Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuition-Free VJ Multimedia Workshop

For those who didn't make the cut for MediaStorm's tuition-free multimedia workshop in New York, now you've got a shot at a similar opportunity on the West Coast: the VJ Multimedia Workshop in Ventura, CA.

Brooks Institute of Photography faculty are offering "a tuition-free multimedia shooting and production workshop for visual storytellers based in the traditions of journalism, for 25 university students and 25 Visual Journalists who were laid off in the past two years."

This workshop is a 24-hour shoot, followed by two post-production workshop days, including a variety of guest speakers. This multimedia project combines photography, video and audio storytelling steeped in the documentary tradition, using the latest technology in visual storytelling.
See detailed schedule here.

Guest lecturers include:

Tom Kennedy is an internationally known visual journalist with 35 years of print and online journalism experience, including positions as Managing Editor for Multimedia at the Washington Post and Director of Photography for the National Geographic Magazine.

Scott Anger is an award-winning journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker whose work has spanned every medium over the past 25 years. He is currently on a one-year sabbatical from his job as director of video at the Los Angeles Times.

Jim Merithew is the online photo editor for

Grover Sanschagrin is Vice President of Business Development and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

Pauline Lubens has been a staff photographer for the San Jose Mercury News since 2000. She spent the previous 17 years at the Detroit Free Press.

The workshop is July 30 to August 2. Apply here by June 21.

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