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Video Storytelling for the Web

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown

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Midtown, Manhattan
219 W 40th St
Btwn 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10018
Early bird price until September 9. $549 thereafter.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Nyier Abdou

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this journalism course:

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 Refunds up to 1 day before event

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24hrs notice before the start of the class required to receive a full refund.


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Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY offers a top-notch, affordable education teaching traditional journalism values while preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing media landscape.

As the profession reinvents itself for the digital age, the Newmark J School is at the forefront...

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