Hi all. It’s been a while since I last headed out to work as a video journalist, so it was high time that I got out and got my hands dirty again as a VJ (that’s what they are called in Germany). It’s always a good challenge: what with running the camera, giving the subject directions, asking good interview questions, checking sound levels and light… all at once!!!… working as a video journalist is the toughest job in journalism, I think.
Together with my colleague Friedel Taube, I set off to meet forester Peter Wohlleben out in the beautiful Eifel forest at Hümmel to shoot this piece. Wohlleben is a fascinating guy – he looks after one of the few remaining original forests left in Germany and he gave us a detailed tour of his ‘backyard’. Hope you like the results!