Ticket and Tool. Stories With Video.

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, 7 August 2014 — At some point in my mid-20s I figured out that the field of communication could equip me with “a ticket and a tool.” A ticket in that I could travel beyond the region of my birth in southwest Pennsylvania, to other parts of the world. A tool in that […]

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$100 Refund for October 2-5, 2014 Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 September 2014 — Get a $100 refund when you join us at the October 2-5, 2014 Video Workshop in Washington, DC. Learn to “Raise Your Voice!” by making powerful videos during this four-day, total immersion into the visual storytelling craft — and save $100 while you’re at it. For more information, click […]

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Making Videos and Enjoying Georgian Hospitality

GURJAANI, Georgia, 26 May 2014 – Enjoying a bit of Georgian hospitality at a small brewery just outside the town of Gurjaani. I’m working with a dozen members of the Network of Information Centers, teaching them how to make videos that rock. I’m in Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi to […]

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Investigative Journalists Making Videos That Rock

TBILISI, Georgia, 22 May 2014 – Journalists at Studio Monitor watch one of my films during a presentation today on backpack and citizen journalism. Studio Monitor is the leading investigative journalism outlet in this country and, from what they showed me today, these journalists are doing a terrific job. What an extraordinary group of young, […]

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A New Generation of Filmmakers Who Rock

AKHALTSIKHE, Georgia, 21 May 2014 – These are a few of the graduates of my first Backpack Journalism Workshop in Georgia. At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, I’m here for two weeks conducting a series of workshops, presentations and encounters with professional, backpack and citizen journalists and filmmakers – and those aspiring […]

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Me to Suriname: Make Films

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 4 May 2014 – The walk on the tarmac from my plane to the airport terminal brought me back to the tropics. The smell of wood fires for cooking. The deep humidity. A cool evening breeze. The sunset. Smelled like Nicaragua. I’m here for a week of workshops, presentations and interviews about the […]

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