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“A Life on the Wave,” by Luis Melgar

  WASHINGTON, DC, 1 January 2014 — This is another of the stories produced during my December 2013 Video Journalism Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay. Luis Melgar happened upon a shop whose owner restores artwork. But the man’s real passion is radio. Luis spent a few days with Horacio Nigro, documenting his story, “A Life on […]

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“The Rhythm of Memory,” by Cecilia Arregui

http://videojournalismworkshops.com, WASHINGTON, DC, 28 December 2013 — Seeing is remembering. This is one of the main points that Cecilia Arregui makes in her film about a man trying to preserve the memories of the neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he grew up. Cecilia produced this film during my recent Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Montevideo, […]

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Using Characters to Tell Video Journalism Stories

WASHINGTON, DC, 28 December 2013 — This is another of the films produced during my recent Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay. Maria Garcia produced this story about Uruguayans who are returning to their home country after having spent years abroad, mostly Spain, looking for economic opportunity. It’s a microcosm, really, of the broader […]

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“Footprints of Color” at Video Journalism Workshop

http://videojournalismworkshops.com, WASHINGTON, DC, 23 December 2013 — One of the most interesting films made during our recent Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay, was done by Juan Marra about a young man who paints the sidewalks near his home in an effort to brighten up the neighborhood. This is just another example of how […]

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Video Journalism and the Streets of Montevideo

http://videojournalismworkshops.com, WASHINGTON, DC, 23 December 2013 — During my recent Video Journalism Workshop, Juan Gari produced this film about one of the many recyclers working the streets of the Uruguayan capital in horse-drawn carriages. You can watch Juan’s film HERE. Like many of his colleagues, Juan used an HDSLR. The benefits of using these cameras […]

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“See, Tell, Change” with Ikusi and Video Journalism

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 December 2013 — This is the essence, the very core, the embodiment of what can be achieved with visual communication. It is the confluence of passion and technology. It is everything that communication can be. It is what I teach my students and it is what I, myself, aspire to. It is […]

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