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Paolo Black

MMW 05: Sept 2009

Paolo Black is Head of Visual Communications at Shell International, working out of Shell's Headquarters in The Hague. Paolo is a multimedia professional, taking photographs and shooting video for a wide range of Shell frontier developments, from Russia's former penal colony of Sakhalin at minus 25 to the Gas to Liquids project in Qatar where it was 40+. Paolo has had a long career in visual journalism - from producing and directing at BBC Television to doumentary making. View Paolo's award winning documentary, a Winger and a Prayer here. Paolo has been nominated Reporter of The Year in Australia, and was shortlisted for the Moran Photographic Portrait Prize.


Paolo participated in the September 2009 MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:


I have just been given the most wonderful opportunity to become - for just seven days - part of a far-sighted and committed multimedia workshop with MediaStorm producers. Their creativity and enthusiasm are an inspiration. Their compelling vision in anticipating the global changes in multimedia storytelling put them at the forefront of their craft. Their high quality product is thought-provoking independent journalism at its best. I'm very grateful to have worked among them, however briefly, and I will bring much learning back to my own multimedia storytelling. Oh...by the way...it was seriously great fun.

Behind the Scenes: Workshop 5 by Maisie Crow

MediaStorm intern Maisie Crow goes behind the scenes of the September, 2009, Multimedia Workshop, where participants challenge themselves with new technology, share new perspectives, and discover the beauty of collaboration.

The Art of Attraction by Paolo Black, Scott Lituchy and Melissa Pracht

The Tic and Tac All-Stars don't need a publicist - they have what it takes to attract a crowd. When the twin brothers appear in Washington Square Park, their energy, humor, and amazing acrobatics have the audience eating out of their hands.