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AU and “Backpack en Español”

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 November 2016 — American University is featuring an article about my “Backpack Documentary en Español” class, the first-ever Spanish-language class to be taught in the School of Communication. To read the article (in English), click HERE. And below is a bit of information from my syllabus: El primer curso impartido en español […]

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AU Backpack Filmmaker on Borneo’s Disappearing Forest

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 November 2016 — Kent Wagner is one of my “Backpack Documentary” students at American University’s (AU) School of Communication (SOC). He also is the winner of an AU/Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowship. Kent was able to execute this project as a result, in part, of having won $2,500.00 that goes along with […]

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$200 Off Backpack Workshop!

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 November 2016 — This is what you save at the the Backpack Video Workshop on December 8-11. That’s right. You get a $200 discount. At a time when global storytelling is accessible to anyone with a cell phone and access to the Internet, the ability to speak the visual storytelling language is […]

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2 Weeks for Backpack Registration

WASHINGTON, DC, 8 November 2016 — Registration for my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop ends at midnight on Tuesday 22 November. The four-day event is scheduled for Thursday 8 December through Sunday 11 December in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Estrada Larrañeta/FNPI) As promised, here is what you can expect to see on Day 4 of […]

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It’s Your Skills. Not Your Gear.

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 November 2016 — This is where we are today. As I did just last year in the Ecuadoran Amazon, we can now use cell phones to make high-definition documentaries with an absolute minimum of gear. (To see the film I made with an iPhone in the Amazon, click HERE.) The key is […]

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Don’t Be Left Out. Learn the Visual Storytelling Language.

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 November 2016 — Registration now is open for my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on December 8-11. If you don’t already know how to speak the visual storytelling language, or even if you do but want to expand your skills, this workshop may be right for you. Amateur and more […]

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