UNC Bootcamp Teaches Multimedia Storytelling Skills


Rich Beckman, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillDURHAM, NC – Rich Beckman, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the school's director of visual communication, has announced that the fifth annual Multimedia Bootcamp Workshop at UNC-CH will be held May 6 through 12, 2006.

“The workshop is designed for working visual journalists who are interested in exploring multimedia storytelling,” Beckman said. The skills being taught are the talents that photojournalists of the future will need in order to compete for jobs. “We feature six days of intensive skills training, including Flash, Dreamweaver, advanced Photoshop, audio and video content gathering and editing, as well as daily presentations from leading multimedia designers, storytellers, and producers.”

“Each participant is assigned a dedicated computer terminal for the week and will have the opportunity to meet and work with industry leaders, including Brian Storm of MediaStorm; Karl Kuntz from the Columbus Dispatch; Joe Weiss from the Raleigh News & Observer; J. Carl Ganter of MediaVia; Travis Fox from Washingtonpost.com; J. Paige West, from Second Story; Andrew DeVigal, of Interactive Narratives; Alberto Cairo and Laura Ruel from UNC-CH; Mike Noe from the Rocky Mountain News; and Geoff McGhee from The New York Times.

Details and registration forms are available online at www.ibiblio.org/bootcamp. Beckman said the workshop is limited to the first 25 paid registrants.

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