Video Storytelling for the Web

Course Overview

Video Storytelling for the Web
Self-Directed Course

About Self-Directed Courses

In a self-directed course, you can start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.

More and more journalists are picking up video cameras to tell stories on the Web. But what makes a compelling Web video story? In this course, you’ll learn the basics of video for the Web and how to break down the elements of compelling video storytelling so you can produce work that engages viewers.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to select the best stories for the Web
  • How to plan your story
  • The basics of selecting and setting up audio and video equipment
  • How to conduct an interview for a Web story
  • The basics of editing video for the Web
Who should take this course:

Print and photojournalists who want to start telling video stories, as well as students and others who are interested in journalistic standards for capturing and editing video.

Course Instructors:

Julie E. Dodd

Julie E. Dodd is a professor of journalism at the University of Florida, where she teaches the introductory writing course for journalism, public relations and advertising majors and a graduate course about teaching.

Judy Robinson

Judy Robinson is an assistant professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida where she teaches technology-based courses.

Bonnie Layton

Bonnie Layton has more than 20 years’ experience in journalism. She was a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Media for five years. She has worked at various newspapers, including the Commercial-News in Danville, Ill., the Daily Southtown in Chicago, the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Training Partner:

Radio Television Digital News Foundation

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation provides training programs, seminars, scholarship support and research in areas of critical concern to electronic news professionals and their audience.