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Backpack Video Workshop, Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, 23 November 2015 — Sara Stealy, Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, addresses participants, hosts and special guests at the opening session of my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in the Ghanaian capital. Nicholas Derry, Director at the Ministry of Communications, delivers the opening address. Participants begin the first session. The five-day […]

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Technology Revolution in Medellin

MEDELLIN, Colombia, 29 September 2015 — With colleagues Gumersindo Lafuente and Gina Morelo, I discuss the revolution in technology that has made Backpack Video Journalism a reality today. The panel was held at Medellin’s Universidad EAFIT. (Photos by David Estrada Larrañeta)

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Ecuadoran Amazon Challenges iPhone 6+, FiLMiC Pro

http://videojournalismworkshops.com http://videojournalismworkshops.com/live SARAYAKU, Ecuador, 28 June – 2 July 2015 – I think this shot made from the foot bridge that spans the Bobonaza River illustrates some of the shortcomings of the system I took for this assignment in the Ecuadoran Amazon. I’m standing on the footbridge spanning the river in the autonomous indigenous region […]

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Turn Your Film Into a Campaign at American University

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 January 2015 — What to do with your film once it’s finished? In conjunction with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, American University’s School of Communication is hosting award-winning British filmmaker Callum Macrae for a screening of his film, “No Fire Zone.” After the screening, Macrae will discuss how he’s turned the […]

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“Through Their Eyes” Screens at Catholic University

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 September 2014 — Students, faculty and administrators at Catholic University in our nation’s capital screened our documentary, “Through Their Eyes,” about six AU Abroad students in Cuba during Fall Semester 2011. We were invited to show the film to students interested in studying abroad. After the screening, I made the point about […]

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Learn to Build Powerful Videos at Workshop in Washington, DC

KIGALI, Rwanda, 26 July 2014 — Rwandans engaged in community work projects help build a school in this sprawling capital. These projects are one component of the Rwandan government’s efforts to build a sense of community and healing in a country that just two decades ago was the scene of one of the worst genocides […]

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