Freedom Forum To Hold Two Multimedia Boot Camp Sessions

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair & freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger

Back in September 2010, I spent a week down at the Poynter Institute for a week-long course in multimedia storytelling.  As a former old-school print journalist, I needed a course like this.  I had gotten some good training at past NABJ conventions, but it wasn’t enough, so I found this type of intensive training to be quite helpful.

The Freedom Forum will hold two sessions of its Multimedia Boot Camp on  Aug. 15-19 and Nov. 14-18.  The cost is $850, and includes all supplies, use of multimedia equipment and software during training, some meals and step-by-step guides to producing audio, video and other multimedia projects.

In this boot camp, participants will learn the following:

• Produce multimedia on a budget, including cheap ways to record and edit audio.

• Use basic tools in Adobe Photoshop: toning, cropping and text.

• Produce an audio slideshow.

• Use Final Cut for video storytelling and editing.

• Use shotgun, stick and wireless microphones.

• Find and buy the right gear.

• Use smart phones and mobile devices to gather news.

   and will take away:

• Audio, photo and video skills.

• One finished audio slideshow.

• Two finished video projects.

• Production skills in Audacity and Final Cut.

• Smart Phone journalism skills that will help gather and distribute news right from your iPhone, iPod, Android or BlackBerry.

• Step-by-step guides to producing audio, video and other multimedia projects.

This type of training is invaluable.  This course is For more information, click here.  To register, click here.

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