Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling

Tewfic El-Sawy will teach a multimedia class that allows its participants to concentrate on the story, rather than on the application. The purpose and aim of the class is to show photojournalists how to make quick work of slide show production, using their own images and audio generated in the field, to produce a cogent photo story under the simulation of publishing deadlines. Most of the class time will be spent photographing in the field, while indoors time will be devoted to weaving the material into photo stories.

The multimedia class adopts a simulated under pressure work environment where participants have to shoot, edit and present their photographs and audio tracks on a daily basis to the instructor who takes the role of a newspaper/magazine photo editor. When the final photographs are chosen, the final days of the class are devoted to creating a multimedia photo essay using Soundslides.

Alums of the Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling class include Dhiraj Singh (Foundry – Manali, India) who was awarded the workshop’s Top Award for Photography for his photo essay My Name Is Dechen and Mike Hutmacher (Foundry – Mexico City) who produced Kodachrome for The Wichita Eagle newspaper.

This class will require will use Soundslides and either Audacity Sound Editor or Apple’s GarageBand.

Participants will also need to have a portable Digital Audio Recorder (such as the Zoom H2: Amazon / B&H Photo).