Monday, 31 January 2011

Faire des voice over

Judith is trying to get the voice over right in one take.

Her story on a petit merchant making small stoves will be ready soon!


Haiti Reporters had some very interesting meetings in the Oloffson
this weekend.

Check out beautiful Haiti.

Filming on the 12th

I found this old post in my concept-box which we filmed on the 12th of

Evalcin seems to have a halo, but it is Carl-Henry trying to give him
some shade.

We first filmed @ Fokal - 'A soapbox in Haiti'. A sort of
speakerscorner like the one in Hyde Park in Great Brittain, but then
in Haiti.

After that we went to Champ de Mars and the collapsed presidential

Maybe I'll show you some day what we filmed there ...

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Saterday morning bizniz course

It's 7 o'clock on a Saturday morning. Professeur Jean Roosevelt
Juliotte starts his new class in 'commercialisation'.

Friday, 28 January 2011

More photography

Nephtalie is working on her petit histoire about the streetvendors.

This looks like a close up being made of the sold goods ...

Claire and Oscar

Two professional photographers joined the school to teach photography.

Google them and be amazed - Claire Martin of Australia and Oscar
Castillo of Venezuela.

2 new teachers 6 photography students

This is just a test of some photo's of David, but the slideshows of our photography students will be linked here soon ...

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Les petit merchants

After a day of technical preperation and a day of research and
production, today the students filmed the different street vendors.

Wilkens and Mima are filming a very nice and friendly charcoal seller
on Chamboniere market.

Carl-Henry is doing the interviews and will work on the editing later.

And he's keeping Wilkens a little bit in the shade ...

Friday, 21 January 2011

School's got wheels


> If we can make this Toyota Tacoma into a top TapTap, the school is
> all set to go beyond Delmas borders ...

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Car search

Teacher Craig was a mechanic in another life and is looking at a car
in this picture.

We might actually have found one!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Baby Doc is back

So today the big news was about the pressconference that was being
held by Jean Claude Duvalier in Port au Prince.

The former dictator of Haiti is back in the country after some 25 years.

There where rumours that the police was going to arrest him, but so
far they have not.

The students gathered around the TV and rather wanted to be there.

Good attitude ....

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Hands on Video

Photography gallore

Saterday we spent the whole practicing photography and setting up the

Arnold Antonin in the house

The great Haitian filmmaker Arnold Antonin held an inspiring lecture
on Friday in front of all the Haiti Reporters.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The world picked up Evelyn

The story of Evelyn Margron is also picked up by other media. The weekly US magazine NEWSWEEK published this article on their website.

Have a close look at the photo of Evelyn that is also above - it's taken by one of our students: John Pierre Louis.

Another US magazine that has published Evelyn's story is World Pulse Magazine. See that story here

And if you have not seen the video yet, it's on Vimeo as you can see in yesterday's post and since today also on You Tube:

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Earthquake-survivor Evelyn Margron

Yesterday Ton and a crew of Haiti Reporters did a remarkable interview
with ICCO's country director Evelyn Margron.

She and her grandson almost lost their lives during the earthquake of January 12th 2010.

Tomorrow it has been a year.

Evelyn wrote a compelling and very personal story about what exactly
happened to her on that day.

The oldest and best weekly magazine of The Netherlands, De Groene
Amsterdammer (, will publish this on Thursday.

Have a look at this video, because I think it's one of the most
insightfull things you will see about this tragedy and the life lessons that
can be learned from it.

And don't forget to buy De Groene Amsterdammer!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Data review day

After a couple of weeks editing, 'stuff' happened on all of the
computers and hard discs.

Craig did another course in data management.

After this, the students will work all day on the stories we filmed

Hopefully I will be able to post the video's here before the 12th of
January, the one year 'anniversary' of the earthquake of 2010.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Judith's Presentation

Every day we start the class with a short presentation of one of the

Today Judith talked about the big differences between the rich and
poor Haitians that live in the 'uptown' neighbourhood Petionville.

Monday, 3 January 2011

A school in the school

The halfsister of Jean, Fafane, started a reading and writing 'class'
One of the visiting journalists in our house, Maura O'Connor, helped
her with the alphabet.
When the school season starts again in one week, Jean will be able to
pay for Fafane's tuition for the very first time.
Our school is not only creating young professionals, but also for some
others a very basic start in life.
It's very easy to do good in Haiti.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Bon Annee!

Happy New Year in Port au Prince!

It sounds a little weird with all the cholera victims, the politicall
unrest because of the prrsidential election and offcourse the millions
of displaced people because of the earthquake. Or 'GougGoug' as they
say here. Actually at first they did not give it a name. The Haitians
called it 'It' or 'that thing' or 'Mister'.

But a happy new year it is. The relativelly very small camp (700
people) accross our school was partying from 19.00 till 04.00!!

I don't think there was as much fireworks as I am used to in the
Netherlands. But then again, why would you spent hundreds of millions
of euros/dollars or even gourdes on some vary short lived noise and

Wisdom for all!!

Filmmaker Biba

They learned photography, they learned to film and they learned to
edit, but today they started learning the most important - to tell

Guest teacher Biba explained the class how she made her documentaries.

First get the idea. Second do research. And third find the best people
that can tell the story.

It's all about stories ...