Video for Photographers

Learn how to translate photographic vision into compelling video

Jenn AckermanIt is more important than ever to expand one’s skill set. More and more traditional journalistic and commercial institutions are asking their photographers to become multi-platform content gatherers. Learning to shoot and produce video is an increasingly valuable tool for photographers to have. Geared towards documentary photographers, this workshop provides students with the knowledge they need to understand how video cameras work and how to use them effectively in the field. Working with industry professionals, students find, develop and shoot documentary shorts about the local community. Daily critiques, demos and lectures provide an intense yet nurturing hands-on learning environment. 
Students can work with campus editors or may choose to edit their projects on their own. Students are encouraged to edit their own work as it provides a more well rounded experience with video. Those who choose to produce during their week need to have an understanding of Final Cut Pro X.

Instructors

Anne Bailey

Anne Bailey is a photojournalist, videographer and multimedia instructor based in Portland, Maine.
 
She currently teaches multimedia storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies as well as multimedia journalism workshops at the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute. She has also taught at the University of Montana School of Journalism and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.
 
In March 2012 and January 2013, Anne taught citizen journalism in Tunisia as part of "Speak Out Tunisia," a project she helped launch alongside Tunisians to help build a free and fair press after the revolution of 2011. Read more about that project here.
 
In 2010 and 2012, Anne taught multimedia journalism to university students in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of Congo in Focus, an entrepreneurial education project she developed. Read more about it in the July 2010 issue of News Photographer magazine.

Maisie Crow

Maisie Crow (1982) grew up in South Texas. She is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Maisie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and studied as a graduate student at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.
 
Currently, Maisie is shooting a film about the the only remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi and its fight to stay open despite a new law that could shut it down. The film originated from a multimedia collaboration with the Atavist, an iPad magazine.
 
In 2012, her short film, Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now, won the Overseas Press Club Award for online video and was recognized by the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest, Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism and the Lumix Fotofestival.
 
In 2010 her multimedia project, A Life Alone, was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy and recognized in Best of Photojournalism. She attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship and the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant for her photography project, Love Me. Her work has been screened at LOOKbetween, the Lumix Festival for young photojournalism and the New York Photo Festival.