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Telling Stories with Video: A Primer

About This Course

You've played with your smartphone, pointing it at some subjects and rolling, well, pixels, not tape. How do you decide what to record, when to observe and when to interview? Telling a story with video is different from recording video and posting it online. It takes knowledge and skill, and you can do it in a short amount of time with some training and forethought.

This Webinar walks through the basic building blocks of videography with a journalistic approach to visual storytelling. No matter whether you are shooting video with your phone or a dedicated video camera, this will give you the tools to get started telling stories with video.

What Will I Learn:

  • The basic components of a good video story
  • How to visualize your story while you're reporting it
  • How to find visual variety in your compositions
  • How to structure your time in the field
  • Tips for tasks to complete in the field in order to ease the editing process

Who Should Take this Course:

Journalists who are beginning to tell video stories and those who want to go beyond straight video reporting and move into video storytelling will benefit from this webinar.

Course Instructor:

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson is the Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he oversees the Visual Journalism program. An early digital disciple and technology geek, he believes that the story is always more important than the form it's presented in.