-winning author, the man who coined the term “biodiversity” and also a very gentle man. I made this image at the Darwin exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. After the session, I got to walk through part of the Darwin exhibit with him and hear stories about Darwin’s family, whom he knew. It was one of those moments that made photography the joy it continues to be for me.

You can see this image at my new website bobsacha.com

Just talkin’

August 16, 2007

I love talking with interesting people. Last week I had breakfast with George Jardine, a very cool guy from Adobe who helped design Lightroom. We met at one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and talked about a few things that we’re both extremely passionate about, with the big one being photography.

Two days later we got together again and this time he recorded our conversation for his great series of podcasts. We spoke about photography, new media, films, audio and where this might all be going. It was a fascinating and enlightening conversation for me plus I got to wear a very cool and amazingly efficient microphone on my ear, just like a popstar.

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Have a listen.

New York media is abuzz today with the launch of the CondeNast’s website for the publishing companies latest, long awaited business magazine called Portfolio.

There’s lots of cool multimedia content including infographics and video.

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Since Conde Nast has some of the most successful — and profitable — magazine launches of the past few years, no wonder everyone sits up and looks (and listens and watches.)

In a NYTimes review of James Nachtwey’s NYC show, a rumination on the potential power of photography to change the world.

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Oz at night

March 22, 2007

Thinking about Bernice Abbott  makes me nostalgic for NYC…

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Oz by day

March 22, 2007

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March 22, 2007

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