Multimedia Week
EP119 Where is Shangri-La?

EP119 Where is Shangri-La?

March 18, 2019

DJ talks with Simon Chapman about a recent documentary made in London and southwest China.

Here is a link to the documentary.

Below is the picture DJ refers to in the second half of the podcast.


Here is the review of the Parrot Anafi drone

The behind the scenes videos are being published HERE

The clip DJ raved about (the one in the picture below) is the Peak Design Capture camera clip.


And more pictures of DJ working on the doc.





EP118 Adam Westbrook Operation Infektion.mp3

EP118 Adam Westbrook Operation Infektion.mp3

February 25, 2019
SHOW NOTES & NEWS: Adam Westbrook talks about his latest project Operation Infektion a three-part series about Russian disinformation and fake news, which he co-wrote and directed for The New York Times.
The one-year MA degree in Multimedia Journalism based in Beijing, China is open for applications for September 2019 and two 50% scholarships are on offer to international students. See for more. 


EP117 Mobile Journalism and When Things Go Wrong

EP117 Mobile Journalism and When Things Go Wrong

May 16, 2018

DJ and Christine discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile journalism. They also talk about what happens when things go wrong as DJ describes one recent assignment that went belly up when his equiopment stopped working.

You can see the MOJO manual here ...

You can see the film DJ describes as having problems shooting here ...



EP116 - Online video and NAB news

EP116 - Online video and NAB news

May 4, 2018

DJ talks with Christine about current trends and monetisation of online video.  The conversation was inspired from a seminar with Chang He from Pear Video during the intensive week at CUZ campus in Hangzhou on the University of Bolton's MA of visual journalism. 


Pear Video:

NAB news:


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EP115 - Markel Redondo, Sandcastles and the DJI Prize

EP115 - Markel Redondo, Sandcastles and the DJI Prize

March 12, 2018

Photographer Markel Redondo talks about winning the DJI/BJP prize and how he is using the drone and award to work on his Sancastles project. In the news there are lots of new lenses as well as a couple of new cameras and a few gadgets.

EP114 - Repacking my Kit and Underwater Drones

EP114 - Repacking my Kit and Underwater Drones

February 19, 2018

In this episode DJ goes solo and talks about a few things on his mind. He talks about rethinking his equipment and how he carries it. Plus an insight into a recent drone test DJ did with an underwater drone as well as another test looking at the new Mavic Air.

Ep113 - The Image Junkies Podcast

Ep113 - The Image Junkies Podcast

January 20, 2018

In this week’s podcast we talk with BBC VJ Christian Parkinson about his new Image Junkies podcast, the latest version of his book Camera Confidential, his current work and workflow plus a short discussion on Matt Allard’s recommendations in the previous podcast.


You will find the Image Junkies website at


A link to Camera Confidential book -


Here are some recent films by Christian:


A rare example of me working with a reporter - looking for grace Mugabe -


Making a living from e-sports -


Zimbabweans share hopes under President Emmerson Mnangagwa -

EP112 - Matthew Allard ACS

EP112 - Matthew Allard ACS

December 29, 2017

ACS Accredited Freelance DP and Filmmaker Matthew Allard talks to DJ this week about his career as a cameraman, DP and filmaker as well as offering tips for up and coming video journalists. They also discuss some technical tips and a little insight into

You can find Matthew's work at, newsshooter at In the podcast DJ talks about a film about ice hockey in India which Matthew filmed. You can watch that at

EP111 - Matteo Moretti & Data Journalism

EP111 - Matteo Moretti & Data Journalism

December 20, 2017

This episode we discuss data journalism with Matteo Moratti, an Italian designer skilled in web, motion and data visualization. He teaches “Web and interactive graphics” at the  Faculty of Design and Arts of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - and researches methodologies and practices of Visual Journalism. Matteo’s projects have been awarded in the Data Journalism Award 2015 and the European Design Award. Finally, he was a Jury member of the World Press Photo's Digital Storytelling contest in 2017 and is going to be on the jury again in 2018. 


Projects designed and led by Matteo @teo_moretti

Matteo’s academic papers and reflections on his own projects as a designer and researcher 
Projects & recommendations discussed on the show
BBC podcast More Or Less: Behind the Stats
Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines
Spurious Correlations; A project looking at data and correlations and showing that correlation does not always equate causation.
If your looking for some starter information and tools, you might find our #immjma classmates useful -
EP110 - James Whitlow Delano & Everyday Climate Change

EP110 - James Whitlow Delano & Everyday Climate Change

December 7, 2017

Photographer James Whitlow Delano talks about his work spanning over two deacdes covering environmental and social issues in Asia.

He discusses the popular Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed and the importance of social media in raising awareness of global issues.

James Whitlow Delano's Website -

James Whitlow Delano on Instagram -

Everyday Climate Change on Instagram -