A Video Series

130405 AVS DC 192ViewFinder is a video series by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The ViewFinder team shoots natural sound packages on DSLRs and broadcast cameras. We let our sources tell their stories in their own words. We love clean, creative shots and crisp sounds.

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ViewFinder presents: Overcoming Obstacles

ViewFinder photojournalists from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism present Overcoming Obstacles, a video series on the physical and mental challenges that people face in their daily lives. Reporter Catherine Harrington guides us from one natural sound package to the next: a paraplegic painter, a restaurant that caters to food allergies, a young man dealing with asthma, Great Dane therapy dogs, and a family dealing with Alzheimer’s. (Videos by Julia Weaver, Jessica Wilde, Christine Lien, Louie Dane and Catherine Harrington; production by Evan Thornton, Terrence Woods and Ana Namaki.) **Student Emmy® award winning project: Winners for Video Photography in 2013 Student Emmys®

ViewFinder presents: Small Business and Technology

ViewFinder photojournalists from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism present Small Business and Technology, a video series that explores the impact technology has had on local businesses. Reporters Ana Namaki and Terrence Woods guide us from one natural sound package to the next: a flower shop undercut by online flower companies, a bookstore struggling to survive, a recession-proof comic book store, an online dress rental business, and Ben’s Chili Bowl – a Washington landmark that is shipping all over the country through online orders. (Videos by Catherine Harrington, Ana Namaki, Julia Weaver, Christine Lien and Terrence Woods, production by Evan Thornton, Louie Dane and Jessica Wilde.) **Student Emmy® winning video: Best Video Editing category in 2013 Emmy® student contest

ViewFinder presents: Washington Culture Meets Spring

ViewFinder photojournalists from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism present Washington Culture Meets Spring, a video series that explores the way Washington’s unique communities and pockets of culture come together in the spring, setting the district apart from other cities. Reporter Ana Namaki guides us from one natural sound package to the next: a South Asian celebration of the new year, a group that builds homes for the elderly or disabled, a barbershop where cultures come together, and a band that charges donated canned foods for admission. (Videos by Christine Lien, Ana Namaki, Julia Weaver and Evan Thornton; Production by Louie Dane, Catherine Harrington, Terrence Woods and Jessica Wilde)

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