Sunday, January 23, 2011

A brief history of Videojournalism - redux

A brief visual history of videojournalism from david dunkley gyimah on Vimeo.

We meet on Thursday. We're trying something new. Practitioners and academics, theorists and the practiced based, the realists and neo-realists.

This vision language can be learnt, but it involves a range of cross-disciplines, which many of us have begged, stolen or borrowed from previous jobs.  In itself videojournalism is difficult to qualify, but then depends what your definition is.

I drew a circle for my Masters students. Inside I placed docs, motion graphics, videoslides, video art and then rather ostentatiously drew a videojournalism wrapper around it. To justify this I then set about arguing a definition for "journalism".

So to a visual journey of Videojournalism, here's to the BBC's reportage, working with newspapers in places such as Beirut, Channel One TV, Channel 4, BBC World Service Radio and to the many times we've all tried something and it hasn't worked.