Oxford Student John Reed

Report from Oxford Video Summer School

Posted September 06, 2019
Share To

This summer, Lisa and I taught a course at The University of Oxford entited Using Modern Media For The Common Good.

We have, or course, been running video bootcamps for more than 30 years, but this one was different.

First, it was for academic credit with The University of Oxford.

Second, we were affilaited with the Religion Department, and that accounted for the need to see the use of Modern Media in a different light.

We had about a dozen students for the course, none of whom had any real prior experience in shooting or producing their own video work.

One of them was John Reed (above) who came all the way from Australia to take the course.  He decided to do a story about City Farm in Oxfordshire.

Take a look.

All done on an iPhone.

Pretty impressive stuff.

Our next bootcamp is in New York this October.

We still have a few spaces left. 

But they are going quickly. 



Recent Posts

The world of television before cable had been limited to 3 networks and a handful of local TV stations. But the advent of cable meant that suddenly there were 60, 70 soon to be 100 or more new channels. And all of those channels needed content. But where were they going to get it from? A huge market for content had just opened up.

Q: What do TV news and Netflix have in common? A: They both appear on the same screen. They both tell stories.

This morning, I went out early to buy my copy of the weekend FT — a great newspaper, by the way. I was a bit surprised to see that my regular newsstand, on 6th Avenue and 55th Street, had exactly 3 newspapers for sale — one copy of Baron’s and two copies of The New York Post. That was it. No FT, no NY Times, no Washington Post, no… nothing.

Share Page on: