$479 – $599

Video Storytelling for the Web (April 9, 16, 23 and 30 and May 7)

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Graduate School of Journalism

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VIDEO STORYTELLING FOR THE WEB

with Erica Berenstein

Learn to produce compelling digital videos that connect with viewers

Class meets Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30 and May 7, from 6:30 to 9 pm

The cost for this workshop is $599; or $479 early bird rate until February 1

Learn to produce compelling original video content that will connect readers, clients or stakeholders to the news, projects and people that matter. In this class, which will include a lot of 1-1 instruction, you will pitch, storyboard, shoot and edit a short, interview-based video story. No experience needed, but lots of passion required. We will cover:

  • Session 1: The elements of a video story -characters, interviews, visual scenes and sequences. How to shoot and interview -framing, audio, and interviewing techniques. Shooting exercise.
  • Session 2: Shooting scenes, sequences and B-roll: the 5-shot rule; strategies for getting good visuals, even with non-visual stories; creating a shot list; finding archival elements. Shooting exercise.
  • Session 3: Putting it all together. The paper edit. Organizing your footage. Rough cut. Reshoot.
  • Session 4: Workshop radio cut.
  • Session 5: Workshop rough cuts. Screening.

What to bring: Each student must come to class with a smartphone (with free storage space) or a video camera they know how to use, and the ability to transfer footage from their device to his/her laptop. Each person is also required to come with some kind of editing program (iMovie, Premier, Final Cut) on his/her laptop. Please note: this is NOT an editing class. The professor can assist on technical matters to a limited extent, but the bulk of the instruction will revolve around gathering elements and structuring a video story. You should come prepared to do basic editing with whatever program you have access to. The instructor will send links to online tutorials in advance of the class for programs such iMovie, final cut, Adobe Premier, etc.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate



About Erica Berenstein

Erica Berenstein is a video journalist at The New York Times. Video storytelling has taken her from the shores of Louisiana during the BP oil spill, to the eroding beaches of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. She has covered elections, protests, wayward penguins and everything in between. Beyond journalism, she has also produced stories for nonprofits and educational organizations.



For concerns or questions about this workshop, please e-mail pd@journalism.cuny.edu.

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