Photographer to Video in Today’s Gig Economy
As a Chicago photojournalist, I've been telling stories for the past 22 years, through both stills and motion on thousands of assignments.
Along the way, I've received a Pulitzer Prize, a World Press Photo award and several other accolades, leading HarperCollins to call me "one of the world's leading photojournalists."
Today I have my own business and run a hybrid motion/stills production company that meets the needs of various commercial and editorial clients, who are increasingly asking for both.
I know this transition from photographer to videographer very well, and will share with you what you will need to translate your storytelling into the video realm.
I'm also an adjunct professor with the School of Visual Arts in New York, and have taught multimedia at the Northwestern University Medill Graduate School.
As a public speaker, I've presented my work to sold-out events in Chicago such as Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago Ideas Week and TEDx Midwest.
I have a personal interest in Cuba, the island of my heritage. Over the past fifteen years I've shot almost a year in the country - including three months as a staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune. I go back a couple times each year.
I live in the Chicago area with my wife, fine art photographer Laura Husar Garcia, two precocious kids who take amazing photographs for their young age and a yellow lab who always wants to get into the picture (especially if there's a cheese stick involved).
Manuel Tejeda is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who started out as an illustrator and full-time graphic designer before becoming a photographer/videographer for corporate and family events and brands.
He is currently a sales and support specialist for Foto Care and on the East Coast Video Team for Fujifilm NAC.
Gail Mooney is co partner of Kelly/Mooney Productions, a visual communications company based in the NYC metro area. Gail has over 30 years of experience, shooting for international magazines, major corporations, and institutions. Her clients have included: National Geographic, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, AT&T, American Express, and Bayer. A lifelong storyteller, Gail Mooney began her visual storytelling as a photographer. In 1999 Gail began producing and shooting video projects. Since then, her company has become fully integrated with motion. She has produced three short documentaries: Freedom’s Ride – a story about two diverse groups of high school students retracing the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, The Delta Blues Musicians and Through the Hearts and Hands of Children – about the NJ Youth Symphony. Gail’s true passion is using her craft, be it via still imagery or motion, to create awareness and effect change. Her first feature length documentary, Opening Our Eyes was a joint project with her daughter Erin Kelly. They circled the globe seeking ordinary people on six continents who are making our world a better place – one person at a time. Currently Gail is working on a project entitled Like A Woman about women working in traditionally male dominated professions shooting environment portraits and short videos. Gail is Past Chair of the National Board of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers). Gail is also on the Board of Mendham TV.
Eduardo Angel is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, independent technology consultant and educator.
Holding an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Los Andes University, he has taught at The School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and has mentored the Photography program at The Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the author of popular filmmaking courses on Lynda.com and his book “Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers” ranks among Amazon’s top choices for photographers and filmmakers.
Eduardo has worked as an Adobe official Beta Tester for Lightroom and Premiere Pro. He is a cofounder of the production company The Digital Distillery, speaks at conferences around the world and has published his thoughts on technology, photography, and filmmaking at Canon’s Digital Learning Center, Adorama’s Blog, and eduardoangel.com.
Selected clients: Adobe, Adorama Pro, Avon, Benro, B&H Photo, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Canon, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Cinevate, Doyle, Fashion Institute of Technology, Future Media Concepts, Gulf Photo Plus, Hasselblad, HOW Design Conference, Japan Society, Lynda.com, McCann Erickson, New York Magazine, NAB, New York Times, Panasonic USA, Panasonic Middle East, Photo District News, PhotoPlus Expo, Photokina, School of Visual Arts, Sigma, Sony, Tether Tools, Tenba, Time Inc., Verse and X-Rite, among others.
Today's gig economy demands that creatives draw from a wide range of knowledge and frequently adapt to new tools and workflows. Having a strong foundation in photography is a good start, but having solid video production skills will expand the number and kind of jobs you can be hired for. Photographer to Video in Today’s Gig Economy provides five courses to give today’s digital photographer a working knowledge of video as well as projects to extend your portfolio. Starting with Camera Essentials, you will gain an understanding of the camera settings and gear that is used in professional DSLR and mirrorless video production. The second course, Working with Motion and Time is a deep dive from photography to videography and shows you how to think in motion, add motion where there is none, and control focus, light and sound. Sound Essentials is the third course and, as the name suggests, covers an entirely new dimension that can make or break your video work. Next, the Fundamentals of Video Production course will get you ready for your first shoot covering everything from storyboarding to managing the crew, location and lighting. Finally, in Fundamentals of Video Post-Production you will jump into the art of editing your work.
- How to tell stories through video from the perspective of a photographer
- Ability to interview subjects and shoot a documentary-style video
- Gain knowledge of preparing for and managing a successful video shoot by consistently controlling elements such as light and sound
- Plan and execute editing your own video work with efficient management of your assets
- Session 1: From Still Photographer to Videographer
- Session 2: Recording and Seeing in Motion
- Session 3: Motion Methods
- Session 4: Managing Focus, Light and Sound
- Session 5: The Documentary Project
- Session 1: Exploring Lens and Settings
- Session 2: Tools for Managing Light and Motion
- Session 3: Navigating Video Editing Software
- Session 1: The Importance & Emotion of Sound
- Session 2: Ambient Sound, Soundtracks and Music
- Session 3: Microphones, Mixers and PreAmps
- Session 4: Capturing & Syncing Sound
- Session 5: Project: The Interview
- Session 1: Pre-Production: Strategy
- Session 2: Pre-Production: Field Work
- Session 3: Production: Storytelling
- Session 4: Production: Camerawork
- Session 5: Production: Gear
- Session 1: Key Considerations
- Session 2: Workflow
- Session 3: Editing
- Session 4: Color
- Session 5: Sound & Marketing
- Create a video montage using a combination of video and still photography
- Storyboard, prepare and shoot a documentary style video with live interviews
- Apply “post-essentials” to plan and execute editing of your final video work
- A foundation of knowledge about and experience shooting digital photography.
- Equipment & Materials: TBD
- A verified Specialist Certificate that prove you completed the Program and mastered the subject.*
- A verified course Certificate for each individual course you complete in the program.*
* Each certificate earned is endorsed by Kadenze and the offering institution(s).
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