Future of journalism: Multimedia training projects from KDMC

The Knight Digital Media Center’s offers regular Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshops– intensive, short course multimedia training for mid-career journalists. In five days, participants find a story or topic then learn how to move from the storyboard to the production end of incorporating  audio/video recording and editing, Flash graphics, digital cameras, Photoshop and web design concepts to present it. I was impressed with what the participants created in the January 10-15, 2010, particularly Fourth Street Studio Home:

At the 4th Street Studio in Berkeley, artists from around the world have gathered to share inspiration and gallery space. The studio provides work areas and a place where patrons can watch art being created. But it’s more than a studio and shop. For this family of artists, it’s a second home.

It’s design is clean and moves with fluidity, with the character, Gera Hasse, as a solid foundation for telling the story of this studio. The video quality is terrific with interesting angles, good use of still photos and compelling interviews. I liked how the map was incorporated at the end to allow an opportunity for interactivity.

More projects from the Multimedia Workshops.


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