The cost for this workshop is $2500 for five days of instruction.Note:
Attendees are responsible for their own room and board during all workshops.
All workshop participants receive a free one-year all access subscription to our online training
and a license for our Post-production Workflow
Location & Dates
The workshops will be held at:
American Documentary | POV
20 Jay Street, Suite 937
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Maximum class size is 20.
Interested applicants must fill out the online application. Once you submit the form, you will not be able to edit it. We strongly recommend copying the questions and working offline, and then pasting in your answers so that you don't lose any information.
You can also sign up to be notified as additional workshop dates are added:
Over this five-day course, attendees will participate in a collaborative, fast-paced, hands-on overview of what it takes to produce successful multimedia projects. They will work closely with MediaStorm producers and interactive designers to learn the essential elements of multimedia post-production, project organization and storytelling concepts.
There will be intensive business-oriented discussions as well, critiquing aspects of developing business models that support multimedia and interactive storytelling. You will leave the workshop with an understanding of all the areas you need to create a comprehensive multimedia plan and to educate others on the approach.
Who Should Apply
- Educators looking to build out multimedia programs for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Organizational leaders and Entrepreneurs looking to build successful multimedia departments and companies.
What You Will Learn
Essential Multimedia Skills
- Distilling the bells and whistles down to what you really need to know
- Prioritizing skill sets
- Optimizing the workflow
- Fundamentals of web design and interactivity
- Creating appropriate graphics packages for cinematic narratives
Putting the Package together
- Efficient and appropriate ways to showcase work on the web
- Encoding and distribution for various platforms
- Syndication models
- Funding projects
- Understanding the costs and time investments required
- Getting others onboard - the politics of working with other departments to build a successful multimedia program
This workshop is not designed to teach you how to use Final Cut Pro or how to shoot video. You will not produce a story while you're here. You will leave the workshop with a full understanding of what it takes to produce quality multimedia journalism, from software options to story selection to distribution.
Educators will leave with a solid plan for designing a curriculum that meets their students needs and abilities, and organizational leaders will leave with a clear idea of how to leverage existing assets and knowledge to build (or grow) a successful multimedia organization or department including how to best implement a multiple platform strategy.
Each workshop will be tailored to individuals attending.
Participants will be expected to bring a laptop.
The team assembled to lead the Workshop has extensive multimedia experience both in the field and in post-production. As a group, we've attended, led or taught at the top workshops in the profession.
Biographies of the MediaStorm Workshop team can be found here
Where will participants stay?
Participants are responsible for their own room and board. We will provide local hotel and neighborhood information to accepted participants. MediaStorm is easily accessible by subway, so location is flexible.
Do you offer introductory workshops?
No. We feel there are already several terrific workshops out there offering introductory and intermediate instruction (see below), so we are focusing exclusively on advanced training.
Are there other workshops like this?
We think the MediaStorm Workshops are unique because of the small number of participants and the focus on advanced multimedia storytelling. With that said, there are a number of great workshops to consider:
I'd like to learn more about other MediaStorm Workshops