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Online Publishing and Video Courses

Online Publishing

Instructor: Jennifer DeLafuente

Students will learn about publishing stories for the web and mobile storytelling. They will produce an original story during the workshop, writing, shooting photos or video, and doing all their reporting using just a mobile phone. Students will also learn basic code (HTML and CSS) and create their own webpage for their story. We’ll also talk about storytelling techniques for social media, online tools you can use to create maps, graphics, or other simple interactive content, and tips on how to do more on the web.

SUPPLIES: A laptop with a text editor installed. Either Sublime Text (www.sublimetext.com) or Brackets (brackets.io). Students should also have smartphones with a camera.


Beginning Video

Instructor: Jim McCarthy

This course is designed for entry-level students with photography experience. We will cover video reporting basics, including story structure, story planning, sequencing basic shots, sound design, and editing workflow. Students will produce an original story by the end of the course.

SUPPLIES: Video camera, tripod, microphone, audio cables, headphones, charged batteries camera, tapes or memory cards, computer with editing software, card reader, any cables required for editing (firewire, USB,etc.), external hard drive, notepad, pen/pencil.


Advanced Video

Instructor: Don Goble

For students who have mastered the video fundamentals down of shooting and editing, this course will push you to the next level in your visual storytelling. In this advanced video course, we will cover advanced reporting techniques and story structure, videography, sound design, lighting, editing workflow, and ultimately produce multiple videos, which will be published online. In addition, staff leadership, planning for the upcoming year, and mentoring components will also be included in our course.

SUPPLIES: Video camera, tripod, microphone, audio cables, headphones, charged batteries camera, tapes or memory cards, computer with editing software, card reader, any cables required for editing (firewire, USB, etc.), external hard drive, notepad, pen/pencil.