J.P. Chan 

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Interns Wanted (Day Job Edition)

I’m looking for students with superior storytelling skills to help me make videos this summer about New York’s amazing transportation network.

As a video intern with the MTA Press Office, you’ll help tell the story of the transit system and the hardworking men and women who keep it running. You’ll shoot onboard MTA trains and buses, inside stations and tunnels, and maybe even climb a bridge or two.

You’ll also sharpen your skills at all aspects of video production — from story development to distribution — and learn a lot about turning around quality packages cost-efficiently and on tight deadlines.

Internships will start in early June and can continue beyond the summer. For more info and to apply, go here. Please don’t apply to me directly.

(Want to help me at my night job? Check back here later this summer.)

 

Back to the Blog

Back to the Blog

In December 2004, I began this blog as Bklyn Blggng, a humble Blogger-based cameraphone blog. (If you want to see that original blog in its current blown-out, spam-infested, decrepit state, look here. This is what happens to abandoned Blogger sites.)

It’s hard to believe eight years have passed. I started photoblogging because I wanted to get into the habit of “writing for an audience” in a simple, immediate way that also included visuals. Not least, the ability to shoot, write, and upload via my Treo 600 was also hugely appealing to my geek sensibilities. Blogging during my lunch hour quickly became a regular pastime.

Thanks to my good friend Mikael, the blog eventually moved to its own domain and Movable Type. For the next several years I photoblogged regularly and had fun making tweaks to the site with his generous help. As I accumulated more film and theatre credits, I added pages to show off my work.

Somewhere around 2009-2010, our MT installation started failing on a increasingly regular basis. I started posting less as a result. In 2011, we moved the blog over to Posterous, which worked well for a while but had its own complications fitting into the Flickr-based blogflow that I’d gotten used to. The posting decreased further and I found myself using Twitter and Facebook more and more to share photos and thoughts.

Earlier this month, Posterous announced that it was shutting down, a widely-predicted move following its purchase by Twitter last year. This development was actually good news for my blog and my site, as it got me back together with Mikael to create this new WordPress-based site.

So, I’m back to blogging and the website looks better than ever. I’m feeling that the blog will go in a more free-form direction this year, so each post won’t necessarily be tied to a cameraphone photo.

2013 is going to be a busy, interesting year for me and I’m looking forward to sharing it all here with you. Thanks for reading.

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Note: for now, I’m leaving the Comments function off. If you feel moved to share your thoughts about anything I’ve posted, respond on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll chat there.

 

A New Year Sprouts

A New Year Sprouts

Happy new year to everyone.

It’s my goal for 2008 to blog regularly again — daily if at all possible.

So check back often. As always, I make no guaranties about quality. But quantity? Coming right up.

(Bklyn Blggng HQ)

 
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