Video storytelling is a quick paced skill based workshop that will have you producing high-quality, professional videos. The best videos will always be the ones that that grab your attention, make you think, make you laugh, or cry, or elicit an emotion – and make you want to watch till the end. Join us to learn best-in-class storytelling and production techniques for creating engaging videos for the web and on social media.
An experiential workshop in essential skills for producing video stories to a digital-first media environment. This is a beginners level workshop, no previous experience with storytelling, filming, or editing video is required.
In this production workshop, you will:
- Understand story form and how to create professional video stories.
- Learn best practices for filming quality videos for social media and the web.
- Learn to do a live interview and collect b-roll.
- Work hands-on with Adobe Premiere Pro editing software to edit assets you’ve filmed.
- Learn to storyboard and develop the narrative of a video.
- Practice techniques for on-camera interviewing and interviewing with social distancing.
- Learn how to find and use archival video, news clips, stills, or music into the video edit for smooth transitions.
- Learn about equipment options for filming with a smartphone, microphones, headphones and tripods.
- Understand copyright and licensing requirements of assets not produced by you.
- Leave with your own professional video produced by you.
- Certificate (PDF) upon completion of the course requirements.
- LinkedIn badge to add to your profile to signify accomplishment of the course.
- Take your career to the next level!
We’re With You All The Way
Work With Experienced Instructors & Mentors
Our instructors are industry leaders, with years of experience in their field. Every member of the team has the academic savvy and real-world practice to support you on your learning journey. Gain the full value of their expertise through in-depth discussions, thoughtful and critical feedback on assignments, and live sessions.
Make Connections With A Professional Network
You’ll gain access to an international network of professionals building skills similar to your own. We provide a range of opportunities to engage with your peers and instructors, share insights, and keep the conversation going long after you’ve completed the course.
Collaborate & Engage
We offer a supportive space for collaboration. We’ve designed the learner’s journey to help you fully engage with course content, guided by seasoned professionals and a community of peers and mentors. Engage in live group discussions, complete lessons, and share and offer feedback on assignments.
Practice & Apply New Skills
We believe the best way to learn new skills is by doing. Gain mastery of each new skill through creative activities designed to hone your learning, culminating in the final project. At the end of this course, you will have gained in-depth knowledge, a new skill set, and a portfolio to immediately apply to your job or new career.
Who Should Attend?
Ideal for marketers, content creators, journalists, editors, new media managers, media professionals, communications and PR, publishers, educators and web producers.
Instructors & Facilitators
Instructors subject to change.
Shaleece Haas is a documentary filmmaker, who recently produced and directed the 2016 documentary Real Boy, which earned 20 festival awards, was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, and was broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens. She co-produced The Genius of Marian (2013; Tribeca Film Festival, POV), directed the documentary short Old People Driving (2010), and co-directed the short films Awardwinninggir (2012; SF DocFest) and City Fish (2011; Hot Docs, Documentary Channel). She is currently producing a short film about the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who have chosen to tattoo their grandparents’ concentration camp numbers on their own bodies. She has also taught documentary and visual storytelling at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, UCLA Extension, and the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. She previously worked as an editorial photographer and radio producer and was a founding staff member of the national oral history project, StoryCorps.