Editing time at the workshop: A focus on narration

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Day 2: Controlling Idea and Dramatic Arc

This is Day 2 of the March 12-15 Backpack Journalism Workshop and we’re working on Controlling Idea and Dramatic Arc. This is also the second day of shooting. Students’ projects are beginning to crystallize, after having cast wide nets over their subject matter yesterday. We’ve moved past the basics of the craft and into the […]

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Gentile Quick Tip #7: Keep It Clean!

Especially because we usually work alone, backpack journalists have to pay attention to every detail. There’s nobody around to run through the check list with us. So every time you pull the camera out of the bag, clean the lens. I know it sounds silly, but we get so wrapped up in the big stuff […]

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