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oh hai…

Posted by clare on August 23rd, 2011

…time for the annual(?) blog update. What I’ve been doing:

claremajor.com

feastandsacrifice.com

And some of this.


btw

Posted by clare on June 3rd, 2010

(I finished my thesis film, I graduated, I am now available for all your freelance video shooting and editing needs.)

My favorite project from this past year—brought to you by Maggie Fazeli Fard:
(I shot it—while managing not to puke over the side of the boat.)


Missing Chicken, Dead or Alive

Posted by clare on September 9th, 2009

Brown missing chicken

Missing Chicken

Dora, Dead or Alive


the homepage

Posted by clare on July 7th, 2009

I’ve never been a print journalist, so I haven’t known the thrill of an A1 byline. But in the past week I’ve had two videos on the New York Times homepage, and I’m pretty sure I took enough screenshots to make up for all those missed years of newspaper clippings.

Reporter Trymaine Lee and I worked together on two Harlem-based stories, one about feisty old ladies who go door-to-door in the projects, teaching their neighbors about recycling, and one about two professional clowns who renovated their apartment to allow them to practice clowning routines—when they’re not out performing around the world.

The print story that spawned “Paper, Plastic and Persistence” was front and center on the homepage for a few precious hours last Saturday, with a link to the video:

recycling story on NYT homepage

The print story for “Three-Room Circus” is currently the highlighted Real Estate story on the homepage, with a video link, but for a while Trymaine and I had 2 out of 4 of the homepage video player spots:

two videos on NYT homepage

OK, I’m done bragging. But it was pretty cool 😉


proof of my existence

Posted by clare on June 29th, 2009

The first video I edited at the Times is now online on the NYT site here—and also on Nicholas Kristof’s YouTube channel (and, at the moment, highlighted on the YouTube homepage as part of the Reporters’ Center!):

Also, I was an assistant editor on this piece.


Oh, yeah. New York.

Posted by clare on June 11th, 2009

Per Leslie’s request, here’s some blog CPR.

I’m in New York, interning here for the summer:


End Times
www.thedailyshow.com

On my first day I and another intern went out to shoot footage of gyro cones (the big rotating things of meat that chawarma innards are shaved off of), then I burned some DVDs. The next day I tried to call people in Utah whose houses were up for auction (and got mostly disconnected numbers), and today I had a few hours of tech training and then started to edit a Nicholas Kristof piece. It’s fun.


My 'edit room' in Spain…

Posted by clare on March 23rd, 2009

At Alba’s parents’ very lovely house in Girona:

edit room spain

(explanation: I’m here on a J-school travel grant shooting a story on Senegalese immigrants in Spain—I met up with a guy and two kids from my Peace Corps host village. My Pulaar is being stretched to new limits!)


Justifying my continuing neglect of this website:

Posted by clare on February 15th, 2009

My two TV News class projects so far… from December’s end-of-semester show:


and from my class’s February 6th show:



Goodbye to Two-Thousand-Great

Posted by clare on December 31st, 2008

Peace Y'all


November

Posted by clare on November 30th, 2008

Shot video:
* at a design/fabrication studio and at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco
* at a prison in Ione
* from a zeppelin over the South Bay

Felt like a slobbering news hyena:
* at a suspended-driver’s-license police sting in Oakland

Ran:
* after a crowd of Cal students parading through Berkeley and chanting “O-BA-MA!” and “U-S-A!” on election night

Turned:
* 27 years old