It’s the second half of the semester, a time we’ll devote entirely to making videos. Here’s Piano Man, a video short from the website Soul of Athens. Rick O’Keefe is a great talker and quite the piano player, so there’s plenty to see and hear. What do the producers do to provide variety in how O’Keefe’s story is told? Note shot types and subject matter. Also note how the producers use primary footage and B-roll.


About Lisa Phillips

I am an assistant professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz and the author of Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession (HarperCollins, 2015) and Public Radio: Behind the Voices.
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