Beyond the frame: from stills to motion

Check out Jessica Dimmock and Stephanie Sinclair’s Too Young to Wed: Destaye, a short film that examines a young girl’s journey as a child bride in Ethiopia. Dimmock is an example of how a photographer can  successfully transition into video. 

The reality for most photojournalists is that a majority of their work is video or multimedia. If you’re a still photographer just moving to video, we have a list of tips from pros Ed Kashi, Ron Haviv and Jessica Dimmock, to help ease the transition. (more…)

Video Storytelling With NGOs

A week after graduating from Columbia Journalism School, David P. Alexander made his way into a Cambodian jungle to shoot a story about illegal poaching for an non-governmental organization (NGO). Though he was not there for a traditional news outlet, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do: he was producing compelling videos about important subjects.  (more…)

Frame-by-Frame Funding

In October of 2012, Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach travelled to Kabul thinking they would make a short film about freedom of press (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan.

They were only there for two weeks, but  “The story blew up in our faces,” said Scarpelli. What they saw was an emerging free press in the war-torn country, and a handful of Afghan journalists behind it. (more…)

Following Addicts to Puerto Rico

Columbia J-School alums Alexander Hotz and Kristofer Ríos recently published a story about Puerto Rico’s drug addicts, a hugely ignored public health crisis on the island. The team spoke to Columbia Visuals about their process: from finding the story to teaming up, and getting it published.  (more…)