Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Video Storytelling Workshop, 9/25

Poynter Institute's News University and the National Press Photographers Foundation are again teaming up to present their second annual Video Storytelling Workshop on Saturday, September 25.

It's a day-long live tutorial, and if you can't attend the session or the broadcast, it will be archived online soon after the session for all those who register.

Learn how to be today's savvy video journalist. Produce creative stories while making immediate deadlines, multitasking as a solo reporter, covering the same-old-story assignments, and managing nonconventional devices to get the story done.

This is your opportunity to learn from veteran journalists who are successful at handling new technology and adapting to new reporting practices, all while staying creative.
The program consists of four hour-long presentations, each with a Q-and-A session. You can participate in person at Poynter's Florida campus, or via your computer.

Tuition is $65, with discounts for members of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).


Darren Durlach won the Ernie Crisp National Photographer of the year title this year, for the second year in the row. In the contest’s 66-year history, the award has only been won back-to-back 2 other times. He has won over 80 other national and regional awards, including 11 Emmys.

Lynn French is the Assistant Chief Photographer, the producer of JOBS 911 and a multimedia journalist at KPNX-TV in Phoenix, AZ. She is a native New Mexican and has worked in TV news for 19 years throughout her homeland, plus Texas and North Carolina.

Jason Witmer has won NPPA and Texas AP awards for videos he has produced while working as solo video journalist for in Houston, Tex. Previous to this, Witmer produced radio pieces for programs such as NPR's All Things Considered, freelanced as a magazine writer and completed a master's degree in journalism from UC-Berkeley.

Joe Fryer, from KARE TV in Minneapolis, MN. He has received four national Edward R. Murrow awards, including the prestigious Writing Murrow in 2006. He also won the regional Emmy for best reporter in 2009. For the past year, Joe has been runner up NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting.

Go here for more info, and to register.

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