It’s the age of The New York Times. I’m making videos to compliment some kick-ass reporting. I’m figuring out the colorful side of business and running around like I’m 25. Follow me at https://twitter.com/chodger and check out a few of my favorite videos at http://nyti.ms/10JmmHG
I spent a wonderful summer interning full-time for The New York Times Video Unit. While the Times is always a fascinating and inspiring place to work, it’s been a particularly dynamic time – as the Times entreats its many reporters to use iPhones and mini-cameras to add video to their articles. I now continue on [...]
As part of my thesis project, I created a website called GrayGracefully.com. This interactive project uses videos, articles, an interactive features to explore the growing number of seniors in New York City. This population is growing astronomically, and the city is trying to meet the demands of this ethnically diverse group. The seniors themselves are facing the biggest challenge, head on, and attempting to gray gracefully.
Soil and City is a video I produced with Nida Najar. For this video, we woke up before dawn, trekked along a highway two hours north of the city, and learned all about the hard work and quite joys of a farmer’s life. This story was shot on a Canon 60d and was published at nycitynewsservice.com
I work for WNYC – New York’s public radio station. I walk in the door in the morning and then run off to cover anything from weather, to senate meetings to port-a-potties at Occupy Wall Street. I create cut and copies for our newscasts airing later that day and then send off photos and articles [...]
http://www.vimeo.com/22968238 African Americans Work to Increase Organ Donation from Channon Hodge on Vimeo. African Americans make up 13 percent of the population but one third of the organ wait list due to increased kidney and heart disease and major health disparities. Organizations are working in the community and with churches to dispel myths about donation [...]
“Street Canners” are the folks who make a living redeeming empty cans and bottles left in garbage containers. For those without papers or skills, it’s their only means of support and they believe they’re doing something good for the city. Not everyone agrees, including the Department of Sanitation – who subsidize their garbage pick up [...]
Making Life Sweet from CUNY J-School Broadcast on Vimeo. Suzanne Barr spent her days climbing her way up the ladder in entertainment, when she realized that her life was missing one important and sweet ingredient. For more about Suzanne’s Sweet Potato Bakery – head to her website: SweetPotatoBakery.com
Channon Hodge joins the hyper-creative Ian Chant on his show: It’s Alive. Learn all about Calorie Counts, a semi-Cure for the Common Cold, and a venereal disease with a police record: It’s Alive 2 http://bit.ly/dWxwEP
This is a little highlight of videos that I’ve done recently.
Created by Elis Estrada and Channon Hodge Every time you buy soda, water, or beer, you pay a 5 cent deposit. Those nickels turn into a $300 million industry in New York State. “Street Canners” pick through trash and recycling bags to redeem those deposits. They say they are earning an honest living and cleaning [...]