Budapest, Hungary, 29/10 – 5/11 2006

VJ Workshop Closes on a High

The fourth Circom Regional Introduction to Video Journalism Workshop has ended on a high note. Seven participants delivered excellent stories from a bitterly cold Hungarian capitol.

The one week work shop was based at the European Youth Centre in Budapest and hosted journalists from Slovenija, Ireland, Bosnia, Holland, Moldova, Romania and Spain. None of the journalists had much experience in camera and editing work – all were producing wholly acceptable items by the end of the course – shot and edited by themselves.

The courses have been pioneered by Thomson trainer Karol Cioma and former Broadcasting Controller Ian Masters. Darko Flajpan has been providing technical support and has become an inseparable member of the three man team.

The trio now continue in Budapest for a fifth workshop – the second in two weeks.  Delegates for this course have been selected from Sweden, Slovenija, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Croatia, Poland and Hungary.

Karol, Ian and Darko will be leading four more VJ courses during 2007 – the next two taking place in Cardiff in February and two more in Budapest in October.


Video Journalism Group L to R:
Darko Flajpan (Croatia), Igor Zbul (Slovenia), Rob Freijssen (Holland),
Carmen Paredes (Spain), Ian Masters (UK), Karol Cioma (UK),
Catherine Ni Ghuairim (Ireland), Iulia Savciuc (Moldova), Sasa Delic (Bosnia),
Radu Puscas (Romania)

Darko Flajpan talking framing and composition with Iulia Savciuc and Radu Puscas

Catherine Ni Ghuairim, Sasa Delic and Igor Zbul absorbed in the editing process