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Thanks for the votes, you guys!


This is my “Yay, I won!’ face. It’s the same as my “I’m scared to death on a boogie board.” face.

So, I won the August Tout Bout in the mobile category, taking 37 percent of the vote.

If you voted for me, thanks! You rock! Love ya!

And if you don’t have Tout, you should sign up.

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Attention blog readers, please vote for my awkward video in DFM’s Tout Bout

That's my face looking awkward in a video I entered in the August Tout Bout. I'm a finalist. Vote for me. That is all.

That’s my face looking awkward in a video I entered in the August Tout Bout. I’m a finalist. Vote for me. That is all.

Hey there.

So, remember when I last wrote about Tout?

Well, I have some more Tout-related excitement.

A ridiculous video of me being awkward has been chosen as a finalist for the August Tout Bout through DFM.  Continue reading

Of Farquhars and fasnachts: A man-on-the-street spelling bee video in York County

To watch this hard hitting documentary, click here.

To watch the video, click here.

In fourth grade, I won a spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “embarrassment.”

On Tuesday, I brought new meaning to that same word as I trolled the aisles of Central Market York looking for people to accost for this video.

You see, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was last week.

After great feedback on this video, which examines the pronunciation of “Utz,” a coworker suggested I take to the streets holding a pop-up spelling bee of sorts. Continue reading

BOYER INVESTIGATES: How do you pronounce “Utz?”

This photo, taken by coworker Jess Sprenkle, shows me offering chips to Bryan Tate, republican candidate for state representative.

This photo, taken by coworker Jess Sprenkle, shows me offering chips to Bryan Tate, republican candidate for state representative.

If the camera adds 10 pounds, I probably gained 15 Friday.

That’s the day Sonya and I wandered around York city eating chips and feeding them to strangers for this video.


The former Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center has a new sponsor: Utz Quality Foods.

It’s going to be called the Utz Arena, effective June 1 — which some people think is a good thing. Continue reading

My weekend is better than your weekend: A Tout story

ydrtoutersIn an effort to help everyone in the newsroom understand the storytelling potential of Tout, there was a newsroom wide “Tout Your Weekend” contest that ended today.

What is Tout?

It’s a video-sharing platform that allows you to capture 15-second status updates that post through Twitter and Facebook.

It also allows you to pause the video and switch frames, so you don’t have to use an editor. Continue reading

Finally, Lauren learns how to shoot video that doesn’t get cut off in Brightcove!

The guys from the new event, White Rose Thunder, invited the media out Thursday for a flat track racing demonstration at the York Fairgrounds.

I’ve written about the event before, at least twice, so I figured I’d do a video with a QR code for print, since I figured motorcycles whizzing around a dry dirt track has to show up great on camera. Continue reading

#Weldinglikeajournalist: York County Technical School teacher Joshua Seitzer shows me how it’s done

A few weeks ago, I spent some time at York County School of Technology for a story about welding that’s going to print this Sunday.

I hung out in the shop and YDR photographer Jason Plotkin made this video of me trying my hand at the trade and wearing oh-so-chic safety garb.

It really captures my personality, I think.

As an added bonus, the beginning showcases that awesome intro I wrote about last week.

Welding: It’s not as easy as it looks.

Journalistic branding: A personal intro to my York Daily Record videos

I’ve been doing lots of lighthearted videos lately, like this one about the ‘search for swag’ — freebies at the county’s business expo.

Many of them come out of things I see while out and about for my ideaLab mobile reporting project.

Photographer Jason Plotkin had recently made a video intro for another reporter and offered to do the same for me. Continue reading

In politics, there are “winners and losers” and YDR videos that take REALLY long to make

A few months ago, Sunday Editor Scott Blanchard had this idea to make me the York Daily Record‘s Jeanne Moos, starring in news video spoofs like this one, for example.

At first, I didn’t know who she was.

(I don’t really watch TV. True story.) Continue reading

Boyer Investigates: A search for swag at the York County Business Expo

This blog post should also be called, “Why I will never be a TV reporter.”

The other day, my editor instructed me to report from the York County Economic Alliance Business Expo. Continue reading