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Rina de Place Bjørn

14: Oct 2014

Rina de Place Bjørn (Baram) works as a Video Journalist at the IT University of Copenhagen. She graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1999, holding a BSc in journalism and TV-production. Rina has over 15 years of experience in producing, as an editorial Manager and a Video Journalist, TV Series documentaries for the Danish broadcasters: DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), TV2 and TV3.

Rina participated in the October 2014 MediaStorm Methodology Workshop. She had the following to say about her experience:

My experience with MediaStorm’s Methodology Workshop was very interesting, instructive but also confusing. It was great to listen to Brian Storm’s experience in producing short high quality videos for the Internet and the strategy behind the distribution of the videos on the web.

And I just loved his staff, they were so sweat and talented. I was very impressed of the film material Director of Photography Andrew Michael Ellis produced. It has so much potential to be big and international.

But it obliges editorial knowledge and storytelling in the documentary (serial) genre, which is far from producing short videos for the web. And that is where my confusing begins… I experienced at the workshop a prejudice and resistance towards using basic theoretical dramaturgical storytelling. Of course you can and should tell your story by the heart and what’s fells good, but you can also damage extremely good material if you don’t have the right editor - and save really bad material if you have the right editor, who knows his or hers dramaturgy in the specific TV-genre.

I cross my fingers that you (Brian) find a way. I’ll look forward to see your documentaries in the near future on a Danish broadcasterJ’