Raise Your Voice With Optimal Sound

BANGKOK, Thailand, 14 December 2014 – As I say frequently during my Backpack Documentary classes at American University as well as the Video Workshops that I conduct around the world, sound is the heartbeat of documentary. It is so important that viewers often will forgive images that are slightly out of focus or improperly composed, […]

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Tbilisi Tour of Old and New

TBILISI, Georgia, 24 May 2014 – The old section of this city is a rich blend of old and new. Heading out to the eastern city of Gurjaani on Monday for another three-day workshop. I’m in Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy to give a series of workshops, presentations and discussions with professional […]

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In Tbilisi, Georgia: “Raise Your Voice With Video”

  TBILISI, Georgia, 17 May 2014 – The view from the terrace of the hotel where I’m staying while in Tbilisi. I’m in the former Soviet Republic for two weeks to give a series of workshops and presentations on how digital technology and the Internet have granted a new generation with tremendous power of communication. […]

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Hello Suriname: “Seize the Power of Filmmaking”

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 6 May 2014 – After breakfast with U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay Anania and a handful of local journalists. I’m here for a week of workshops, presentations and interviews with local journalists, students and others. The central theme of the visit is the power of filmmaking with hand-held digital cameras and distribution over […]

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“Through Their Eyes” at Toronto Film Festival

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 April 2014 — My wife, Esther, and I are pleased to announce that our documentary, “Through Their Eyes,” has been nominated to compete in the Documentary Feature category at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards festival. The documentary follows a diverse group of six American University students discovering the forbidden island […]

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Video Journalism (and Change) Head to Uruguay

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 November 2013 — This is the poster prepared by a former student of mine announcing my visit to, and Video Journalism Workshop in, Uruguay in December. The trip is designed to support Valentina Quagliotti, who founded Ikusi, a non-profit based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Ikusi is dedicated to furthering the objectives of other, […]

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