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July 16: MAP Course – Video For Reporters

The JMSC is offering a three-hour course on video reporting on Saturday, July 16, 2011.

The course is open to anyone who has reporting experience but is a beginner in video reporting.

In the digital age, reporters are increasingly asked to construct video and multimedia stories on top of their print work. How can one become an effective visual journalist while navigating this new workload?

Learn how to manage reporting in the field with this quick introduction to visual storytelling using simple and professional equipment.

Instructors Andrew Lih and Lam Vo, have worked with reporters and students in the US and Asia on quick, effective strategies for visual storytelling.

1. Overview of visual storytelling
2. Why video: examples and case studies
3. Live demo: shooting a video story in five steps
4. Transfer and management of media
5. Strategies and checklists for the field
6. Practical tips on gear and kit

Who Should Attend:
Experienced reporters, but beginners in video. Even those with some video experience but looking for streamlining and becoming more efficient will find the session useful.

Attendees will understand the basics of visual literacy and be able to effectively shoot, report and script short videos stories using the BBC Five Shot method. Takeaways include a field checklist of how to produce these stories in the field.

What to Bring:
Attendees are encouraged to bring any existing audio-visual equipment and kit (amateur or professional) for advice and hints on how to use it.

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Global Lounge, G/F Swire Building, The University of Hong Kong
Fee: $200 (or $100 for AAJA members, FCC members and JMSC alums)
Instructors: Andrew Lih, University of Southern California and Lam Vo, The Wall Street Journal

Registration and payment can be made online, click here.

Enquiries and discount registration contact, Kylie Chan at 2219-4416 or kyliec@hku.hk