Video Storytelling with the Pros: Doing It All Efficiently

Course Overview

Video Storytelling with the Pros: Doing It All Efficiently
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.

Working alone on longer form projects can be daunting, especially if you are used to shooting breaking news. Learn how short-form techniques--sound bites, transitions, composition, clean sound and moments--can be used in long-form video storytelling.

This seminar snapshot contains edited video highlights from a presentation by Lisa Berglund, an award-winning videographer, editor, producer and storyteller. Berglund talks about how to manage time, maintain quality and do it all efficiently within deadline.

This video 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:
  • Tell creative stories on deadline
  • Use time-saving tips to finish projects
  • How to focus before you pick up the camera
  • How to storyboard
  • How to find the story
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.


Lisa Berglund

Lisa Berglund is an award-winning videographer, editor, producer and storyteller. She specializes in working in some of the most remote corners of the world because she feels strongly about giving voice to people who are rarely heard. She has worked in more than 15 African countries, including Angola, Rwanda, Niger, Congo and Zimbabwe, and has also covered stories in India, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and Europe.

For more than 50 years, the National Press Photographers Association has awarded its Photographer of the Year to the finest in the nation. Lisa was the first and only woman videographer to receive this honor.

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.