[jja-announce] workshops at our jazz conference
jazzmandel at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 4 18:24:27 EST 2010
Hi members --
The two hands-on JJA eMedia workshops organized for the jazz
journalism conference we're having over Jan 8 through 12 accept a few
On Saturday morning, the professional production services company
Mediakite has generously offered JJA members and colleagues a free 90-
minute session on basics of video production for the web. The kind of
video jazz journalism that Bret Primack has pioneered, that Greg
Thomas is doing with his online video mag "Jazz It Up!" that
JazzCorner.com is featuring on JazzVision, and that a few others among
us have begun to think of as a way into the future is the topic.
Questions like "what's a short video story?" "what to shoot?" "how to
deal with low lighting and noisy conditions?", "how to edit" and "how
to post on the web" will be addressed. You don't need to have previous
experience with video, but if you have equipment -- like a Flip pocket
camera and its equivalent, or a more elaborate camcorder, bring it.
Pre-registration is necessary, as only 18 people can be accommodated.
Video for the Web, Mediakite Training Center, 247 W. 30th St. between
6th and 7th Ave's at 11 am, Jan 9. Pre-register by filling out this
On Monday afternoon, JA Kawell of Ozmotic Media conducts a clinic on
blog basics and intermedia steps. Ms. Kawell, a former news reporter
and editor at both NPR and Pacifica Radio and contract advisor to the
National Writers Union -- who has been working with non-profits on
online matters since the late '80s and has consulted the JJA on many
of its new media initiatives -- has broken the session into two parts:
basics including how to set up a blog and use social media to
disseminate it from 2 to 3 p.m., intermediate considerations such as
improving blog content, measuring and expanding audiences, and maybe
making $ from your blog (!!) from 3 to 4. You can attend all or part
of this workshop.
Blogging Basics and More, New School Jazz Performance Space, 55 W.
13th St., NYC, Jan 11, 2 to 4 pm Jan. 11. Pre-register by filling out
If you do not see live links above, please email me at President at jazzjournalists.org
. And please spread word of these workshops, plus the rest of our
conference, to non-affiliated journalist colleagues.
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