Davao City, Philippines, 26 January 2012. The management team of Panglantaw Mindanao underwent a three-day advanced multimedia training, January 24 to 26.
The training for BJ A. Patiño, project manager, and Alex Baluyut, project editor, was handled by Peter Carney, a faculty member of ACFJ’s Diploma in Multimedia Journalism program.
The first day started with the group laying down their workflow and troubleshooting the equipment on hand. This was followed by a discussion on story development and editing aided by a review of previously shot footage. The second day was devoted to a practical shooting exercise where the three went out into the streets of Davao City to pursue a story on tricyboats, a local mode of transportation.
The training is an initial step towards a design of the format of the multimedia outputs to be produced by the Mindanao-based photojournalists involved in the project.
Panglantaw Mindanao aims to profile Mindanao news and issues through multimedia stories. Ultimately it seeks to foster cooperation between the news media, civil society and ACFJ to promote good governance. This is one of the projects under Press Freedom 2.0, a program of an alliance of four Dutch NGOs led in the Philippines by the World Press Photo, which also supports ACFJ’s photojournalism program.