The journey starts here

Where did this week go? We have indeed packed it full of video, theology, writing, blogging  interviewing and taking our traditional group photo.   Today was a test-drive on setting up the cameras, doing an interview (Thanks, Tony), finding B-roll. It was a learning experience, but I loved the enthusiasm and focus of all.

We don’t get on the plane until Sunday, but the journey has begun. I think their enthusiasm and willingness for all aspects of our experience signal good things ahead. I mean, they were excited to hear we would have oatmeal and ramen for them to eat. And rice. Because food is so expensive in Bethel, we are taking some staples and easily portable food with us. Suitcases will be brimming with clothes, sleeping bags and instant oatmeal.

I love getting to know the students, watching them grow and stretch. The boot camp means long days and so much info that all of our heads spin. The students coalesce into a group. Friday is one last day of class, then our first reflection.

The backpack crew practice setting up interview cameras while interviewee Tony takes a ohoto.
The backpack crew practice setting up
interview cameras while interviewee
Tony takes a photo.

 

 

 

 

Carol Zuegner

About Carol Zuegner

I am a journalism professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. I teach writing, social media, media entrepreneurship, international mass communication and I am lucky enough to be a part of Backpack Journalism. I focus on interviewing, writing and being Mama Zoogs.

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