Creative Stand-ups: Upping Your Game as a TV and Multimedia Reporter

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September 28, 2018 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Creative Stand-ups: Upping Your Game as a TV and Multimedia Reporter
Originally Broadcast On:
September 28, 2018
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Brendan Keefe has been creating visually-engaging stand-ups for three decades. He's here to share his secrets for making on-screen magic on a deadline. By prioritizing creativity in your work flow, you’ll be able to tell better stories that captivate your audience, while remaining faithful to the underlying information in your piece.

These are not gimmicks, but real-world tips to improve your visual storytelling. Brendan works entirely alone as a one-man-band/multimedia journalist, and yet he still is able to create compelling on-camera reports that ‘stop the scroll’ on digital and help explain complex issues on broadcast and digital platforms.

This webinar will offer examples from Brendan’s national-award-winning work and break down how he created them – all on deadline.

What Will I Learn:
  • The art of the stand-up
  • How to make your own creative on-camera reports on deadline
  • Why stand-ups matter in the digital and social era
  • Editing tips and tricks that will make your stories stand out
  • Camera techniques in stand-up recording, even for multimedia journalists
Who Should Take this Course:

This is a great webinar for reporters, photographers, one-man-bands/multimedia journalists and digital producers. Anyone who is interested in ways to improve their visual storytelling will finish this webinar with new tools to help up his or her game.

Course Instructor:

Brendan Keefe

Brendan Keefe is the chief investigative reporter for The 11Alive Investigators in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brendan is among the top investigative journalists and MMJs in the nation.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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