May 20-25 2007 Multimedia Training
North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley
The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, May 20-25, 2007, offers intensive, short course multimedia training for mid-career journalists. The workshop covers all aspects of multimedia news production, from basic storyboarding to the incorporation of multimedia features in storytelling. Participants are taught the technical skills they need to produce quality multimedia stories including audio/video recording and editing, Flash graphics, digital cameras, Photoshop and web design concepts. Guest speakers discuss the future of journalism, the role of technology and the importance of audience engagement.
Featured speakers include: Tom Mallory, Chuck Scott, Alexa Capeloto, Nicole Vargas, San Diego Union Tribune; Seth Gitner, Lindsey Nair, Roanoke.com; Brian Storm, Mediastorm.org; Richard Koci Hernandez, San Jose Mercury News; Rob Curley, washingtonpost.com; and Colin Crawford, IDG Communications. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Jane Stevens, Ellen Seidler, Marilyn Pittman, Scot Hacker, Jeremy Rue and Samantha Grant present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.
Application deadline was Apr 13, 2007 11:59 p.m.
Some presentations from this workshop were webcast live.
Archived webcasts may be viewed below.
The following presentations were provided to workshop participants but not publicly webcast.
Multimedia Storytelling, Web Shells and Storyboarding
Multimedia Coverage of Breaking News
Video Camera Instruction
Video Shooting Techniques
Long Form Multimedia Reporting
Flash Audio Recorders
Deigital Photo Cameras
Mac Comuters Training
On Becoming a Multimedia Journalist
Stand-Ups and Voice Overs
Soundtrack Pro Audio Editing
Final Cut Pro Video Editing
Flash Storytelling Photos and Text
Flash Storytelling Audio and Video
Dreamweaver and Multimedia Web Sites
The following people attended this workshop as "fellows."
- Ann Grimes
- Kelly Jordan
- Lizabeth Gray
- Ana Alaya
- Tahra Makinson-Sanders
- Jason Kolnos
- Jay Koester
- John Mecklin
- Doug O'Harra
- Nicole Childers
- Abe Kwok
- David Beard
- Tony Davis
- Chris Polydoroff
- Lil Swanson
- Ryan Cormier
- Crystal Davis
- Laura Sparks
- Kurt Brungardt
- Mark Higgins
- Katherine Long
- Amy Kovac
Workshop participants often produce multimedia web sites as part of their instruction.
In most cases, these demonstration web sites are available for public viewing.
At 3:41 a.m. on April 29, 2007, a tanker truck carrying 8,600 gallons of gas hit a guardrail on the Interstate 880 connector in Oakland, Calif., and overturned. A giant fireball melted the freeway directly above, causing it to collapse. The accident in the MacArthur Maze, one of the nation's busiest interchanges, raised important questions about freeway safety.
Thousands of highway overpasses throughout California are in danger of failing during a catastrophic earthquake. Civil engineers are taking a close look at the way bearings – the components sandwiched between a bridge deck and its supporting pillars -- perform during quakes. At the seismic lab, they are running earthquake simulation tests on bearings made of different materials. The goal: Safer overpasses.
The pests of summer are coming out. UC Berkeley's pioneering pest-management program offers environmentally friendly alternatives to pesticides to battle roaches, ants, mosquitos, and yellow jackets.
If you think the UC Berkeley campus is just a place for academia and social protest, think again. Cal has a rich athletic tradition dating back to national championship titles in the 1930s. Mike Velasquez, strength and conditioning coach, is responsible for the success of many recent Cal athletes.
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