Wikinews:Oscars 2008 co-ordination
I posted to Craiglist about the Oscar photo, and I have 40+ potential photographers, after eliminating the clear nutcases and most putrid of amateurs. Anyway, of what's left, we have really bang-on spectacular photographers, including actual pros who have shot the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, . So, how should we decide who goes? Should I post 10, let people vote for the top three, and the one with the most votes goes? Should I post 10, do approval ("support") voting, and choose whomever I feel most capable from the top three vote getters? Whatever the process, should Commons be allowed to participate? -- Zanimum 18:42, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
- I would say the best thing to do is post the ten, give us some time to talk about it and then let us vote. Ideally we should have a statement from each person to make sure they fully understand what is going to happen with the photos. Commons should be involved, but we need to remember a bad choice makes Wikinews look bad not Commons.--Cspurrier 20:20, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
- Amy Tierney: Entertainment photojournalist who has lived in Los Angeles for seven years. For the last two years, she has been an independent contract photographer for Wireimage. 1, 2
- Michael Kirst: Member of the Professional Photographers of America. Clients include Peoples Liberation and William Rast clothing.
- Christopher Ballesteros Lives right behind the Kodak Theatre, thus a geographic advantage.
- Doug McNamee University of Washington Journalism degree, clients included the American Embassy, Coca Cola, Boeing, and China Airlines.
- Jake Kauffman Sports and wedding photographer
- Robin Laananen Clients include Rolling Stone, Epic Records, Sub Pop Records, Maxim Blender, Guitar World, Revolver.
- Albert Chau clients include Apple, RadioShack, Monster Cable, Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
- Steven Barston Clients include People, Parade, King, Vibe, The Source, Revolver, TV Guide, Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Alternative Press, Trace, Scratch, etc.
- Jennifer Darling Has shot at the Playboy mansion for IN Magazine, but primarily shoots headshots.
- Alan Zasi Did the Oscar red carpet in 1996 for the Australian Consolidated Press.
I'm leaning towards Amy, Robin, Steven, and Alan. Who does everyone else thing? Monday I'll be emailing the successful photog. -- Zanimum 22:35, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
- In order of preference, I like Albert, then Robin, then Amy. However, all three of those seem to have done well at event photgraphy. I didn't see any event pictures from Alan. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:52, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
- Yes, that is true. He didn't send me an attachments either. -- Zanimum 17:56, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
- Having now seen some photos from the candidates I'd pick Amy, then Albert. --Brian McNeil / talk 23:03, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Is that everyone? I'm going to contact at half-past-noon, EST. -- Zanimum 15:24, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
- No one? -- Zanimum 19:49, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
- Sorry Zanimum, all these geeks aren't interested in the Oscars. I wish you and your chosen photographer the best of luck. If there aren't many others looking forward to it, I want to see what we end up with. My listed preferences were based on photographers who showcased red-carpet pics instead of just artsy stuff. When it comes time to put stuff up I'd like to see lots of semi-stubby articles to ensure we can use lots of pictures. Having a reporter and photographer there means we can do a "cluster" of articles or a feature made up of small articles and a central piece. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:09, 13 November 2006 (UTC)