Columbia Journalism School

Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling

A Five-Day Boot Camp

When: March 17-21, 2014



Where: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027



Overview: Over the course of five days, participants will learn the basics of visual storytelling concepts through video production and post-production with Adobe Premiere CS6 (for Mac). Participants will leave with concrete skills and a better understanding of the technologies that are transforming the news business.

Field Work: Equipped with the professional production tools, participants will learn the fundamentals of video production, including shooting techniques, sound collecting, interview techniques, lighting, field production tips, story planning and scripting.

Post-Production: Under the guidance of the instructor and teaching assistants in our Mac lab, participants will learn to edit video and audio using Adobe Premiere CS6. Topics covered include: log and transfer, file management, editing sequences, audio mixing, importing assets (video, audio and photos), advanced editing techniques, and exporting finished videos. Columbia furnishes all gear -- HD video cameras, lighting kits, tripod, mics and editing lab -- required for this course.

Course Requirements: This is a fast-paced class that requires participants to be comfortable working with computers at an intermediate level, as well as with new software.  No previous video production experience is necessary.

Instructor: Instruction is led by Duy Linh Tu, Digital Media Director & Assistant Professor of Professional Practice.

Pricing: $1,295.00 (10% discount for Journalism School alumni.)


Class Size: A maximum of 17 participants can register for this five-day course. Applicants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Columbia University reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule a course based on enrollment figures.  In the event of cancellation or postponement, the Continuing Education department will offer reimbursement for the course.  In other cases, all sales are final. Continuing Education does not offer refunds, credits or exchanges. We apologize, but there are no exceptions to this rule.

Read testimonials from previous workshop participants.


Jessica Hopkins
Program Manager, Administration

Columbia Journalism School
2950 Broadway, Room 702A
New York, NY 10027

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