Update on Multimedia Journalism Bootcamp in Nashville

Nice new promotional video… I attended last summer’s version of this workshop; it was terrific and worth every penny. (And, no, my university didn’t contribute any of those 150,000 pennies. Hard times, and all that.)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Val Hoeppner’s Resources blog and Multimedia Toolbox document the equipment we used in the week-long, morning-to-night program. She includes tips and tutorials on the cameras, recorders and software.

Result: Here are two stories I co-produced, each with a different very talented classmate. Each was a day’s work, shooting and editing, after a day on how to use the equipment and software:

I’ve been trying to get the VodPod video player to embed those two stories, but it has problems, possibly because the page shows more than one video. However, it did capture this Animoto music video of our class at work in the lab last August. (About 1/4 of the way through, there are a few frames of evidence that my face did not “break the camera.”)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “FreedomForum Multimedia Bootcamp 09“, posted with vodpod

Note: Although I was personally counting my pennies (including travel to and from Nashville), the workshop was priced reasonably at $850 for a week of instruction and some meals, plus $71 per night to solo in an “extended stay” hotel room (with kitchen), which was more than I needed. On my next trip to Nashville, I found a lower rate at a Best  Western  even closer to the Seigenthaler Center.

The Bootcamp’s 12-hour-a-day schedule didn’t leave me time or energy to take in Nashville’s nightlife. so I stayed an extra day to go window shopping at George Gruhn’s.

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

Posted in Education, Future of news, Journalism, Multimedia, Radford, Video, WebDesign

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