Multimedia Storytelling Workshop

Dave Anderson - Film Still Grid

Video & Multimedia Storytelling with Dave Anderson & NPR’s Claire O’Neill

Thursday, December 8, 2011
International House Hotel

Registration fee: $25 | Register Here

In this introductory workshop photographers will examine the growing role of multimedia in contemporary photography. Recent technological advances have opened up exciting new platforms for image-makers. Students will learn the benefits of incorporating multimedia into their practice and explore its possibilities as a means to telling compelling stories.

Led by award winning photographer/filmmaker Dave Anderson and NPR multimedia producer Claire O’Neill, the class will view and discuss examples of effective multimedia pieces by photographers who have successfully transitioned to multimedia production. Participants can expect to learn tips on shooting for video, audio recording, researching and preparing stories, documentary interviewing techniques, and doubletasking to record audio and take photos in the field. The class will include an overview of the equipment and editing applications available, detailed in handouts, as well as tips to help you market your services.

This program is presented in partnership with the ASMP New Orleans/Gulf South chapter. Refreshments will be provided.

Instructors Bios:
A multi-talented image-maker, Dave Anderson’s work as both a photographer and filmmaker has been celebrated in the United States and abroad. He has been recognized as “one of the shooting stars of the American photo scene” by Germany’s fotoMAGAZIN and named a “Rising Star” by Photo District News.

Dave’s project Rough Beauty was the winner of the 2005 National Project Competition from the Santa Fe Center for Photography and became the focus of his first book, which was published in three languages with an essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. His latest monograph, One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds, was published in 2010 by Aperture Books and featured in the New York Times and Time as well as on Good Morning America and CNN.

Dave’s unique talents extend not only to still photography but also into the realms of television production and the written word. A former MTV producer and director of television production in the Clinton White House, Dave’s video work has also been singled out for recognition. His new video series “SoLost,” created for the Oxford American magazine, recently won Best Video Series at the 2011 National Magazine Awards and he is now producing a sister series with the Oxford American and NPR, entitled “Southword.”

Claire O’Neill works as a producer for NPR’s multimedia team in Washington, D.C. She collaborates daily with photographers to produce feature and hard-news photo and video stories. She also edits NPR’s photo blog, “The Picture Show,” a platform for visual story-telling, photojournalism, personal projects and historical finds. Recently a winner in LIFE’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards, “The Picture Show” receives some of the highest, regular viewership on NPR’s site, and is prominently featured daily.

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