A Tabula Rasa Approach

 

Our investigation may start with a hypothesis, but the moment we disprove it is often the best part of the story. Journalism must be built on facts, but stories are often about the journey to those facts and the doubt that precedes the truth. The more you are certain of, the less you can learn.
Producer / Director of Photography Responsible Journalism. Cinematic Field Production. ﷯
Overcoming the Observer Effect

 

Fussing with lights and camera gear can pollute the honesty of an interview or a captured moment. So seeking "the perfect shot" comes at the expense of some truth. But a real perfect shot must be both beautiful and true, and the near-perfect shooter walks this line like a tightrope. Know your gear like you know your limbs. Be hasty but smooth. Fill the frame and wait for moments.
Stories Come From Characters

 

Data may carve a path to the truth, events draw us into places, and action guides our lens. But the facts we learn and the happenings we observe are but circumstances setting the scene for one microcosmic human story. I believe every person sharing this ball of dirt and water with us is a universe unto herself, and my life's work is to capture some piece of that universe to reveal a greater truth about us all.

Producer / Director of Photography Responsible Journalism. Cinematic Field Production. ﷯
Copyright © 2018 - Russell Midori
Producer / Director of Photography Responsible Journalism. Cinematic Field Production. ﷯
Copyright © 2018 - Russell Midori

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Producer / Director of Photography Responsible Journalism. Cinematic Field Production. ﷯
Copyright © 2018 - Russell Midori
Producer / Director of Photography Responsible Journalism. Cinematic Field Production. ﷯
Producer / Director of Photography Responsible Journalism. Cinematic Field Production. ﷯