Video Journalists Race to the Finish

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 December 2013 — Video journalists at my latest Video Journalism Workshop hustle to finish their final projects before screening time this evening. We had a small but focused group this time around.

My 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. 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 documentary filmmakers and independent storytellers.