Berklee students honor firefighters

Berklee College of Music Students Sing to Honor Fallen Boston Firefighters - 3/27/14

Brian D'Amico watched Berklee students remember the two fallen firefighters today at the Boylston Street firehouse.



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    we need to see BRIAN D'AMICO

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    we need to see BRIAN D'AMICO taking up 1/5 of the screen? Brian can't just hold a camera for the sake of Boston for us to see this tribute without plastering his name all over it?

    This was great otherwise, thank you adam

    Hard for me to complain

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    Look how big that Universal Hub logo is up at the top of this page!

    Unfortunately, one of the things that makes the Internet great - the ease with which you can share things - can also make it difficult for folks trying to make a living or just being serious about their craft to protect their work. Hence copyright notes like that. I found the copyright a lot less intrusive than the ads that Google now often puts at the bottom of YouTube videos.

    This isn't about me, but I'm

    This isn't about me, but I'm sorry you feel this way. I am a freelance photojournalist, I spent 10 hours of my day yesterday covering the firehouse, the fire scene and the procession for firefighter Kennedy from the ME's office, plus countless hours editing my work. I'm not in this to get rich off a tragedy, but I need to protect the integrity of my work somehow. The watermark is standard for all of my news videos I post to YouTube, as is the case for many others in this line of work. If this aired on TV, it would have had a TV station logo at the bottom, where is your outrage about that in every news clip on this tragedy?

    Like I said, this isn't about me, I don't want it to become about me. This is about two firefighters who went into a burning building to save the lives of others at all costs, who never came back out.

    he is not trying to piggyback off of this tragedy...

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    This video is the result of his time/work which he gave Adam permission to publish for all of us to consume. As he explains above, he is a freelance who does this for a living - there is no shame in attributing his name to the fruits of his time and effort.

    Thank you Brian for providing this and Adam for posting access to it.

    On a very different note, I live in West Roxbury around the corner from one of the firemen who died. A reporter from the Boston Globe was going door-to-door yesterday afternoon just before dinnertime requesting to speak with neighbors who knew the man or his family. He came to my house and I declined to speak with him telling him that I didn't know them (it's really none of his f'ing business).

    Perhaps I'm just saddened and bitter over fact that Walsh's family is still grieving over the loss of their husband/father but I was put-off by this. Really... what did the reporter expect people to say to him? Obviously the vast majority of reasonable people are saddened if not heartbroken by their deaths so was he hoping to get them to weep over a statement about how tragic the whole thing is? Was he (or his manager) hoping for some dirt for people to heap on the already tragic circumstances? That they were noisy neighbors or some other scandolous 'Herald-esque' tabloid-appropriate fodder for a scummy front page headline?
    I mean it just reminds me of TV reporters who interview families of victims who just died and ask them how they feel... wtf, seriously?

    When I was driving by on an adjacent street, I noticed a police detail in front of the family's house - I just hope it wasn't there primarily to allow them to grieve in peace (ideally reporters wouldn't go question a family just after losing a loved one): if it was, I hope it was effective.

    Not an indictment of reporters - rather an indictment over those in the media who won't let a family and the surrounding community grieve in peace.

    For me, the second worst part of being a reporter

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    For the reasons you stated. But I doubt the reporter was trying to dig up dirt. He was trying to put together a profile. Who were these two guys? What made them choose a career that involved such risks? What where they like off the job? Everybody wants to know and neighbors who might have known them are a good place to start.

    The worst part was going up to the family of a dead person and trying to get them to talk. Horrible, you don't feel like you have any right to be there, and yet you do, if you want to keep your job. And, yes, sometimes, the family says go away. But you know what? Sometimes, they invite you in and tell you their loved one's story. Everybody else in the room already knows that person's life. But here's this new person with whom to share that story.

    No worries

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    We all enjoy your work out here and as Adam points out - you need to take steps to protect it - esp. as someone that makes a living out of it.

    I'm sure you can experiment as some have suggested - but never hesitate to post that copyright. I enjoyed it and my wife took particular note of the audio quality - this sure doesn't look or sound like it was done on your phone and somebody's gotta pay for that nice equipment and your time. If the price is some extra letters on the screen, we can deal with it.

    Thanks again to all - especially Boston FD for your sacrifices. We all mourn our loss this week.

    And thanks for sharing Brian.

    True, this

    I am ceaselessly amazed by the amount of grousing over ads or watermarks on work that people are paying nothing to view.

    That watermark also protects the work of the Berklee students from being used inappropriately, too.

    Keep up the good work, Brian!

    No, we don't.

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    Next time, be sure you get there early enough to bump Brian out of his spot and upload your own video without the watermark for all of us to enjoy.

    Thanks for volunteering!


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    Just do your stuff Brian

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    and don't worry about twerps agonizing over a watermark location.

    I just glanced at the location and was puzzled by the fuss.

    The main way a content craftsperson is likely to make a living is if people know they exist.

    Camcorders are fairly cheap and non linear editing software is readily available so let the style over substance crowd just get their own damned gear and show us how its done.

    Most of the real work is in showing up.