Backpack Journalist Documents “Food Truck Frenzy”

WASHINGTON, DC, 12 March 2012 — You now can watch Jenna Bonello’s video story, “Food Truck Frenzy,” on YouTube. Jenna produced the story during our March 8-11 Backpack Journalism Workshop. These workshops are intensive, four-day immersions in the craft of “backpack journalism” defined as character-driven television/web productions with hand-held digital cameras by a single practitioner. The workshops cover the gamut of this storytelling craft from the genesis and shaping of story ideas, to shooting powerful images that drive the story, to the capture and use of sound, to script writing, narration, and editing with Macintosh computers and Final Cut Pro. These workshops are appropriate for beginners with some experience as well as existing practitioners who desire to sharpen their skills or acquire new ones. We welcome photojournalists, print and video journalists, aspiring documentarians, filmmakers and independent storytellers.

(Photo by Jenna Bonello)