David MacCubbin has been hand-making steel string acoustic guitars for nearly 15 years in the basements and garage of his Cockeysville home. MacCubbin spends more than 100 hours on each guitar, meticulously poring over each detail. On a recent afternoon, he let me spend some time with him as he worked on the back struts and the sides of a guitar. More below…
To hear him tell it, Essien Ture loves basketball more than most things. That’s why it was devastating when the Hammond High School junior found out last spring that he would have to have part of his right leg amputated due to blood clots.
But his love for the game led him forward, and despite needing a prosthetic, he still made Hammond’s varsity team in the fall. Ture’s perseverance has led him to be honored at the Ed Block Courage Awards on Monday, March 16.
Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.
The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.
But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”
In the past year, Howard County Times Sports has profiled four high school teams in an all-access documentary series. And this winter, River Hill’s wrestling team — helmed by alumnus coach Brandon Lauer, who was undefeated through 111 matches and three state championships in high school — was the focus of the latest piece.
We followed the team through a practice and preparations for one of their biggest matches of the year, a rivalry dual bout with Glenelg. More on the production below.
Baltimore photographer Tim Shahan, set up his Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens to shoot a time lapse of the New Year’s celebration at the Inner Harbor from the countdown, the fireworks, and a tug taking the fireworks barge away. He shot a 2.5 second exposure every 3 seconds at ISO 100 at f/3.5.
I admit I didn’t know what I was getting into last May when I started working on a historical documentary of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. It started as a view from the cupola — the small dome atop the school — then it became a look at the architecture. Finally, it was decided that it should cover the full scope of the history of the Catholic all-girls school.
From there, several interviews were conducted, footage was shot, the school’s archivist was consulted, photos were repurposed and editing commenced. Read on below for some of the specifics of how the documentary was produced.
You might say there are better things to do than to spend one’s Saturday evening working, but when working is taking a leisurely kayak tour around a reservoir on a warm day August, you might say it could be worse.
Joel Beckwith, the kayak instructor at Piney Run Park, and I happened to be in the same… boat… on Saturday, Aug. 16, when he led a tour of adults and I was there to document.
I spent three hours with the group in a kayak and attempted to capture both pictures and video of the evening. More on that below.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographer Jen Rynda has a reputation for her sports portraits, or “sportraits,” as she calls them. When local high school athletes are selected as either a player to watch for the upcoming season, or the editors’ choice for player of the year, Jen is sent to spend some time with that athlete to photograph them. She often tries to capture them in a way that is not only artistic, but also shows off their athletic prowess.
The set-up is elaborate, the process tedious, and Jen is meticulous. So, we thought it would be interesting to time-lapse her setting up and shooting athletes at the end of the spring 2014 season.
Click through the gallery to see some of her sportrait shoots over the past two years, and watch the video below to see how the magic happens.
From videographer Anastasia Champ: The Maryland Summer Center for the Arts is a program for gifted and talented students involved in the arts. It began nearly 50 years ago, and now offers students personal training in fields such as acting, musical theater, orchestra, visual arts, creative writing and digital video production. However, due to recent state budget cuts, funding has made it harder for MSCA to operate at its fullest potential.