2017 Multimedia Workshop

October 27-28th – Register Here

Point Park University’s second annual Environmental Journalism Multimedia Workshop is a free event that focuses on teaching storytelling through hands-on multimedia training. The two-day workshop will occur at Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation. Participants will work in teams, paired with professional mentors, to produce a 3-5 minute multimedia project on a provided story-opportunity.

The completed media projects will be shared at a public presentation, Saturday evening, October 28th, at the Center for Media Innovation.

Learn basic interview skills, composition and how to produce a video-package in Adobe Premier.

Last year students had to chance to interview representatives at Garfield Community Farm, Blackberry Meadows, Allegheny Land Trust, and Penn Future. This year we are revisiting some of those same groups, as well as adding some new and exciting story opportunities to the list!

FRIDAY, October 27th

9:00 am: Meet team and professional leader at The Center For Media Innovation

9:30 am: Skype with Jasmine Goldband, Multimedia and Photo Editor at the Houston Chronicle. Hear about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey from a journalist who experienced it first hand.

11am-5:30pm: Students will have the opportunity to connect with one willing, green-initiative participant to create their multimedia projects.

3pm: Pizza Refuel Break

4-5pm: Intro to Adobe Premiere with Broadcast Production Professor Robin Cecala

6pm: Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Communication Director Josh Raulerson will speak to students about his career as a reporter, and the importance of reporting on the environment. Raulerson has worked as a radio journalist at Pittsburgh’s NPR station 90.5 WESA, where he reported local news, developed original podcasts, and hosted the local broadcast of Morning Edition from 2011 to 2016. Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, he worked as a host on Iowa Public Radio and as News Director at Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, Colorado.

SATURDAY, October 28th

9:00 am: Edit! Edit! Edit! Students meet with their groups to put the final touches on projects. Breakfast will be supplied, will dismiss for lunch.

6pm: Pgh to Paris contest winner announced

6:15-7:15pm: Documentary Filmmaker Kirsi Jansa of Gas Rush Stories will speak on her latest work with the production of the Sustainability Pioneers series.

  • Following Jansa, student’s completed projects will be shared.

To see last year’s projects please follow this link. The projects were published on our website, the Environmental-Report.org, as well as shared via our Facebook page.

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