Download the PDF Briefing & Schedule Intensive 2 2017
The Term 2 two week intensive will be INTENSIVE – that means working full days from 10am to around 6.30pm, with typically an hour of reading or research each evening. This document outlines the schedule and aims of the intensive and includes selected reading material to help you prepare. Week 1 – will largely focus on video storytelling with seminars on story arc & narrative, and workflow for the planning, reporting and editing stages of producing video stories. We’ll continue to cover ethics and develop other practical skills too. We will review and critique your first
Week 1 – will largely focus on video storytelling with seminars on story arc & narrative, and workflow for the planning, reporting and editing stages of producing video stories. We will also review and critique your first projects. You will need to actively participate in these sessions and prepare by reviewing your classmates projects. There will also be an editorial pitch meeting where we approve or reject your story ideas for intensive ‘live project’ group work with China Daily Multimedia editor-in-chief – DJ Clark. Finally, you will actively participate in a ‘Show & Tell’. That means you become the teacher for 20 minutes. Teach us something you learned during your first project, a technique or software.
Week 2 – is a practical week – where we put some of the learning points delivered in the first week into practice in the form of a ‘live multimedia journalism project’ with a real editorial brief for a real client. Work that is of publishable quality will be placed in three major outlets: China Daily, Asia News Network, and CCTV. Students will be placed into teams of three and work ‘shoulder to shoulder’ in the field and edit suite with an industry professional who will advise editorially. The publication has set the topic: Disability issues in China and the series titles is #disABILITY – But students will also need to work hard on finding stories and creating access independently. You should start contacting organizations for access before the intensive starts. (Specific brief & instructions for the ‘live project’ here: IMMJ-MA Intensive 2.2 2017 – Version 1
You will be given a folder with supporting learning materials on the first week of the intensive. If you are interesting in looking at the specific deliverables guidelines for the ‘Live Project’ you can view the information here: Deliverables Attributes V3