Sunday, February 14, 2010
Videojournalism - a brief visual history - the future
David Dunkley Gyimah provides a visual journey of videojournalism starting from 1995, a year after the web became a feature for UK newspapers to the present and cinematic praxis.
Includes the influence of BBC Radio and TV e.g. Reportage - the BBC's 80s current affairs series, the current.tv, of the 90s and then to the UK's first regional newspapers turned vjs.
Interview clips include CIA former boss, Quincy Jones and Chatham House. Videojournalism's aesthetic is mentioned, as well as new techniques - all wrapped together across continents, Chicago, Cairo and South Africa - explains the z principle of video film making. Shot on sony cams vx1000, digi-beta and Ah1. Watch out for the uber talented Rob Chiu.
David is in China, Egypt and Australia later this year where among others he'll be training in video storytelling, videojournalism and the psychology of news film making.