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Virtual Teachapalooza: Front-Edge Teaching Tools for College Educators

Brian Storm will be giving an overview of MediaStorm’s educational offerings including the the MediaStorm Platform and Online Training.

Online group seminar, June 4-5, 2021

Now in its 11th year, Teachapalooza is the place for college journalism educators to catch up, power up and reignite their passion for teaching. A successful virtual gathering in 2020 gave more educators the opportunity to attend, allowed for more guest instructors to tune in and share their wisdom, and provided a unique focus on the art of online teaching, so we will host a virtual version of Teachapalooza again in 2021!

Join us for two fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators. We will record the sessions so participants can capture anything they miss in the live online session. Our plan is to bring you fresh, practical and specific teaching — exactly what you have come to expect from Teachapalooza.

Poynter Director of College Programming Barbara Allen will join longtime Teachapalooza Senior Faculty Al Tompkins as co-lead of Teacha 2021.

Teachapalooza alumni have come to rely on this community of teachers and its yearly meeting to help them navigate challenges, reconvene with friends and refuel with ideas for the coming academic year. Once you attend, you’ll find that the Teachapalooza community supports you every step of the way.

 

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Who are the instructors?

Al Tompkins is Senior Faculty for Broadcast and Online at Poynter. Al is one of America’s most requested broadcast journalism and multimedia teachers and coaches. 

Barbara Allen is the director of college programming for Poynter. Before coming to Poynter, Allen spent nearly 10 years at Oklahoma State University as adviser to the school paper, The O’Colly, and as an adjunct professor teaching courses in multimedia reporting and public affairs writing. 

Guest faculty:

  • Kathleen McElroy — Director and Professor, School of Journalism and Media – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Kathleen Bartzen Culver —Associate Professor; James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics; Director, Center for Journalism Ethics
  • Mark Johnson — Senior Lecturer, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Georgia
  • Wesley Lowery — Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter; Contributing Editor, The Marshall Project
  • Dean Nelson — Chair, Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing & Languages, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Jeremy Caplan — Director of Teaching and Learning at CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
  • Doris Truong — Director of Training and Diversity, Poynter
  • Anzio Williams — Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for NBCUniversal
  • Kanina Holmes — Associate Professor, Carleton University Ottawa
  • Brian Storm — Founder and Executive Producer, MediaStorm
  • Miriam Feldblum —Co-founder and Executive Director, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
  • Bob Atkins — CEO and Founder Gray Associates
  • Martha Parham — Senior Vice President of Public Relations, American Association of Community Colleges


What is the schedule?
Join Tompkins, Allen and your other Teachapalooza colleagues virtually June 4-5, 2021. We will convene each day at 11 a.m. Eastern time for large group instruction, breakout sessions, chat forums and virtual networking. Day one will conclude at 6:30 p.m. and day two at 5:30 p.m. Session topics include the post-pandemic future for higher ed, the issues with objectivity, digital tools to make your life and teaching easier, talking with students about implicit bias and more. 

Click here for a full schedule.

What is the cost?

Tuition is $150. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.

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MediaStorm Master Classes Announced

Rosalind Fox Solomon

MediaStorm is committed to continuing our educational efforts in a safe and responsible manner. For the foreseeable future, we will be holding all master classes via Zoom video conference.

We are excited to announce dates for 2021 and are offering 50% off the following upcoming courses via video conference:

One Day Master Class:

• Online Video Conference: March 20, 2021
• Online Video Conference: September 18, 2021
• Online Video Conference: October 23, 2021
• Online Video Conference: November 13, 2021

Apply Now

 

 

Methodology Master Class:

• August 2-5, 2021 *Apply by June 22, 2021
• December 14-17, 2021 *Apply by Nov 1, 2021

Apply Now

 

 

Here’s what people say about our master classes:

“MediaStorm’s class broke down storytelling theory in a way that challenged me to think about my past projects and better prepared me for those that I am currently working on. Brian is a charismatic instructor who loves sharing the knowledge he has gathered with anyone willing to learn. His anecdotes and projects serve as his syllabus and he teaches with an authenticity that cannot be faked.”   McArdle Hankin, Co-Founder Back Pocket

“As a longtime reporter and editor looking to start a new media venture, I found Brian’s one-day master class both practical and inspirational. In an age of click-bait “journalism,” Brian’s unwavering commitment to quality storytelling resonated with me deeply, and has motivated me to keep pursuing my entrepreneurial journey.” Julie Makinen, JSK Stanford Fellow

“My week at the Methodology Workshop with Brian Storm and his team has been life changing. All of my questions about MediaStorm’s quality documentary filmmaking were answered as we went deeper than I expected into the storytelling secrets that make them who they are. Now the blanks are filled in, and I’m looking forward to increasing the quality of my own multimedia projects with renewed passion. Clearly compassion rules the way MediaStorm tells people’s stories, but they also make sure to get the stories in front of people who can benefit from them the most. Thank you Brian and all the team at MediaStorm for your inspiring generosity. I will make it count.” Carla Adelmann

MediaStorm’s Online Training

At MediaStorm we hold no secrets. We want to share our knowledge and tricks of the trade and want you to become the best storyteller possible.

Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, MediaStorm’s online training provides essential tools and techniques proven to enhance your storytelling. Led by our award-winning team of producers, editors, and cinematographers, these modules offer a behind-the-scenes look at MediaStorm’s approach to making films.

Our online training program, which can be implemented as a complement to any filmmaking program, is now available for only $45. These online courses are usually priced at $199 but we want to make them more accessible at this time.

Educators get a free account if they assign the training to the students.

Wes Pope at the University Oregon used the training this semester and said:

“Whether you are just getting started, or have been producing video for some time, it is remarkable how much you will learn from these videos. I have reviewed dozens of textbooks and tutorials, and nothing else out there comes close. I recently used these as a required text in one of my graduate level video journalism courses. My students appreciated nitty gritty technical detail as well as the higher level insights into the creative process. Kudos and thank you to Brian and his team for taking the time to make these videos – and for sharing them at a very reasonable price.”

Tom Burton at Texas A&M University said:

“The online course has been great for my mobile multimedia students and is now a godsend as we have to move completely online at the last minute. Thanks for having this out there in the universe.”

We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to further your education and provide world class online training to your students.

Watch it now

 

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An update on “DRIFTLESS” by Danny Wilcox Frazier

Gabriel Stutzman

Gabriel Stutzman, the youngest of nine children raised by his Beachy Amish parents on the family’s farm, Kalona, 2003. From the book, Driftless, by Danny Wilcox Frazier

In 2009, MediaStorm published Danny’s epic project called Driftless. You can see the film at:

https://mediastorm.com/publication/driftless-stories-from-iowa

This month, Danny Wilcox Frazier joined Ziyah Gafic in conversation for a VII Insider Book Club discussion of Driftless. Danny was joined by special guest Gabriel Stutzman, one of the book’s subjects. This recording will be available here until February 6 to Freemium VII Insider subscribers. After that, it will be available to Premium subscribers along with all other VII Insider resources.

See the talk at:

https://viiphoto.com/resource/driftless-with-danny-wilcox-frazier/

In Driftless, Danny Wilcox Frazier’s dramatic black-and-white photographs portray a changing Midwest of vanishing towns and transformed landscapes. As rural economies fail, people and resources are migrating to the coasts and cities, as though the heart of America were being emptied. Frazier’s arresting photographs take us into Iowa’s abandoned places and illuminate the lives of those people who stay behind and continue to live there: young people at leisure, fishermen on the Mississippi, veterans on Memorial Day, Amish women playing cards, as well as more recent arrivals, Lubavitcher Hasidic Jews at prayer and Latinos at work in the fields. Frazier’s camera finds these newcomers while it also captures activities that seemingly have gone on forever: harvesting and hunting, celebrating and socializing, praying and surviving.

Poetic and dark but illuminated with flashes of insight, this collection of photographs is a portrait of contemporary rural Iowa, but it is also more than that. It shows what is happening in many rural and out-of-the-way communities all over the United States, where people find ways to get by in the wake of closing factories and the demise of family farms. Taken by a true insider who has lived in Iowa his entire life, Frazier’s photographs are rich in emotion and give expression to the hopes and desires of the people who remain, whose needs and wants are complicated by the economic realities remaking rural America. – Alexa Dilworth, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

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International Finance Corporation Hiring Full Time Filmmaker

Most people have heard of the World Bank, but may not be familiar with IFC, the International Finance Corporation. As a member of the World Bank Group—and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets—our work spans more than 100 countries.  We’re looking for someone to help tell our story creatively, making short films that offer viewers a glimpse into the many ways our projects and investments can improve lives.  These initiatives introduce solar power to poor communities, create gender-focused programs to help women join the work force, replace overflowing dumps with green energy-producing solutions, and effect change in many other ways.

Our approach is humble – we work in some of the poorest countries, among vulnerable communities, and there is a lot of work to be done. Our multimedia producers work with our clients to share their stories in a respectful, honest, authentic way. We are looking for someone who is a creative team player, curious about the world, sensitive enough to listen, and experienced in producing high-quality films. The application process closes December 17, 2020.

This is an opportunity to be based in DC, do some work here, but really get out and create films in developing countries.

https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=10307&site=1

Via Julia Schmalz,  Multimedia Communications Officer

 

 

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First half of 2021 MediaStorm Master Classes Announced

Rosalind Fox Solomon

In these challenging and uncertain times, MediaStorm is committed to continuing our educational efforts in a safe and responsible manner. For the foreseeable future, we will be holding all master classes via Zoom video conference.

We are excited to announce dates for the first half of 2021 and are offering 50% off the following upcoming courses via video conference:

One Day Master Class:

• Online Video Conference: November 14, 2020
• Online Video Conference: January 23, 2021
• Online Video Conference: February 20, 2021
• Online Video Conference: March 20, 2021
• Online Video Conference: May 22, 2021

Apply Now

 

 

Methodology Master Class:

• December 15-18, 2020 *Apply Now
• August 2-5, 2021 *Apply by June 22, 2021
• December 14-17, 2021 *Apply by Nov 1, 2021

Apply Now

 

 

Here’s what people say about our master classes:

“MediaStorm’s class broke down storytelling theory in a way that challenged me to think about my past projects and better prepared me for those that I am currently working on. Brian is a charismatic instructor who loves sharing the knowledge he has gathered with anyone willing to learn. His anecdotes and projects serve as his syllabus and he teaches with an authenticity that cannot be faked.”   McArdle Hankin, Co-Founder Back Pocket

“As a longtime reporter and editor looking to start a new media venture, I found Brian’s one-day master class both practical and inspirational. In an age of click-bait “journalism,” Brian’s unwavering commitment to quality storytelling resonated with me deeply, and has motivated me to keep pursuing my entrepreneurial journey.” Julie Makinen, JSK Stanford Fellow

“My week at the Methodology Workshop with Brian Storm and his team has been life changing. All of my questions about MediaStorm’s quality documentary filmmaking were answered as we went deeper than I expected into the storytelling secrets that make them who they are. Now the blanks are filled in, and I’m looking forward to increasing the quality of my own multimedia projects with renewed passion. Clearly compassion rules the way MediaStorm tells people’s stories, but they also make sure to get the stories in front of people who can benefit from them the most. Thank you Brian and all the team at MediaStorm for your inspiring generosity. I will make it count.” Carla Adelmann

MediaStorm’s Online Training

At MediaStorm we hold no secrets. We want to share our knowledge and tricks of the trade and want you to become the best storyteller possible.

Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, MediaStorm’s online training provides essential tools and techniques proven to enhance your storytelling. Led by our award-winning team of producers, editors, and cinematographers, these modules offer a behind-the-scenes look at MediaStorm’s approach to making films.

Our online training program, which can be implemented as a complement to any filmmaking program, is now available for only $45. These online courses are usually priced at $199 but we want to make them more accessible at this time.

Educators get a free account if they assign the training to the students.

Wes Pope at the University Oregon used the training this semester and said:

“Whether you are just getting started, or have been producing video for some time, it is remarkable how much you will learn from these videos. I have reviewed dozens of textbooks and tutorials, and nothing else out there comes close. I recently used these as a required text in one of my graduate level video journalism courses. My students appreciated nitty gritty technical detail as well as the higher level insights into the creative process. Kudos and thank you to Brian and his team for taking the time to make these videos – and for sharing them at a very reasonable price.”

Tom Burton at Texas A&M University said:

“The online course has been great for my mobile multimedia students and is now a godsend as we have to move completely online at the last minute. Thanks for having this out there in the universe.”

We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to further your education and provide world class online training to your students.

Watch it now

 

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