Work with various social media platforms to push your work into the forefront of today.

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NOTE: This Course will be held in an Online Format using the Zoom Platform.

We will work with various social media platforms such as Instagram, Vine and Vimeo to push your work into the forefront of today. We will work to create factual, to the point films that are mindful of the time people now spend looking for news.

  • Create video pieces with DSLR and Smartphones
  • Produce straightforward and unambiguous pieces
  • Explore efficient image and text combinations
  • Expand upon your audio recording skills
  • Examine video teases and engaging visual tweets and Instagram feeds to better inform your own work

In today’s culture of up to the moment news storytellers are everyday citizens and are sharing breaking news directly to social media via smart phones and DSLR cameras. The skills you will learn in this class will build on the ones you already possess. 

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Instructor: Bob Sacha

Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and a collaborator on visual journalism projects. In 2014 he shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, an Emmy, a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk  as the the director of photography for the New York Times series, "Living City," about  New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot, produced with Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. His new passion and focus is 360 Video/VR for journalism. Bob has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards.