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The making of 'South High: Fighting against the odds' October 31, 2012

Star Tribune reporter Jason Gonzalez (@JGonStrib), photographer Jerry Holt (@jerry_holt) and I followed the South High football team during their 4-4 season. South High: Fighting against the Odds – Watch the full video on StarTribune.com. The South High Tigers weren’t an obvious target. They were an average team in the Minneapolis City Conference. However, there were two important elements that made the story great – access and characters. We knew the head coach, Lenny Sedlock, would be a great character…

Using time-lapse video to tell a story April 19, 2011

Almost every day I come across a brilliant time-lapse video that I haven’t seen before. Just when I think they can’t get any better, I find an even better one in another beautiful location. One of my personal favorites was shot by photographer Terje Sorgjerd in Norway near the Russian border. The Gladiator soundtrack doesn’t hurt. Less than a month later, Sorgjerd produced a second video from El Teide, one of Spain’s highest mountains, near the Teide Observatories. Beautiful once…