Join Brian Kaufman for an in-depth discussion in this video Breaking down a scene: Scrapping at the Packard Plant, part of The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist.
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So what we're looking at right now is a bridge that's collapsed onto what used to …be a city street and this happened many years ago. …And the story that's told by the business just down the street, the one remaining …tenant in here. Is that the owner was sitting in his …office and he felt this rumbling going through the building. …He thought oh this can't be good, he comes out and sees this huge cloud of …dust rolling down the street. And there's scrappers and their ladders …and torture equipment, and everything has fallen down right here. …And these two guys limp up and walk away. And this bridge has been laying here on …the street for, this has been like three or four years at least.…
Alright, so the footage that I shot, some of the footage I shot yesterday was very specific. …It was for this bridge collapse. And it's going to go in the project in …this area right here. And what we're doing is, we're …introducing this man, and his business, chemical processing. …They're the last tenant in the whole plant, and they have to deal with …
Follow along as Brian explains his process for creating long-form video features and how he uses the iPhone to capture and instantly publish breaking news in the field. We also take a look at his Then and Now comparison series, where he maps old images of the Packard Plant over new ones, which the newspaper then turns into interactive experiences for its web audience.