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AU Takes Sony’s New DSLR Cameras to Cuba Semester

HAVANA, Cuba, 9 September 2012 — I meet with AU Abroad students at their hotel in Havana, Cuba, during the first days of their semester in Cuba, which began 5 September. On the far right is Carlos Ernesto Escalona Marti, who is teaching my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” course this semester. I’m in the green […]

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“Afrikutz: A Family Barber Shop”

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 August 2012 — Laura Turner produced, shot, narrated and edited this video during our 16-19 Video Journalism Workshop With Backpack Journalist Bill Gentile. You can watch it on YouTube HERE. This is a terrific example of how wireless microphones can be used so effectively. Previous participants have shot at Afrikutz but with […]

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“A Purpose Born” at Video Journalism Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 August 2012 — Ursula Casabonne produced, shot, narrated and edited this video at our August 16-19, 2012 Video Journalism Workshop With Backpack Journalist Bill Gentile. An employee of the World Bank, Ursula is seeking ways to integrate video storytelling skills into her work. You can see Ursula’s video on YouTube HERE. In […]

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“Beating DC” Debuts at Video Journalism Workshop

http://videojournalismworkshops.com WASHINGTON, DC, 21 August 2012 — Produced and shot during my 16-19 August 2012 Video Journalism Workshop, “Beating DC” is a great example of the methodology that we refer to as “backpack video journalism.” The shocking thing about this piece is that its creator has only a couple of months of experience in the […]

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Video Journalism Workshops: Giving Back

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 August 2012 — What you see above is largely what keeps me conducting the Video Journalism Workshops. It’s the chance to give back to the craft — and give to a new generation of practitioners. The people who come to my workshops are some of the finest people I ever have met. […]

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Teaching Video Journalism’s Six-Shot System

WASHINGTON, DC, 21 August 2012 — I use a hand-held digital camera to demonstrate and to explain the Six-Shot System that I employ at the Video Journalism Workshop of 16-19 August. From left to right are me, workshop participants Ray Hinojosa, Alex Krstevski and Sam Loewenberg. This most recent workshop included participants from the Department […]

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