The imagejunkies Podcast
By Christian Parkinson
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The podcast for news and documentary filmmakers who want to improve their craft and have fun along the way. Hosted by Christian Parkinson, editor of Imagejunkies.net
||ExplicitUnderwater cameraman: An interview with Jason Boswell||In today's episode Christian Parkinson interviews an underwater filmmaker from South Africa called Jason Boswell. Jason was a news cameraman but decided to specialise after falling in love with diving. If you are interested in how to break into underw||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQ and A with Imagejunkies: What's the most dangerous assignment you've done? How did you get started in the industry?||In today's episode I answer questions from social media. I talk about how I became a video journalist, what are the most dangerous assignments I have had and how bright the future is for camera people like us. If there is questions you would like m||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPictures in a hurry: Phil Darley on his new novel about a news cameraman||In the latest Imagejunkies podcast I speak with the fanatastic Phil Darley. He is a BBC cameraman, based in London and the author of a new novel. In this interview we talk about the importance of passion, the best way to edit news films and how much of||22 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn the line of fire: Caught in Zimbabwe's post-election violence||In this episode, I talk frankly about my recent experiences covering the election in Zimbabwe. On 1 August 2018, I found myself alone, in the thick of a dangerous riot. There was gunfire and I found a man badly wounded. I tried to help but couldn't. T||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"Anyone with a camera was an enemy of the state" - Tendai Musiya talks about filming in Zimbabwe||In this episode, I chat with Zimbabwean cameraman and editor Tendai Musiya about covering Zimbabwe. Tendai has been a cameraman for 20 years and he has seen Zimbabwe at it's worst. He was even badly beaten by the police. In 2017 he was part of the BBC t||31 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Imagejunkies travel tips||In today's episode, I discuss travel tips from my book Camera confidential. Do you travel for work? Are you often filming in remote and exotic locations? If so this episode may be of interest. I am always looking for new tips so please tweet me on @imag||17 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUsing the Sony PXW-Z90 to shoot news and my latest assignment to South Sudan||In the latest edition of the Imagejunkies podcast I talk about my new kit, including the Sony PXW Z90, how I packed for my recent trip to South Sudan and what it was like filming in a country gripped by war and hunger. I hope for anyone who shoots new||23 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEven news photographers have bad days||In today's solo episode I talk about how all news camera people have bad days, the reason for them and why we shouldn't let them get us down. Often we look around us in the news pack and think that everybody else is invincible - it's not the case, we||11 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStarting out in the news industry: Federica De Caria||In today's episode I talk with a young video journalist on the rise in the industry. Federica De Caria is a 27-year-old staffer with British agency PA. She spent a long time cutting her teeth in the Falkland islands and now covers both domestic and in||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFilming in the extreme cold: Stu McKenzie||In today's episode, I am joined by BBC cameraman Stu McKenzie who was based in Moscow and has worked extensively in the north and south poles. We talk about life for British journalists in Russia and how to survive and film successfully in the extrem||31 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat kit do I use to shoot news and why?||In this short solo episode, I discuss what kit I use to shoot news and documentary and why. I cover cameras, lenses, audio and editing software. The Imagejunkies podcast is for news and documentary shooters, producers, directors and reporters.||26 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRichard Atkinson: From the Rhodesian war to Afghanistan and still going strong||Cameraman Richard Atkinson is an inspiration. He started as a cameraman in the 1970's, covered the end of the Rhodesian war, was in Beirut in '82 and has filmed the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's still going strong and loves this job.||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe news agency life: Covering South America with Paul Byrne||Today's chat is with the excellent Paul Byrne, a producer/cameraman/editor based in Buenos Aires for APTN. I'm always in awe of how hard the agency folk have to work and sometimes I wonder if they even get a chance to sleep. In this interview, we co||12 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom the Royal Marines to a career in journalism: Lee Durant||In today's podcast interview I speak with Lee Durant a cameraman based in London. Lee is a former Royal Marines Commando and we speak in detail about his military career both as an infantryman and as a photographer and then his transition to a full-time||4 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat makes the perfect news cameraman? An interview with Andrew Harding (re-upload)||In 2011 I and colleague Andrew Harding were in Benghazi, Libya waiting for a ride into the besieged city of Misrata - while kicking our heels we decided to record an audio interview about what makes for the perfect news camera person. While this i||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't make art, make your slot: covering hard news with Stewart Pittman||In today's episode we speak with the famous @lenslinger - Stewart Pittman. Stewart is a cameraman and editor working in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is vastly experienced and is still producing two news pieces a day. As he says in the interview "Don'||21 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCamera confidential: an interview with Imagejunkies editor Christian Parkinson||In this episode I am reposting an interview I did with the Multimedia week podcast. During the course of the interview we talk about my background, the kit that I use, why wide angle lenses help to record good sound and what my advice is for jobbing cam||14 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCovering Africa: BBC cameraman Glenn Middleton talks about his 28 years filming for the BBC in Africa||In episode 9 of the Imagejunkies podcast, editor Christian Parkinson has a long conversation with legendary BBC cameraman Glenn Middleton. Glenn is a South African who has been filming across Africa since the early 90's. In this interview we discuss w||7 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe state of TV news, filming in war zones and the importance of local news: Part 2 of my interview with cameraman Paul Martin||In today's episode, news cameraman Paul Martin and I go off script and have a free-flowing debate about the situation in Zimbabwe, the state of TV news and what it's like to film in a war zone. Paul throws questions to me and we meander all over the p||10 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to be a successful freelance news cameraman: An interview with Paul Martin||In today's episode, we discuss how to make it as a freelancer in the news business. Paul Martin has been freelance for many years in the south of England and is full of useful advice. His own career as a news photographer has been a hell of a journey -||3 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Muhammad Ali method for shooting news: An interview with US photog Rick Portier||In episode six of the Imagejunkies podcast, I chat with top US news photog Rick Portier. Rick is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is a brilliant cameraman, editor and writer. You may have come across him online where he has a dedicated following as @||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmbedded with the Iraqi army fighting ISIS: Cameraman Barnaby Mitchell on the front lines||In today's episode, we talk with Barnaby Mitchell a vastly experienced cameraman, about his recent experiences during the battle for Mosul. In this episode we look over Barnaby's rushes and talk about warzone survival skills, kit choices and what it's l||19 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFarted on by Gaddafi and bitten on the bum: Part two of our chat with retired BBC Cameraman Bob Prabhu||In part two of our interview with BBC legend Bob Prabhu we talk about filming with a flatulent Colonel Gaddafi in Libya and the time a hungry banker took a bite out of his bum. Bob spent forty years with the BBC including five years as the Moscow b||12 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitForty years on the front lines: An interview with retired BBC cameraman Bob Prabhu||This is the first of a two-part interview with legendary BBC cameraman Bob Prabhu. Bob recently retired after 40 years in the business, including five years as the Moscow bureau cameraman during the early 90's. Bob worked extensively with the famou||5 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTalking Mojo, gimbals and travel tips with the BBC's Nick Garnett||In the second episode of the Imagejunkies podcast for news and documentary filmmakers we talk with BBC reporter Nick Garnett. Nick is the guru of mobile journalism, he uses his iPhone extensively but also shoots on a Sony a6300 and with a host of diffe||29 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit360 video in a war zone: An interview with Dylan Roberts||Welcome to the Imagejunkies podcast - the show for news and documentary filmmakers. In today's episode, we speak with Dylan Roberts, a freelance filmmaker from Texas who has been specialising in making 360 videos in war zones. He recently returned fr||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Well worth listening to
If you work in news you should be listening to this.
If you dont work in news, don't worry, you'll learn a lot.
Great work Christian.
A must listen for insiring VJs
From a wanttobe VJ, to experienced cameramen this is a great resource. I have just worked my way through all the episodes and found everyone to be both entertaining and useful for my professsional use. Keep up the good work Christian.
Fascinating insight into the world of news and broadcast camera operators. Christian has had some fantastic guests on talking about their experiences. One of my favourite podcasts.👍🏻