The imagejunkies Podcast
Covering war and hostile environments

Covering war and hostile environments

February 6, 2019

In the latest episode of the Imagejunkies podcast I talk about covering war - how to prepare, what to take and the challenges you will face. 

This is taken from a chapter in my book Camera confidential which can be ordered from Amazon via this link - https://amzn.to/2Sg5s5O 

You can also check out my Instagram page to keep in touch - https://www.instagram.com/imagejunkies/ or visit my website - https://imagejunkies.net/ 

Underwater cameraman: An interview with Jason Boswell

Underwater cameraman: An interview with Jason Boswell

November 25, 2018

In today's episode Christian Parkinson interviews an underwater filmmaker from South Africa called Jason Boswell. Jason was a news cameraman but decided to specialise after falling in love with diving. 

If you are interested in how to break into underwater camerawork, what kit to use and how to succeed in the field then this is the episode for you. 

To find out more about Jason then visit his Instagram page.

You can also find other articles and old podcasts over at Christian's website www.imagejunkies.net

Q and A with Imagejunkies: What’s the most dangerous assignment you’ve done? How did you get started in the industry?

Q and A with Imagejunkies: What’s the most dangerous assignment you’ve done? How did you get started in the industry?

November 18, 2018

In today's episode I answer questions from social media. I talk about how I became a video journalist, what are the most dangerous assignments I have had and how bright the future is for camera people like us. 

 

If there is questions you would like me to answer in the future then don't hesitate to drop me a line on Instagram or Twitter where I am @imagejunkies 

Pictures in a hurry: Phil Darley on his new novel about a news cameraman

Pictures in a hurry: Phil Darley on his new novel about a news cameraman

October 23, 2018

In the latest Imagejunkies podcast I speak with the fanatastic Phil Darley. He is a BBC cameraman, based in London and the author of a new novel. In this interview we talk about the importance of passion, the best way to edit news films and how much of his novel is based on his own experiences covering news around the world. 

In the line of fire: Caught in Zimbabwe’s post-election violence

In the line of fire: Caught in Zimbabwe’s post-election violence

August 15, 2018

In this episode, I talk frankly about my recent experiences covering the election in Zimbabwe. On 1 August 2018, I found myself alone, in the thick of a dangerous riot. There was gunfire and I found a man badly wounded. I tried to help but couldn't. 

This is the story of that incident, how I feel about it and what I wish I could have done better.

I'm hoping that me talking frankly will help you if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. 

To view some of my video from that day, you can see a censored version here

To keep in touch or contact me about your own experiences then drop me a line via @imagejunkies on both Instagram and Twitter. 

“Anyone with a camera was an enemy of the state” - Tendai Musiya talks about filming in Zimbabwe

“Anyone with a camera was an enemy of the state” - Tendai Musiya talks about filming in Zimbabwe

July 31, 2018

In this episode, I chat with Zimbabwean cameraman and editor Tendai Musiya about covering Zimbabwe.

Tendai has been a cameraman for 20 years and he has seen Zimbabwe at it's worst. He was even badly beaten by the police.

In 2017 he was part of the BBC team that broke the news of the military coup that overthrew President Mugabe. 

This is his story and it is packed with advice and lessons learned. 

If you like the podcast please subscribe. 

You may also want to follow me on Instagram where I am @imagejunkies.

Tendai keeps a low profile on social media so you will struggle to find him but if you have any further questions then send them to me and I'll try and help.

The Imagejunkies travel tips

The Imagejunkies travel tips

July 17, 2018

In today's episode, I discuss travel tips from my book Camera confidential. Do you travel for work? Are you often filming in remote and exotic locations? If so this episode may be of interest. I am always looking for new tips so please tweet me on @imagejunkies with any of your own. 

 

If you enjoyed the episode then please take a minute to comment and to share with friends, it really does help. 

 

You can also check out my website: www.imagejunkies.net

 

And purchase my back for news and documentary filmmakers here

 

 

Using the Sony PXW-Z90 to shoot news and my latest assignment to South Sudan

Using the Sony PXW-Z90 to shoot news and my latest assignment to South Sudan

June 23, 2018

In the latest edition of the Imagejunkies podcast I talk about my new kit, including the Sony PXW Z90, how I packed for my recent trip to South Sudan and what it was like filming in a country gripped by war and hunger. 

I hope for anyone who shoots news and documentaries you will find this episode packed with useful information and advice.

 

Feel free to give me a shout on Instagram where I am @imagejunkies or to visit my website www.imagejunkies.net.

 

 

Even news photographers have bad days

Even news photographers have bad days

May 12, 2018

In today's solo episode I talk about how all news camera people have bad days, the reason for them and why we shouldn't let them get us down. 

Often we look around us in the news pack and think that everybody else is invincible - it's not the case, we all mess up from time to time and we all feel like we aren't any good. But, don't let those days define you, keep going, move forward and smash the next assignment. 

If you like the podcast then please feel free to subscribe and leave a comment as it really helps.

For more about the world of international cameramen and filmmakers then check out my website www.imagejunkies.net and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/imagejunkies/

Starting out in the news industry: Federica De Caria

Starting out in the news industry: Federica De Caria

April 23, 2018

In today's episode I talk with a young video journalist on the rise in the industry. 

Federica De Caria is a 27-year-old staffer with British agency PA. She spent a long time cutting her teeth in the Falkland islands and now covers both domestic and international news. In this interview, we focus on the positives and negatives of being a woman in the industry and what advice she has for young journalists keen to build a career as a video journalist. 

If you want to follow Federica then you can check her out on Twitter where she is @federicadecaria

 

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