Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Camera practice

Louvenson doing a sketch

Student representative Carl-Henry

New student filming the old

Arnold Antonin speeches

The ceremony is held in Centre Petion Bolivar and that IS Arnold Antonin, the famous Hatian Filmmaker. He was so kind to give a speech on the importance of independent journalism.

Gasner Le Animateur

One of the students, Gasner, is the host of the evening. He starts with singing a song in Creole.

Graduation 1

A lot of people showed up for graduation. The courtyard of Centre Petion Bolivar is packed.

The screening of the graduates films

Ton speeching

Evalcin speeching

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Testing graduation screening

We tested our projector at Centre Petion Bolivar of Arnold Antonin with his screen for our Graduation Day. Tuesday is the big day for our first students that have finished the course. Their video- and photoprojects will be shown and speeches will be held, not to mention the food and drinks!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Jacob Kushner talks freelance

Jacob is a freelance journalist from the United States who works in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, hence his website

He talked to our new group of students this morning about his workmethodes and how the big newsorganisations (he works a lot for Associated Press), magazines (like Newsweek) and newspapers work.

Jacob's told them also how tough the bizniz can be - for instance he did not sell anything in the last past 6 weeks. So he now tries to get other magazines interested in his work. A lot of the work of a freelancer is acquisition.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Jean Wilner works on

You can not really tell from this picture, but I tell you our 'jack of all trades' Jean is at it again.

The new house is so much bigger and better with much more rooms - we need tables for all.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Camera encore

You can never use the camera too much in the beginning. It'a all in doing it yourselve.

So that's what we did this morning on our little balcony.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Graduate teaches

Carl-Henry is the first of our graduated students to teach the new
students. He made a great bizniz course.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Camera interview set-up

Ton explains how to set up the tripod, camera, sound and reflector for
the best possible interview.

Interview techniques will follow later ...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

BBC school of Journalism

Ton is explaining the different roles of producing, camera and sound
with a nice example shot by the bbc speciffically on this subject.

They have a free journalism course online - also on script writing for

It's good to have internet ...

Monday, 11 April 2011

Camera education

Cinema theatre

We even have our own Cinema Club in the school now. Today we showed
the first part of Three Rooms of Melancholy. An IDFA classic.

Nice to see snow on a screen with outside temperature of 35 celsius.

Improved working conditions

John and Rama are also finishing their projects.

New teacher Andrew Mudd

Andrew is helping Judith with her final project. We have more rooms in
the new house, so we can work with different students on different

Sunday, 10 April 2011

New school 2 - backside

New school 1

The Queste continous

Finding the best students who will benefit the most is yet again of
paramount importance.

Besides fixing the house it took most of our time for the past couple
of weeks

And then there was internet

We were a bit out of contact because of the transfer to the new house
and the lack of electricity and internet.

But as of today your daily soup will be served again!