Special Video Journalism Series on Guatemala Gangs to Air Soon

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 July 2013 — We’ve finished editing the three-part series on Guatemalan gangs. Above, a joint patrol of Guatemalan police and army scours the mean streets of Guatemala City in an effort to quell the gang violence that has plagued this Central American nation. The three pieces will air in the next few […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Workshop 15-18 August

This is to announce that we’re conducting a LIVE Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC, on 15-18 August. Registration for the LIVE workshop ends at midnight on Wednesday 31 July. For more information, please see I hope you can join us.  

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Inter-American Development Bank and Backpack Video Journalism

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 June 2013 — This video was produced, shot, narrated and edited by Romina Nicaretta, whom I tutored over the past few days. She came to my home with no training in documentary film making and left yesterday afternoon after posting this video. Pretty impressive. You can see the film HERE. Romina works […]

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Former USA Today Video Chief Reviews Field Manual

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 June 2013 — Sam Meddis, the former head of USA Today’s video department in Washington, DC, reviewed my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual on, saying, “it teaches the fundamentals of the craft.” Sam, who recently retired from the newspaper business, said, “the book comes alive with teachable moments.” To read the […]

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Presenting the Craft at International Center for Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC, 13 JUNE 2013 — I gave a presentation at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on backpack video journalism to 21 working professionals visiting from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. What an incredible group of motivated people eager to learn of new ways of practicing our craft. I showed them a film […]

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Video Journalism and “The Sound of The Time”

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 June 2013 — This is a film conceived, shot, written, narrated and edited by Diego Silva, one of the participants in my recent Video Journalism Workshop for the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A story about a classical radio station and its employees in Guatemala City, the title means, “The […]

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