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Learn Online

New free Interactive Live Stream Minis

The free online mini-workshops happen live from the comfort of your cozy chair and are viewable from your computer screen. You’ll learn tons and enjoy ample time for Q&A with the instructor to be sure all your questions are answered.

We’ve curated some speakers for spring 2016 who we believe can provide expert advice on a variety of new media topics, including video for social media, design thinking, on-camera presence, and creating multimedia content.

Exact dates and times coming soon – be the first to know by signing up for email updates using the form at the bottom of this page.



Vicki Hammarstedt: Video for Social Media

Video dominates the web as the medium people choose to access information: 80% will watch a video to learn about something, whereas only 20% will read an article with that same content in its entirety. There is a huge demand for people who know how to create videos for the web – many job postings include “video for social media” as a desired skill. Knowing how to produce videos is your key first step. Register now for our free Video for Social Media webinar, where you’ll learn best practices for posting video on each social media channel. We’ll cover the nuances of each platform, the reasons behind using subtitles, the importance of your opening frame, and more.

Vicki Hammarstedt is the digital media director for Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. An entrepreneur with a passion for all things digital, Vicki has had an eclectic career as a technology teacher, the developer of a charter school, co-founder of an e-commerce company, and as the business director in the telecom industry.


Richard Taylor: Your On-Camera Presence

You know how to make a video, but do you know how to perform in front of the camera? In this webinar, Richard Taylor will provide guidance on developing a comfortable on-camera presence. He’ll cover the importance of body language and what to avoid, tips for preparing yourself for an interview, and how to overcome nervous energy.

Richard Taylor is the founder of SuperRichMedia, the former BBC North American technology correspondent based in San Francisco Bay Area and the creator of the BBC’s global technology brand, ‘Click’, broadcast in the UK and on TV in English and other language services. He is also lead Berkeley Advanced Media Institute innovation and video instructor.


Chris Schodt: Creating Multimedia Content

Content has become the currency of the internet. With all the types of media that are available, it’s increasingly important to know how to effectively dovetail each piece of content into a compelling multimedia production. In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics behind producing engaging content, as well as strategies for leveraging that content to connect with your audience.

Chris Schodt is a freelance multimedia journalist and graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Previously working in environmental science, Chris now focuses on science, technology, and culture. His work includes video, animation, and data visualization, and has had work published by the Verge, the BBC, and National Geographic. Chris has been working with the Berkeley AMI for the last year, as a multimedia instructor, producing online training and mentoring journalists one-on-one in new media skills.


Mariana Santos: Design Thinking

Mariana Santos is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London. A trained animator, she pioneered the newsroom’s use of motion graphics to make data stories more compelling. She leads design thinking workshops to increase multidisciplinary approach to storytelling, and she is a leader in community transformation via digital training.

 free Tutorials

Our library of free online tutorials are created by industry professionals, academics and our own University of California Berkeley staff. These digital media resources and how to tutorials are free for you to use, or reuse, but please adhere to our liberal redistribution policy.

Animation & Interactivity, Audio, Data Visualization, Multimedia, Reporting & Public Records, Social Media, Web Development

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