Foot Patrol by Raul Gallego Abellan.
On March 3-4 we will conduct what I hope will be the world’s largest global VJ conference, DNA2008 in Brussels.
As part of that conference, we will award our annual VJ Prize of $14,500 (at current exchange rates) for the best VJ piece globally.
Over the past few months, we have received hundrcds of submissions from all over the world.
The results are extremely gratifying. When we began the award, five years ago, we got just a handful. The number, the range and the sheer quality have increased by leaps and bounds. We know we are on the right path.
As the Chairman of the Awards Committee, I can’t divulge my votes, nor even my preferences. However, between now and the award presentation, I want to share with you just a few of the entries to show you the quality of what we are getting. We have come such a long, long distance since the first days of this concept – since we first gave video cameras to pros like PF Bentley, Dirck Halstead of David Kennerly. I had imagined we might one day get to this point, but I am just delighted to be here.
And as Winston Churchill said (in one of my favorite quotes), it is not the beginning of the end, it is, however, the end of the beginning.
Take a look at the work of Raul Gallego Abellan. Raul is working for The Associated Press Television News as a videojournalist.