Sound and Voice: Breathe Life Into Your Stories

Course Overview

Sound and Voice: Breathe Life Into Your Stories
Seminar Snapshot
Time Estimate:
One hour

About Seminar Snapshots

A Seminar Snapshot features video highlights that capture the key learning of a seminar presentation.

Audio and narrative are two elements that can make your story sing. Learn how to capture audio and use it effectively. This one-hour recording shares different audio gathering techniques to draw your audience into your story. You will also learn how to use audio to add character and style for a unique story.

This replay is from The Poynter Institute and the National Press Photographers Foundation's day-long event, Video Storytelling Workshop: 2010 Edition.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to use sound to create rhythm and scene
  • How to refine and adapt your narrative voice
Who should take this course:

Journalists and editors producing video projects.


Jason Witmer

Jason Witmer has won NPPA and Texas AP awards for videos he has produced while working as solo video journalist for in Houston, Tex. Previous to this, Witmer produced radio pieces for programs such as NPR's All Things Considered, freelanced as a magazine writer and completed a master's degree in journalism from UC-Berkeley. He grew up working on his grandpa's sweet corn farm in Ohio.

Training Partner:

National Press Photographers Foundation

The National Press Photographers Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization, is charged with advancing press photography through education and awarding scholarships and fellowships to deserving individuals who have demonstrated ability or promise in the field of photojournalism.