Back by popular demand!
This one-day bootcamp will offer the fundamentals of turning your video journalism skills into a viable profession. Using case studies and a hands-on approach, this class will uncover the process of getting work in both journalism and corporate doc-style or branded content from beginning to end.
We will go over relationship building with clients, pitching, budgeting and contract drafting, which are topics often left in the dark when discussing the craft of storytelling. We will also discuss freelancing versus full-time jobs.
Led by Elettra Fiumi and Lea Khayata of Granny Cart Productions, this workshop will include presentations and Q&As with seasoned video journalists.
This is NOT a class to learn technical skills like shooting and editing.
You should already know how to produce, shoot and edit, and ideally you’ve been published.
What people have said about this bootcamp:
"I've attended seminars and workshops relating to filmmaking, photography and the media industry for over 4 decades, and I'd say this is one of the best. Especially the Granny Cart people were absolutely authentic, no BS, and appeared genuinely interested in relating their experience in a truthful and helpful manner, without self-aggrandizement. This is VERY rare in our industry. I appreciate their sincerity and talent, and applaud their earnestness and accomplishments."
"You are great presenters and hosts, you were well prepared, knowledgeable and confident but at same very very approachable, which is a difficult thing to balance and you two nailed it. I love how you worked as a team, gave valuable information and at the same time, gave space for the group to participate.”
About the Instructors:
Granny Cart Productions is a team of two female producers/directors/shooters/editors, Elettra Fiumi and Lea Khayata, who started working together after graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in ‘11. In the almost five years of business, they’ve worked for the BBC, MSNBC, Time Magazine, Fusion, Univision, Monocle, The Economist, the Columbia Journalism Review, AOL, Cool Hunting and others. Their work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Huffington Post, The Marshall Project and has screened at the United Nations. They produced MSNBC’s Breaking Glass, a weekly series profiling women pushing boundaries in their fields. They’ve also worked with corporate clients like the Gagosian Gallery, the International Fine Print Dealers Association, the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Rebecca Taylor, and others. The Granny received a 2015 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts documentary grant for A Florentine Man (in progress) and has been featured in PDN: Photo District News, Storyhunter, Columbia Visuals, Crain's Business,Young Female Entrepreneurs, DNAInfo.com and A Small World. The Granny was also a participant of the MIT/Goethe Institut’s Labour In A Single Shot program led by Antje Ehmann and the late Harun Farocki; Granny’s video was selected as part of the program's showcase at the Venice Biennale 2015.
Chief Executive Officer, Blue Chalk Media
Chief Operating Officer, Blue Chalk Media
Pam Huling is an entrepreneur and proven catalyst for growth in creative organizations. Prior to Blue Chalk, she led business development at MediaStorm, an award-winning multimedia studio, and advised clients in Switzerland and New York City through Gaslight Media Consulting. She served on the Executive Board of FotoDC, a non-profit in Washington, DC, for its first five years and also founded and managed two consumer cloud services that were focused on archiving family memories for more than ten years. As the director of photo services at Discovery Communications, Inc., Huling oversaw all aspects of photography for more than 100 television brands worldwide, starting as an intern and developing the department over 15 years of rapid expansion.