The basics:
AA in Photography from San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton/1970.
BA in Journalism from California State University, Fresno/1972.
News camera intern at KFSN, Fresno/1974.
28 years calling myself everything from cameraman to film craftsperson to shooter to cameraperson to photojournalist, and now videojournalist working at stations from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. (albeit briefly), including KXTV, KTXL, KOVR, KTVU, KQED. I’ve always preferred stories about the communities I lived in – the people and the politics – but have ranged out of state to the collapse of the U.S.S.R., the bombing of the Murroh Building in Oklahoma City, and other national and state stories.

Career number two – a high school teacher for Lodi Unified School District. First at Middle College High School and then Ronald E. McNair High School, both in Stockton, California. I taught everything from English (9, 10, transitions, honors) to Broadcasting to Multimedia to AVID to Drama.

That phase is over except for the occasional subbing job. On to stage three which is retirement (hah). And freelancing and writing my book.
My problem? I can’t live without a camera in my hand. Not seeing, not shooting, not editing is a soul-killer.

Getting older, slower and meaner…all great attributes for a VJ. Thinking more deeply. Taking my time to get it right and get the right shot. And not cowed by much.

Email me at cyndyvj@gmail.com if you have questions or comments you prefer not to leave on the blog.
If you wish to look at my youtube videos, enter thinknews. Same thing with Vimeo.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. hey Mrs. Green, I didn’t know how to email you or whatever you were talking about so yea. I just wanted to let you know I was interested in the 48 hour film thing you were talking about today in class.

  2. You and I were at FSU at the same time. I graduated with a marketing degree in 1974, starting in 1970. Channel 24 is a favorite of ours, too.

  3. Hi Cyndy,

    I thought you and your readers would be interested in the details on the Concentra Award – the world’s most presitigious VJ award. The award comes with a 10000 euro (around $15K) prize. I have pasted the details below. Let me know if you need any more information or a logo. Last year’s entries and winner can be viewed at http://www.theconcentra.org


    The global award for excellence in video-journalism “The Concentra Award 2009″ will take place on March 4th at Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels. The award ceremony will once again be a feature of the digital news summit DNA2009.

    The Concentra Award, now in its 4th edition, is the world’s most prestigious video-journalism prize. The Award that comes with a 10.000 euro prize, recognises excellence in video-journalism from broadcast TV, news websites, newspaper sites and IPTV news stations.

    First presented in 2005, previous winners have included Andy Smyth and Ian Barmer from the BBC. Last year the prize was awarded to Idar Krogstad from NRK for his piece The Nightwatch.

    The Award includes a special prize for short, quick-turnaround news stories – The Breaking News Award. Last year this was awarded to Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley for his coverage of the political crackdown in Myanmar.

    Details of the international jury will be announced shortly. The deadline for Award entries is January 16th, 2009.

    Vincent Loozen
    Via Media 4
    3500 HASSELT
    T : +32 (0) 11/71.22.99

  4. Hi again Cyndy. You left a comment on my post about how I can improve my shots. Take a look at my latest project about a chestnut hill woman who went to Africa. I’d say i am getting better. let me know what you think! leave comments please! Thank you : )

  5. Pingback: 2010 in review « VideoJournalism

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