The imagejunkies Podcast
Journalism and PTSD: A conversation with Gavin Campbell

Journalism and PTSD: A conversation with Gavin Campbell

August 29, 2019

PTSD is a big issue for many journalists around the world. In this episode of the podcast I speak with cameraman Gavin Campbell who has temporarily put down the camera to study a Masters on War & Psychiatry.

This is a fascinating interview that shines a light on the subject from a number of different angles. 

If you want to reach out to Gavin then he is on Twitter - https://twitter.com/gavincampbelltv

Please do leave a comment and a review or contact me directly on Twitter and Instagram where I am @imagejunkies

Pak Yiu: Working in China and covering the Hong Kong protests

Pak Yiu: Working in China and covering the Hong Kong protests

August 2, 2019

In today's episode news and documentary filmmaker Christian Parkinson(@imagejunkies) talks to the brilliant Pak Yiu - an AFP video journalist currently working in China. 

In this episode the guys discuss the trials and tribulations of working as a journalist in China, covering the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong and the latest kit they've been using. 

To find out more about Pak Yiu you can check out his twitter page

Travelling: An audio diary from Sudan

Travelling: An audio diary from Sudan

July 16, 2019

In today's short episode I share an audio diary I kept from a recent trip to Sudan to cover the ongoing issues since the fall of President Bashir. 

It's mainly focused on kit and the issues around customs and importing equipment - something that seems to be getting more and more difficult for those of us who travel. 

Breaking into wildlife filmmaking with Alex Braczkowski

Breaking into wildlife filmmaking with Alex Braczkowski

July 2, 2019

Hey guys,

apologies for the long break but the Imagejunkies Podcast is back and rolling again. In today's episode I talk with the brilliant Alex Braczkowski about his work as a wildlife researcher and filmmaker. 

Alex is originally from South Africa but is currently in Australia finishing his PhD. His work studying and filming Tree Climbing Lions is quite outstanding.

In this interview we discuss everything from travelling with a drone in Africa to sources of funding for wildlife filmmakers. Get a pen and paper ready because this episode is packed with useful stuff. 

If you want to reach out to Alex his Instagram account is very excellent and he is very active - https://www.instagram.com/alexbraczkowski/

He also has a website - http://www.alexanderbraczkowski.com/ 

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.