"STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL HISTORICAL EVENT SENDS SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE"
Brisbane based cameraman/editor Craig Berkman has clocked up 40 years in the industry and over the past 15 years at the ABC he’s worked on many major international stories. Here, Craig offers some advice on improving skills and shares a motivational video message he and Europe Correspondent Phil Williams recorded while covering one of the most memorable stories of their careers.
(Martin Cuddihy reporting on the trial of Oscar Pistorius - Photo: ABC News)
It’s been called the trial of the century and, while court proceedings are almost over, the question now is what sort of penalty Oscar Pistorius will be given for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Africa Correspondent Martin Cuddihy will report on the sentencing next week. He’s been a regular at the Pistorius trial in South Africa and reflects, here, on what it’s been like.
This is a fascinating article on how the BBC’s Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding covered the Oscar Pistorius trial on twitter.
(NT Cameraman Mike Donnelly with a ‘new recruit’ in Arnhem Land - Photo: Anna Henderson)
When the Prime Minister set up a temporary office in one of the most remote parts of the country, Arnhem Land, Reporter Anna Henderson surrendered the comforts of Canberra to join Darwin based cameraman Mike Donnelly and Links Operators Andrew Maxworthy and Greg Docwra to cover the trip.
(Kristy O’Brien on location with chef Jamie Oliver - Photo: Kristy O’Brien)
Darwin based journalist Kristy O’Brien has been rubbing shoulders with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and the creative team at his UK production company as part of a talent development award run by the Australian International Documentary Conference.
(Lucy Carter reporting on the Coonabarabran bushfire in January, 2013)
NSW Police Reporter Lucy Carter gives an insight into the bushfire training for news teams provided by the Rural Fire Service.
(Reporter Nick Grimm and son Ben make friends while visiting PNG for WW1 commemorations.- Photo: Nick Grimm)
As any working parent knows, it can be challenging keeping their professional and family life separate. But Nick Grimm discovered an opportunity to retrace his ancestor’s footsteps provided him with rewarding results as both a journalist and a father. This is his account of a trip to Papua New Guinea with his 11 year old son Ben to attend WW1 Centenary Commemorations.
Congratulations to the ABC’s Northern Territory news and current affairs teams who were recognised at the NT Media Awards.