Black Gold Boom: Video Highlights
For the past three months, I've been in western North Dakota reporting on the oil boom. In addition to my audio recording equipment, I brought along a Nikon 5100 Digital SLR with HD video capability. That purchase came in handy at a Cenex truck stop in New Town, North Dakota. I spent lots of time at the truck stop interviewing a couple of oil workers roping a dummy steer, recording sounds, video and shooting stills. In "Gotta Be An Eight," I shot the video and recorded and mixed the audio. My video editing isn't super yet — the mix was produced by Laura Candler, a recent graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
I've also had the opportunity to work with photographer Ben Garvin of Minneapolis. He shot the beautiful black and white stills we used in "Fight Night in Crude Country." I recorded and mixed the audio. The result is pretty stunning, I think.
For more on "Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota," check out the project website.