In this news story, I take viewers from Buffalo to Nigeria, where kids are learning pre-professional dance despite living in poverty and lacking resources. Although their dance floor is often a dirt road, nothing can dampen these students’ passion and the quality of their work. For more than a year, while many people have been physically separated from loved ones by the Covid-19 pandemic, a bond has been formed between Buffalo and Nigerian dancers. Creating this report reminded me of similar bonds I formed while growing up and dancing pre-professionally.
This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.
Fire, liquid nitrogen and ice cream…it’s all in this behind-the-scenes video on the making of a news story!
Here’s a candid, behind-the-scenes look at how TV news stories are created. To show you this, one of my friends filmed me while I was filming a story for Spectrum News.
Here, I bring you with me as I direct and shoot a news story while walking miles across the beautiful, snow-covered rolling hills of Western New York.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center is a Buffalo landmark sought out by people from around the world. Broadway touring productions typically choose Shea’s as the venue to launch their shows. Although the pandemic has put this New York treasure on intermission for almost a year, Shea’s is celebrating its 95th anniversary and looking forward to opening its doors again. Teamwork is the epitome of this company. I appreciate that every time I enter the theatre. This time, I am especially thankful for the use of archival material and Kevin Sweeney, Director of Marketing and Communications. I generally shoot and edit my stories solo, and I wanted to do a standup that would have required me to clone myself. Without hesitation, Kevin came to the rescue and filmed me while walking backwards!