My name is Christian Parkinson, I’m a filmmaker and journalist specialising in short documentaries for the web and broadcast. I’ve worked for the BBC since 2003.
You can read what colleagues think of me here and here.
I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to tell stories and to share what I learn with the rest of the video journalism community.
My video work has won the David Bloom award and was shortlisted for an Emmy.
I am the author of “Camera Confidential – a guide for video journalists” and also the editor of the Imagejunkies podcast.
Imagejunkies.net is the site where I write about the world of video journalism and filmmaking. If that sounds like your cup of tea then sign up for my mailing list to receive hints, tips and advice – http://bit.ly/1JsfLGp
You may also enjoy my Instagram and Twitter feeds where I post fun photos of the places that I go and the kit that I use.
Below is a compilation of some of my best recent work.
7 thoughts on “About”
If you are ever bored…. haha…. now that you have been using FCPX for quite a while it would be great if you could upload another News editing on FCPX video.
Hi Steve, thanks for the comment mate – sorry I’ve only just seen it. Yes, I’d love to. Will keep you posted mate. Anything specific you’d like me to focus on?
Hi Christian. Do you have any recommendations for lights? Want Lights on stands that can use for corporate interviews for video as well as photography that aren’t too bulky. Thanks Jo
Hi Jo, thanks for the question and sorry for the slow reply. I would actually just recommend buying a couple of small LED panel lights. You can get good ones for around £400 or you could buy cheap small ones off amazon for around £30…They might not be fancy but they get the job done and are fine for interior interviews etc.
Love the blog, any tips for someone who has quite a bit of video experience (in my case – 7 years as a OMB corporate video producer) who wants to move into video journalism? Any accreditation/ courses etc that are necessary or that you would recommend? Any advice would be greatly received – i don’t think i can make another site safety video!!
sorry – Christian, Not steve! (perhaps attention to detail may be a good place to start!)
I hope your’e well.
Sorry I hope you don’t mind me asking advice here?
I’m thinking about buying the Sony Z190 and wondered what you thought of it and how much inferior is it to the Z280? I currently have a Sony PMW 300 but can’t really afford the Z280.