Category Archives: Travel

StoryLab Cuba 2018

Erik Knudsen recently returned from a successful trip to the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where, during the last 2 weeks in November 2018, he ran a StoryLab workshop titled like his new book, Finding The Personal Voice In Filmmaking. For two weeks, he explored with the […]

StoryLab Cuba 2017 Workshop

Unfortunately, the StoryLab Cuba Workshop for 2017 has had to be cancelled. Erik Knudsen is hoping to run the workshop again in November 2018. The StoryLab Cuba 2016 Workshop was a special workshop. During the Workshop period, Fidel Castro died and the country was in mourning. This was an experience for all the participants and […]

New Short Documentary: In Waiting

You may remember from a previous post that I was in Cuba in December 2014 conducting a Story Lab workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television. During my free time, I used my iPhone to shoot a little documentary with a young man, Alejandro, and his friends, entitled In Waiting (12 minutes). Inspired […]

Story Lab Cuba 2014

I’ve just returned from delivering my Story Lab Cuba 2014 workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba and am very pleased with how it went. I had a wonderful group of participants, all experienced in film or related fields such as journalism, with an age range from 25 years old to […]

Content Malaysia Conference 2014 in Kuala Lumpur

It was great to be able to contribute to the Content Malaysia Conference 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur last week. I was invited by acting Director General of FINAS (the Malaysian Film Development Corporation), Dr Megat Al-Imran Yasin, who asked me to give two talks: one on the relationship between higher education research and the […]

Multimedia University Malaysia Visit

Today is my last day in Malaysia before heading back to the UK. Yesterday I spent nearly 7 hours walking the streets of Kuala Lumpur taking photographs and ended the day in one of the oldest restaurant bars in KL – the Coliseum – where I had a nice cold beer. KL is hot. The […]

A Buddhist Temple

I recently travelled to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on university business. When travelling to this part of the world, I never cease being amazed at the scale of material progress there. Malaysia got independence from the British in the same year as Ghana – 1957 – and yet the contrast in fortunes since then could […]