Video Journalism Workshop Explores the World

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 December 2012 — Participants at our 6-9 December Video Journalism Workshop explore subjects near and far. Kalpana Biswas, seen on screen, is working on a story about an Afghan market that has become the core of an immigrant community in the region. Rhett Rebold, seated, is working on a story about a local brewery.

The video journalism 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 Bruce Jones.)