Join Brian Kaufman for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing the Packard Plant documentary, part of The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist.
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So, when we started the Packard Plant Project. …When I started shooting it years ago I started shooting it because the newspaper …wanted to do a story on it for print and online. …And that story got pushed back, and the date got pushed back for publishing. …And so, essentially, what we did is take the most interesting part of it. …For me, which was an interview with a poet that wrote about the place. …And laid a lot of, some of the best footage over that interview. …And then to give it context, the second half of the video that we have online now …with interview sound bytes and thoughts from people who live and work around the plant.…
People who've had dealings with the plant they give us some context as to what …you're looking at. So, essentially, in the smaller video …that's online right now. We started with, (COUGH) the first half …of this video is our poet, basically, reading the poem he wrote about this …place, and that audio is laid down here. And all of this right here is the video …
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.