Many of you have seen my recent photos from New York. Many of you though that it was another holiday of mine and only few of you asked me directly what I was doing there. The answer I provided had to do with a weird video seminar.
More or less this is the one and only truth but you are still missing the details, let alone that you haven’t seen any of my videos…
Let’s take it from the beginning, a couple of months ago I was delighted to learn that I have been accepted and have been granted full scholarship to attend the Columbia Journalism Video Workshop.
The idea of the workshop was to provide young journalists with the essential skills to tell a story through video. We were about to learn how to handle the camera, how to use video editing software and the most important how to visualize our stories.
Knowing little but willing to learn a lot, I got landed in New York beginning of June…
Believe it or not, during the first days -and I’m skipping the trip- I was under a cultural shock. Both the “life like a movie” and the whole Columbia experience were overwhelming; first time in the States, studies at Columbia University and the… camera that had to be my best friend.
New things were popping up all the time; apart from Central Park, Skyscrapers and the rest of landmarks, I met interesting people who were willing to let me see the City through their eyes!
The video you’ve seen is just a quick preview. Hope you like it, cause more -and not so amateur- will come!
Looking forward to your comments.