May 16-21 2010 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, May 16-21, 2010 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.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Paul Grabowicz, Marilyn Pittman, Jeremy Rue, Jerry Monti, Len de Groot, and Scot Hacker present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.

Application deadline was Mar 26, 2010 11:59 p.m.


Some presentations from this workshop were webcast live.
Archived webcasts may be viewed below.

A Photojournalist's Guide to the Multimedia Galaxy

Multimedia Journalism: It's a Mindset

YouTube News: Broadcasting the World


The following presentations were provided to workshop participants but not publicly webcast.

Digital Journalism: Web 2.0 and Web News Sites

Multimedia Storytelling

Picking the Right Media and Storyboarding a Story

Mac Computer Training In Multimedia Lab

Visual Storytelling Techniques

Video Camera Instruction

Digital Audio Recorders and Microphones

Digital Photo Cameras and Photo Slideshows

Transferring Audio, Photos and Video to Computers

Stand-Ups and Voice Overs

Adobe Photoshop In Multimedia Room

Garage Band Audio Editing in Multimedia Lab

Final Cut Pro Video Editing and Script Writing

Creating Photo Slideshows with SoundSlides

Adobe Flash Storytelling - Building Interactive Graphics

Multimedia Design Concepts, Site Critique

Introduction to Publishing System


The following people attended this workshop as "fellows."


Workshop participants often produce multimedia web sites as part of their instruction.
In most cases, these demonstration web sites are available for public viewing.

Berkeley Acupuncture Project

“Most acupuncturists in the US treat patients on tables in isolated rooms. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting. Treatments are simple and repeated frequently for best results. At Berkeley Acupuncture Project, patients remain fully clothed in comfortable recliners in a quiet, soothing community room. Treating patients this way has many benefits beyond being more affordable. Many people find it comforting to have others around them, rather than being isolated in a private room. The group treatment room creates a collective healing energy that enhances the power of each individual’s treatment, and it allows families and friends to visit our clinic together.”

Golden Key Piano School

At the Golden Key Piano School, a place of no lesson books, no mechanical exercises and no tears. The music is drawn from the rich traditions of Russian folkloric music and original music from the great composers all over the world. music is inspiring and colorful and is combined with stories, poems and drawings to make The Piano Lesson come alive.

Downtown Berkeley Storefront Art

In an effort to flight blight many cities are turning empty downtown storefronts into installation spaces for art. The Downtown Berkeley Association started this program and it has been a success. So much so that they have “lost” many of the empty storefronts to new businesses. In any case, it is a win win for the artists and the association alike. Many participating artists have sold pieces that commuters saw in the window. All artists must live or work in Berkeley.

Pacific Pinball Museum

“At 1510 Webster St. a new Alameda institution has been born. From the origins of the Lucky Ju Ju Pinball Gallery has grown the Pacific Pinball Museum, more than likely the only facility of its kind in the world. For a modest admission fee, visitors will learn about the history of pinball, the art, physics and functionality of pinball throughout the years, plus get to play almost 100 unique machines arranged in chronological order.”

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