Video Journalism Workshop Winds Down In Tbilisi

TBILISI, Georgia, 27 September 2013 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop bear down to finish their projects on the last day of our five-day marathon on how to make documentaries for television and the Internet. The Thomson Reuters Foundation sponsored the event, one of the most gratifying I’ve ever done. Participants came not […]

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Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia, 23 September 2013 — We’re halfway into the first of five days of our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, I’m teaching regional journalists how to make powerful, character-driven documentaries. From the little I know about the region, it seems like this methodology is little used […]

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Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 February 2011 — The “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” is a 10-day immersion in the craft of character-driven documentary making. We follow American volunteers with a leading U.S. non-profit to the Nicaraguan town of Ticuantepe, just outside the capital of Managua. For me, it’s not just about teaching backpack video journalism, or documentary. […]

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