In the evolving field of video, these are some of the new ideas emerging which on the one hand capture my notion of videojournalism, which I lay out in this workshop. There are a number of ecological pieces that I will share and define with audiences.
Cine-journalism is not new, yet this current form, I believe based on experiential learning as one of the UK's first official videojournalists, pulls on a particular set of embodied style from changes which has the picked the seams of journalism.
In this presentation, as a Senior University Lecturer and PhD researcher I describe this new terrain, with examples of work published on award winning website www.viewmagazine.tv - which I have previewed at Apple.
The workshop includes the following:
In auteur-driven narratives. Here I unveil work from my doctorate thesis, which includes training non videojournalists to become videojournalists over 4 years work with journalists in Egypt collaborating with them to tell life ecology stories: the street vendors who sell food, the actor who wants to go to hollywood, and behind-the-scenes of the crafts businesses. These are stories made by new videojournalists, but there were empirical reasons they had not been told before.
And in this Ecology 4 we see Tahrir Memento, four young people talk about what the events of January 2011 meant for them in personal terms in a style that marks out a territory between news and docs.
Producing online auter-driven narratives - a history of practices collaborating with students and clients to understand semiotics and produce rich multimedia sites.
A large measure of my work involves philosophy and hermeneutics presented in an accessible way to students and clients that provide meaning about what we do and why, and how to get the best out of your work.
And I think these methods are successful, as this year I was extremely flattered to be awarded 'Outstanding Lecturer of the year' by the National Union of Students - the University of Westminster (UK)..
The presentations and field work will take place over a bespoke number of days and I'll be opening this up for external engagement in the near future.
David Dunkley Gyimah is an award winning videojournalist and Knight Batten winner for Innovation in Journalism from the design and publication of viewmagazine.tv. Apple calls him a One Man Hurricane and he is recognised in the UK as one of its pioneering videojournalists. In his career over 20 years, David has worked for the BBC e.g. Newsnight and Channel 4 News, as well as ABC News.
David has been a member of the UK's leading international think tank, Chatham House for 20 years and has an educational background in Applied Chemistry, Economics and Journalism. He is currently a PhD researcher, senior lecturer and an artist in residence at the Southbank.