Learn to shoot and edit multimedia content with award-winning photographer and producer Bob Sacha.

In order to survive the ever-changing landscape of media publishing, journalists and documentarians need to diversify their skill sets. Very few people know this better than Bob Sacha. An award-winning photographer and multimedia documentarian whose clients and employers include, National Geographic, Life Magazine and MediaStorm, Sacha’s abilities span the gamut of content gathering.

During this intense weeklong workshop, students learn from Sacha’s first hand experience of gathering photography, audio and video in the field. As a photographer, videographer and producer, Sacha trains students to always consider the storyline when gathering content. Through daily lectures, critiques and demos, Sacha helps students develop, shoot and produce short multimedia documentaries about the local community.

Students should have a strong understanding of digital photography, and a good grasp on both digital audio collection and video. Students should also be comfortable working and producing in Final Cut Pro X.

A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website or online portfolio. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.


"This has been a gathering of professional, passionate people who are here for one reason...to grow!"
- Deb Dutcher, Jamaica Plain, MA

"Having a week to immerse myself with no distractions has been invaluable for me personally and for my career"
- Jeanie Adams-Smith, Bowling Green, KY

"Bob Sacha is a great teacher. Very helpful!"
- Caleb Kenna, Brandon, VT


Bob Sacha

Bob Sacha is an award-winning photographer, multimedia producer, documentary filmmaker, editor and teacher who first made his name as a magazine photojournalist. As a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine, he covered a variety of assignments around the world for more than 25 years, from New Orleans and New York City to China and Easter Island.

Recently he worked as a staff producer at the groundbreaking multimedia production studio MediaStorm.org, where his projects were nominated for three National News Emmys and won awards from the Online News Association, Editor & Publisher, the New York Photo Festival, the White House News Photographers Association and The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

Times of Crisis, a year in the life of the world’s financial meltdown, won the Documentary Project of the Year in the 67th Picture of the Year International competition among many other awards. It was produced and edited in collaboration with Thompson Reuters, as was his first MediaStorm project, Bearing Witness: FIve Years of the Iraq War,which also received multiple international honors.

Now an independent storyteller, Bob has directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Starbucks, Apple, The Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundations, among other international clients.

He is currently an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, a journalism school with the soul of a Silicon Valley startup. He teaches and consults worldwide on documentary storytelling and new media for the internet and continues to shoot and realize nonfiction films, primarily for the web.

You can see his work online at bobsacha.com

From one of Bob's students:

"Bob Sacha is a great teacher. Very helpful!"
- Caleb Kenna, Brandon, VT

"You really gave me the building blocks I needed to take my short films to the next level."
Miranda Loud, 2012 student


Course Dates

Jul 5 to Jul 11




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