Thailand Nam Jai documentary now online.

Have a look at my last documentary as director and DOP for Channel News Asia series Understanding Asia, Thailand Nam Jai. Now online at http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/understanding-asia/ep4/481441 What is really behind the “famous Thai smile” in this challenging and transition times for Thailand? A revealing trip around Thailand from deep South to …

New VJ & filmmaking workshops soon in Barcelona and Bangkok.

  New Video Journalism & Filmmaking 7 day boot camp workshops coming soon! BARCELONA: SEPTEMBER 12-18 BANGKOK: SEPTEMBER 26 TO OCTOBER 2 Book now! bkkvjfilmworkshop@gmail.com PAULA BRONSTEIN. PHOTOGPAHER Reportage by Getty Images “The workshop was such an amazing learning experience. I am so thrilled that I took the course because in one week I really felt like I was able to apply my well crafted visual knowledge as a still photographer to video. “ PATRICK BROWN. PHOTOGPAHER Panos Pictures “What an amazing and brilliant week at the Filmmakers workshops. I would recommend the workshop to anyone, a must do if …

Motion Still exhibition in Bangkok.

Thanks a lot for passing by Motion Still exhibition and for the great reviews, comments and encouragement. After all the petitions and requests we are already working on where Motion Still exhibition will travel and open again shaking the emotions and provoking a reflection about how TV news transform the …

In looking for the right online storytelling, look for quality.

Nowadays, media outlets often broadcast stories that 15 years ago would never have made it on-air because of the poor quality of shooting, editing and reporting that back then would have been considered below minimum standards. Media companies are offering stories that, years ago, a news director would have thrown into the garbage and kicked the reporter, cameraman or editor out of the newsroom forever.

Simone Camilli death in Gaza.

I remember the first time I saw Simone. He was editing a video wearing a helmet in the border of Israel Lebanon during the War in 2006. His long and curly hair was coming out from the helmet. His handsome face with his chill out look. I remember he stared at me with a smile despite his eyes had the worry of being in an area that rockets were falling. We become friends and even the distance, he based in Jerusalem and me in Bangkok, we kept always in contact. Lots of Skype conversations checking on each other, how we …

My enemy my guru.

Enemy, so glad to meet you. Maybe you don’t know but you are my best teacher, my guru, my guide that shows me the way. Without you at some point I was a little lost, confused and getting out of track. But you are the kind friend that with blunt lessons reminds me who I am and who I should not be. All the effort you put against me, all the arrows that you aim at me are painless lectures of life. Thanks to you my comprehension, empathy and compassion towards you rises and clears the dark path. My enemy, …

Rohingya child labor in Myanmar.

Not easy to spend time again with a kid that has a horrible life of hard labor and that a foreigner with a camera will not make much difference in his dark future. Anwar Sardad, with only 10, inspired and impressed me with his strength, commitment to his family and his dignity. Instead of going to school, learning and playing with other children his life is about collecting stones from a river and carrying them on heavy buckets up on a hill. All day long. Can not avoid to feel a heavy weight on my heart when despite his life of a grown up looks with children eyes and say: ”I hate carrying stones. I feel pain all over my body. I just want to learn and go to school.”