An Artist’s Visit to Forest Lawn

The yoga guru Paramahansa Yogananda is interred – his body is interred – at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. While in Burbank for the artists’ reception at the Betsy Lueke Create Arts Center for a juried show of collage artists work – Dawn is one of the artists – we spent a couple…

“Hate in America” documentary wins RFK Journalism award

https://cronkite.asu.edu/news-and-events/news/cronkites-news21-wins-rfk-award-hate-america-project Last year, News 21 – the national yearly investigative reporting project from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism – spent seven and a half months researching, investigating, and documenting hate crime and hate groups in America. The first four months were spent at our respective schools – 40 students from around the country and…

How Our Lives Depend on Others’

Researchers study the regenerative powers of the gila monster, and the Catalyst team talks with folks who could benefit from such virtues. Camera and audio credit

Wildlife Migration Corridors Across the Border

Arizona PBS science television show Catalyst started their second season with great stories on autism, wildlife migration corridors, acoustic ecology lab, and more. The story on wildlife migration corridors took our team down to the Mexican state of Sonora, just south of the US/Mexico border, to document a team of ASU researchers gathering data for…

A Conversation with Sueanna

Sueanna Wilson is an only child, who birthed thirteen children – eight girls, five boys. Here’s a conversation with her about family, children, and other stuff.

Television magic

Visual storytelling requires skills invisible to the viewer. So I’m learning. For instance, can you tell how many separate ‘shots’ this 39-second piece required (or how many treats my two actors received)? Before going to the Cronkite School, I wouldn’t even have ‘seen’ separate shots. I would have seen one long sequence. Snack-Time from Danny…

A little story about rainbows

Some stories tell better as animation and illustration. In this rainbow piece, a very very abstract topic gets colorful treatment.