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About the course

Over the course of five days, you will learn the basics of visual storytelling concepts through video production and post-production with Adobe Premiere. This course will provide you with an intensive, hands-on introduction to report news and feature stories with an emphasis on utilizing sophisticated video storytelling techniques. Topics that will be covered include how to develop story ideas, reporting techniques, scripting, audio and visual digital editing, and multimedia storytelling structures. This course is designed for journalists and storytellers with little to no experience in multimedia journalism but with a passion for investigation and expression through video content. Participants will leave with concrete skills and a better understanding of the technologies that are transforming the news business, and one complete video story.


Day One

January 9 (Monday)

  • Welcome & Orientation
  • Overview of Equipment
  • What makes good video? A discussion and exploration
  • Composition
  • Shooting Sequences

Day Two

  • January 10 (Tuesday)
  • Advanced Shooting and Audio Techniques
  • Interviewing techniques

Day Three

January 11 (Wednesday)

Production in the field

Day Four

January 12 (Thursday)

  • Intro to post production
  • Editing and file management

Day Five

January 13 (Friday)

Editing and finishing video projects for distribution

Trust the experts

Duy Linh Tu

Duy Linh Tu is a journalist and documentary filmmaker, focusing on education, science, and social justice. His work has appeared in print, online, on television, and in theaters. He is also the author of "Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists" (Focal Press). Professor Tu teaches repo...


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