Informal Interviews Connect Characters With Audience, WASHINGTON, DC, 12 November 2013 — I encourage students to conduct informal, on-the-run interviews with their characters as a means to connect those characters with their audience. The intent of these informal interviews is distinct from the formal, sit-down affairs that provide a character’s narration that we often slip under the character’s image while […]

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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 Journalist at Tbilisi Theater

TBILISI, Georgia, 25 September 2013 — One of the participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, Hasmik Harutyunyan, poses with the make-up artist of the Armenian Theater in Tbilisi. He is one of a handful of people trying to keep alive the tradition of the 150-year-old structure, which has been awaiting reconstruction now for a […]

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