Today’s digital devices offer such high photographic and video production quality that you no longer need a film crew and hours of studio time to create quality productions. In this 5-week workshop (3 hours per session), Sarah Redohl will provide hands-on training and practice in using your smart phones and tablets to plan, shoot, edit and publish your entire production using only your digital device and its powerful new apps.
Class 1, September 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In the first class of this series, participants will learn about the power of video and the benefits of mobile storytelling. We will review the structure of the course and go over recommended gear and applications. The majority of the class will be spent discussing what types of stories are best conveyed in a video format, current best practices for video storytelling, and the components of a good video. The class will start with a 15-minute tour of the Google Fiber facilities. Students will be able to test Google Fiber speeds if interested.
Class 2, September 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
During our second class, we will walk through the planning process of videography that ensures a smooth production process. The majority of the class will focus on filming technique, including video basics, types of shots, composition guidelines, continuity, lighting and interviewing for film. We will also discuss sound quality and walk through the recommended filming app for the course.
Optional Assignment: Film all the components of a story to edit in class next week.
Class 3, September 23, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The focus of our third class will be editing your video. We will walk through the recommended editing app for the course and outline the editing workflow, including length requirements, building a compelling introduction, streamlining layer-based editing, cinematic sequencing, and building custom bumpers. We will also discuss file management and storage.
Class 4, September 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Our fourth class will be a hands-on exercise applying the methods learned thus far. Within the three-hour period, students will produce a two-minute video entirely on their mobile device.
Class 5, October 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The focus of our last class will be increasing engagement with your video. We will cover SEO tips and workflow, effective use of social media to promote your video and optimization by platform. Also included in this class will be a special one-hour seminar featuring five apps to help construct a social media-ready video in under 5 minutes.
Course Fee: $215.00
Location: Google Fiber Space, 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
About the Instructor
Sarah Redohl is the chief creative strategist of StoryLab LLC, based in Columbia, Missouri. StoryLab aims to bring the power of digital storytelling to everyone through the use of smartphones and tablets.
Redohl’s mobile storytelling journey started six years ago, when she consulted an early innovator in mobile storytelling. Since 2013, Redohl has taught multimedia and mobile journalism at her alma mater, the Missouri School of Journalism.
Previously, she has worked on projects for the Travel Channel, NPR and the U.S. Department of State, among others. Redohl has won both regional and national awards for her visual storytelling, and has been recognized as one of Folio: Magazine’s 15 Under 30 young professionals driving media’s next-gen innovation.