Video Storytelling for the Web

Course Details

Students will learn to research, report, shoot, and edit short, focused video stories designed specifically for the web. This class will move students beyond the basic video concepts of first semester interactive and broadcast to more advanced techniques of visual storytelling. Because web viewers demand highly engaging material, with a fast start, sharp focus, short narrative, and natural voices, students will focus on capturing stories with strong visuals and ambient audio of people personally affected by issues. We will focus on the concept of subjects telling their stories in their own voices, without heavy narration or a reporter on camera.

Recent professors: Nyier Abdou, Valerie Lapinski

(Video: Student work by Alden Nusser)