Yart Photography is happy to present a new edition of the workshop in Advanced Multimedia Storytelling with the danish collective Bombay Flying Club to be held in Bologna from December 12 to December 14 2014. The workshop will be part of FRUIT, art book fair. FRUIT is a annual event that is held at the prestigious ‘Re Enzo’ Palace in Bologna and brings together editorial initiatives and contemporary graphic design through exhibitions, workshops, seminars and market. The intensive practice-oriented 3-day workshop is designed for those who want to better understand new digital market practices and are willing to work effectively with the Multimedia format to tell their stories!
Bombay Flying Club
founders are professional prize winning photojournalists and visual storytellers, jury members of World Press Photo Multimedia Competition and Lumix Multimedia Award, teaching at Danish School Of Media and Journalism, Akademie für Publizistik in Hamburg, the Fachhochschule Bielefeld, the University for the Arts in Bremen and more. During the past years they successfully held more than 50 workshops in Denmark, Germany, Swiss and Italy.
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Recent technological innovations have introduced enormous challenges in the field of visual communications. Journalism and the editorial market are undergoing a deep and radical transformation thanks to the constant growth of the Internet and the spread of portable devices. Photographers are keen to embrace new and compelling ways to portray their subjects and approach their audiences through a whole new spectrum of video channels, websites and apps specifically designed for mobile devices. This unique workshop in Advanced Multimedia Storytelling aims to open new paths for the participants that want to experiment and understand the new multimedia channels in order to innovate and pursue the values that belong to photojournalism, journalism and editorial market.
“We try to teach our students a new way of storytelling. We want them to think differently when it comes to tell stories. This implies mainly that they need to learn a new way of shooting, but also that they need a new way to approach the subject. Our goal is that every student has a story in his hands at the end of the workshop that can show how much he or she learned – and that everyone has reached a new stage.” - Henrik Kastenskov, Bombay Flying Club
This full immersion 3-day training will be a rare and most useful experience. The workshop aims to provide the necessary knowledge and tools for the students to produce their own strong journalistic story by combining together video, audio and photography. All educational material used during the workshop will be made available to participants. Training will be provided both to photographers that aim to shoot and produce their short portrait story in a very limited time and to those that already have gathered enough material for their stories and need guidance for their storyboarding and editing. Take a look at the past edition workshop diary (Rome, June 2014) Advanced Multimedia Storytelling workshop diary with Bombay Flying Club, Rome 2014 from Photography Workshop on Vimeo. More from the workshop diary here >> Program December 12-14, 2014:
Friday, Dec 12th
10:30 Hello and welcome. Who are you and who am I
11:00 Why multimedia? A little history and some examples
13:30 The narrative plot. Working with character driven storytelling
14:00 How to approach audio, photography&video for multimedia – Practical tips on how to shoot video keeping the editing in mind.
15:30 Production planning, storyboarding and workflow
16:30 The teams present their story ideas and plan – students will be divided into groups according to their needs.
(Group 1: Students who have an ambition to shoot and produce a short portrait story in very limited time – photographers with no or limited experience in Multimedia. Group 2: Students who have material and are ready to storyboard and edit)
Saturday, Dec 13th
09:00-17:30 Teams are free to produce
Group 1: Shooting and producing, storyboarding, editing. Group 2: Individual coaching on story ideas, review of past material, storyboarding.
Sunday, Dec 14th
09:00 Storyboarding and editing
15:30 Presenting the stories, immediate feedback and discussion
17:00 Brief discussion on market opportunities for Multimedia stories.
18:00 Goodbye party
A note from your instructor: “Expect long hours, massive pressure… and hopefully a hell of a lot of fun!” – Bombay Flying Club
The workshop will be held in English. The Italian translation will be provided. You’ll need to have a digital camera that can record video, a microphone and a laptop with video editing program (Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere) with you. We advise the students that want to shoot and produce their story during the 3-day workshop to start researching and contacting their characters prior to the start of the workshop, so that they can effectively shoot without any problem despite the limited amount of time available.Bombay Flying Club (BFC) started out as a creative collaboration between a handful of Danish (photo)journalism students in Mumbai, India, back in 2005. Seeing the potential for journalists and photographers alike by going online, BFC ventured out early to plot this landscape for a new kind of visual journalism. Always with a vested interest in the human condition, the photographers of BFC, Henrik Kastenskov, Poul Madsen and Uwe H. Martin, have produced stories from the entire globe as they keep experimenting with the visual and narrative language of the web. As a result, the team has taught numerous workshops all over the world in the art of online storytelling based on their first hand experience. Today, BFC is an award winning and internationally renowned multimedia agency catering to a large variety of NGO’s, media and journalistic institutions worldwide.
- The POYI winner 2013: http://bombayfc.com/#!portfolio-item/serving-the-whole-person
- Winner of the Deutche Reporter Preis: http://bombayfc.com/#!portfolio-item/texas-blues
- Danish POY winner: http://bombayfc.com/#!portfolio-item/postcard-from-paradise
- A student production from the Danish School of Media and Journalism: https://vimeo.com/83423513
Uwe H. Martin
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