Join experts in the field
Former Getaway and National Geographic television presenter Dr Jo Rush and Photojournalist Dr Louise Grayson will host a multimedia (Backpack) journalism tour to Vietnam and Cambodia this June, 2015.
Guests on this special tour will learn all aspects of producing multimedia outputs while "in the field". This includes:
Conducting interviews on camera
Doing stand ups on camera
Editing into complete multimedia packages using laptops while in the field
A MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM EXPEDITION
Join international photojournalist Dr Louise Grayson & TV documentary presenter/journalist Dr Jo Rush on their next expedition to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Learn all aspects of producing multimedia outputs while "in the field".
Embrace the principles of philanthropic travel - giving back to the communities we visit by spending time at NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation and the Hong Ngoc Handicraft Centre.
We have a working itinerary that offers you opportunities to hone your skills through in-the-field exercises to ensure you learn as much as possible during your time in the field with us:
The Hoam Kiem area at dawn where hundreds of locals practice tai chi, dancing etc;
Visits to local villages and pagodas outside major cities;
Spend time with one of Vietnam’s many ethnic minority groups, the White Thai people;
Interact with the local people of MAI CHAU and hike across the valley floor to speak to farm workers on the terraced rice fields performing tasks unchanged for generations;
Lunch at a local orphanage, where you will also buy lunch for one of the kids who will come by to say hello allowing for you to interact with them;
Visit some of the regions famous floating villages and gain a remarkable insight into local life; and
Attend a performance by Apsara dancers depicted on the walls of Angkor Wat.
Jo and Louise fully embrace the concept of philanthropy and, during this tour, we will spend time with two very special community groups.
NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation: Spending time at this local project in Siem Reap helping rural girls finish their education where you will have the chance to interact with the students and learn about the challenges facing Cambodians.
Hong Ngoc Handicraft Centre: Learn about the challenges facing disabled people in Vietnam and how organisations like this are helping to give them a way to earn a dignified living.
Whether you are interested in a career in journalism, film or television, this tour is an opportunity to
experience fascinating people and places in the company of passionate experts. Visit magnificent temples and imposing monuments, fascinating markets and people, and travel off the beaten track to experience rural areas. In Hanoi, see the highlights of this ancient city, as well as staying in an ethnic
minority village. Siem Reap provides the magnificent temples of Angkor, encounters with local people in the floating villages of Ton Le Sap and the chance to learn more about the tragic but ultimately uplifting history of this enchanting country. There is time in the schedule to work on your own multimedia projects, and plenty of hints and tips from our experts!
WHEN: 27 June 2015 (9 days)
WHERE: Hanoi, Mai Chau and Siem Reap.
COST: From $2060
"Overall this project has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. During the trip I expanded on my technological skills but overall I think the trip has made me grow more as a human being."
Multimedia (backpack) journalism is a fast growing area and this tour brings together many of the skills required in today’s convergent media landscape.
Bring your camera or iPhone along to try your hand at all aspects of visual communications (still photos and video) to augment words (sound, voice over and stories) to create multimedia packages - all within within a fascinating international environment.
Each day the flexible itinerary offers the opportunity to make the most of multimedia opportunities.
We time excursions to take advantage of the best light and linger in picturesque spots to capture the essence of the place.
Whether you’re wandering through Vietnamese rice fields or watching the sun rise over incredible Cambodian temples, you’ll learn techniques from a pair of journalists who are passionate about travel and their trade.