Video Storytelling with the Pros: Shooting for the Web

Course Overview

Video Storytelling with the Pros: Shooting for the Web
Seminar Snapshot
Time Estimate:
The video replay is about an hour long, but you can watch it at your own pace.

About Seminar Snapshots

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

Worried about the missteps that still photojournalists commonly make while transitioning to video? Learn how the "instant" nature of the web affects what you do and how it differs from TV.

This Seminar Snapshot contains edited video highlights from a presentation by Anne Herbst, a runner-up for the 2012 NPPA Video News Photographer of the Year. Herbst talks about setting priorities, planning the story before heading out to shoot the assignment and some tools that can help to produce and publish video stories online.

This Seminar Snapshot is part of a daylong workshop at Poynter Institute in partnership with the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) on Jan. 19, 2013. You can see all the on-demand replays from that event here: Video Storytelling with the Pros: Creativity on a Deadline

What Will I Learn:
  • How are online deadlines different from TV
  • How to prioritize the tasks at hand
  • Five tricks to help produce and publish online
  • How good quality video is different from YouTube video
Who should take this course:

Video, TV, multimedia and other journalists who want to tell more powerful stories every day, plus college educators who teach video journalism--and anyone who tells stories with pictures and sound.


Anne Herbst

Anne Herbst is a runner up NPPA Video News Photographer of the Year, formerly from KUSA and Denver Post and now working for KDVR in Denver.

Training Partners:

National Press Photographers Association

The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media.

NPPA encourages photojournalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and in their personal code of ethics. Its members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry.

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.