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Essential Manual 2nd Edition

PASTO, Colombia, 20 June 2013 — I’m delighted to announce that my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, 2nd Edition, is now up on, and available at, Amazon.com. This edition includes information on how to use your cell phone to make powerful films, as well as an entirely new section by J. J Bruce Jones on […]

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Backpack Video, Religion, Climate

PASTO, Colombia, 19 June 2016 — This is the setup I put together for the current assignment in Colombia, on “religion and climate change.” It’s the same iPhone 6+ that I used last year in the Ecuadoran Amazon to shoot, “When the Forest Weeps.” But this time I purchased inexpensive mounts, and a very inexpensive […]

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Backpack Video at ICFJ

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 June 2016 — Journalists from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia watch one of my films during a two-hour presentation on Backpack Video Journalism at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). I think the participants were particularly intrigued by the configuration of my iPhone 6+, a mount and accessories I put together […]

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COMING: Field Manual 2nd Edition

CHICAGO, 3 June 2016 – I’m delighted to report that I’m working on the 2nd Edition of my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual. This image of the front and back covers is a work in progress. I shot the photo on this edition’s front cover in 2015 while on assignment in the Ecuadoran Amazon for American […]

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“Cauldron of Violence” in Salvador

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 April 2016 — I wrote this story, published this week by Harvard University’s ReVista Magazine, about the visual journalists covering violence in El Salvador today, and how their work differs from that of my generation covering the violence there in the 1980s. Many thanks to everyone who assisted in this effort. Click […]

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Freelancers Save Lives at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 April 2016 — A full house attended our “Freelancers at Risk” event in the Media Innovation Lab (MIL) at American University’s (AU) School of Communication (SOC). This was the second event co-sponsored this semester by AU and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Panelists included Jason Motlagh, Trey Yingst and Kara Andrade. […]

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