Ivo Burum is an award winning television, writer, director, executive producer and journalist with more than 30 years experience. He’s worked internationally in more than 35 countries across a range of program styles, including documentary, reality, docudrama, magazine, consumer affairs and on frontline current affairs series such as Foreign Correspondent and also 60 Minutes.
A pioneer of the user-generated style of production in Australia, Ivo has spent three decades empowering people with skills to produce their own stories for self-shot television series such as Home Truths, Nurses, Race Around Oz and After The Fires. Ivo has developed the lessons learned on the self-shot television series into his current innovative mobile journalism (Mojo) workshops, which he is delivering across Australia and internationally to communities, the education sector and mainstream media. He has a PhD from Deakin University, and lectures in Media Industries at Latrobe University.
Ivo was interviewed at home in Melbourne. He was then heavily involved with the Mojo project .
‘It's all about self-determination…’ (interview with full transcript here)
" I was hired at CAAMA to be the executive producer of CAAMA Productions…"
"Satellite Dreaming … was a project that we worked up with Tony Dowmunt… "
" You asked me about how, the importance of Satellite Dreaming …"
" In a couple of years before I got there…"
" And when I went back to mainstream television …"
"For the last little while I've been involved in Mojo …"
"…Mojo is mobile journalism… so it's hand-held…"
Ivo was the director and co-producer on the programme. At the time he was also the executive producer of CAAMA Productions.