Published on CNN.com, January 16, 2013. View on CNN.com.
I pulled together this little mash-up for the 2012 presidential inauguration. We ran one version during the week before the inauguration, than added a few moments from this year’s ceremony and re-featured it.
A video like this looks very simple to produce, but it was actually a bigger task than expected. The editing part was very straight-forward, but finding all of those clips was an adventure in the BETA section of the archives. Then once we get into pre-CNN history, I needed to make sure everything I used was in the public domain or get permission from the copyright holder if it wasn’t. It’s a pretty normal checklist for a mash-up, but you can’t be too careful when it comes to copyright.
Role: Producer, Editor