The 2011 Kalish Workshop schedule

(This schedule is for planning purposes only and subject to revision.)

 

Sunday (June 19, 2011)

4:00 - 7:00 pm Registration: Arts and Journalism Building, Ball State University, Third floor, Rooms 353/363 (our classrooms for the week) Campus Map Come on by and check in! If you arrive after 7pm, you can show up at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.


Monday (June 20, 2011) Bus departs hotel at 8:30am for ride to school

9:00 - 10:15 am Introductions: Sue Morrow will introduce the faculty and support staff. Participants will introduce themselves in two minutes or less.

10:30 Workshop set-up: Faculty will foreshadow the workshop with 15-minute presentations highlighting their sessions presented during the workshop..

12:30 lunch (food court will be open)

1:30 Final Cut (Express/Pro) and InDesign: Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times and Ryan Sparrow, Ball State UniversityIntroductory sessions for InDesign and video editing using Final Cut. The goals of these sessions provide workshop participants with the skills needed to complete the exercises assigned during the workshop. Our focus is on the storytelling rather than the tools. There are tutorial links available on the Kalish web site.

2:15 Break

5:00 Session ends

5:30 Board bus for dinner at Szechuan Garden (Cash bar)

7:30  Return to hotel via bus; remainder of evening free.

 

Tuesday (June 21, 2011) Bus departs hotel at 8:00am for ride to school

8:30 am What visual editors do: Sue Morrow, Ohio University/Sacramento BeeThe reality of being a visual editor is challenging, let alone with smaller staffs and bigger demands. This session aims to provide a valuable reality check about what it's like to be a multimedia picture editor and how to stay focused on compelling storytelling.

9:30 Break

9:45 Ethics & diversity  |  Set up: Taking it back: Kenny Irby, Poynter Institute - Expect a high energy, highly interactive session discussing issues from the value of diversity in the newsroom to ethical decision-making within constantly changing media. There will be several short exercises combined with discussion and participation.

12:00 Lunch (food court will be open)

1:30 Generating assignments and managing resources across platforms: Michel du Cille, Washington Post - Deciding how pictures will be published across platforms – including print, web, mobile and tablet – will determine how a community’s story will be told over time. As staff levels shrink and production levels rise, allocation of resources is critical. This session aims to generate discussion about developing guidelines visual editors can use to decide what to cover and how to choose the best multimedia opportunities to keep storytelling at a high level of excellence. 

2:30 Break

2:45 Generating assignments/Managing resources across platforms: continues, with exercise

4:30 Break

4:45 Decide and defend: Kevin Martin, San Antonio Express-News, and John Rumbach, The Herald, Jasper (IN) lead the discussion - Deciding how pictures will be published across platforms – including print, web, mobile and tablet – will determine how a community’s story will be told over time. As staff levels shrink and production levels rise, allocation of resources is critical. This session aims to generate discussion about developing guidelines visual editors can use to decide what to cover and how to choose the best multimedia opportunities to keep storytelling at a high level of excellence. (continues through dinner)

5:00 dinner (on your own)

6:00 Decide and defend: continues - Teams will be presented with a set of facts that surround a challenging editing decision or news coverage issue. They will be asked to consider all they've heard and learned during the day, apply it to the exercises, and then present and defend their decisions to the entire group.

9:00 Session ends

9:15 Bus available at school to return to hotel


 

Wednesday (June 22, 2011) Bus departs hotel at 8:00am for ride to school

8:30 am Community Journalism: John Rumbach, The Herald, Jasper (IN) - hether it's a website or a newspaper, local news still rules. People want to know about the place in which they live, and see themselves and their neighbors reflected in local news. Readers expect us to be the watchdogs and provide news about local events of interest. Community journalism is what most of us practice. This session reinforces the value of local news and the vital role of photojournalism.

9:45 Break

10:15 User Generated Visuals: Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times, leads the discussionStrategies for user generated content – ideas and discussions about how to manage and even embrace user generated content through technology and social outreach.

11:00 Break

11:00 Copyright, documentary production and distribution, Part I: Keith Newman, Ohio University  Making sense of copyright from the producer’s perspective; from original creation to material acquisition.

12:30 Lunch - on your own

1:30 Copyright, documentary production and distribution, Part II: Keith Newman, Ohio University  Program concept development, non-traditional funding models, developing production relationships and distribution.

2:45 Break

3:00 Selecting the picture and picture use: Mark Edelson, Palm Beach Post - Making good choices about pictures and being able to articulate the reasons behind those decisions are fundamental to The Kalish philosophy. Establishing a visual vocabulary to articulate and defend those decisions is critical to the process of successful storytelling.
This session begins with a discussion of how pictures work well together to tell a greater story. It includes examples of proper proportion and concludes with a hands-on exercise where teams are given a story and story budget to determine picture use each platform: web, phone, tablet and print.  

4:15 Break

4:30 Selecting the picture and picture use: continues

6:15 Pizza (delivered to the food court)

10:00 Selecting the picture and picture use: session ends

10:15 Bus available at school to return to hotel

 

Thursday (June 23, 2010) Bus departs hotel at 8:00am for ride to school

8:30 am Critiques: In small groups with faculty, each team will get feedback on their work. The work will be projected and critiqued for discussion among the whole group.

10:00 Break

10:15 Multimedia storytelling: Brian Storm, MediaStorm - Brian Storm will engage participants in discussion about the most appropriate ways to create a multimedia story. Through examples, Brian will show proven techniques to improve reporting and post production. He will talk about narrative storytelling, best approaches and the pros and cons of various narrative approaches, how to use the best tools for the story and how to integrate still images, audio and video.

12:00 Lunch: on your own

1:00 Brian Storm, MediaStorm, continues: The need for a successful business model that is diverse; how to leverage various distribution outlets.

2:30 Break

2:45  Editing with stills, motion and audio: Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times - Hands on team exercise in editing with stills, motion and audio in a way that best tells the story. Teams will finish by producing a multimedia presentation.

5:45 Gather in front of the Arts and Journalism building

6:00 Bus leaves for Thai Smile

7:45 Bus takes group from restaurant to Liberty Bowl The group picture will be taken immediately upon our arrival at bowling lanes.

9:45 Bus takes group to hotel

 

Friday (June 24, 2010) Bus departs hotel at 8:00am for ride to school

8:30 am Multimedia critiques: Brian Storm, MediaStorm and Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times lead critiques, with faculty - The team stories will be presented for critique. Each team will articulate the reasons for their choices.  

10:00 Kevin Martin - Survey/evaluation collection & SWAG - Time to complete surveys, grab a coffee & SWAG

10:30 Taking it Back: Sue Morrow, Ohio University/Sacramento Bee - Picking up where Kenny started Tuesday morning, this is time for discussion and introspection about lessons learned and how each person can best implement their goals within their organizations, freelance business or beginning a new career.

11:30 Showtime - The Video: Kalish 2011

12:30 Bus available at school to return to hotel and/or airport connections



 


 

Quick Facts

ADVANCE PREPARATION

Like many high-end workshops there is some advance work required on your part. Technical expertise is not a requirement for The Kalish, but you should have basic working knowledge of Final Cut Pro (or Express) and InDesign. It will be helpful to understand Audacity (audio software), but not necessary.

Listed below are a variety of free tutorials that might come in handy. Facility with this software will equip you for the basics in cross platform, visual editing. The exercises in the workshop will build on and expand these skills and apply them to real life situations.

Related educational opportunities:

DECIDE AND DEFEND

You’ll be expected to exercise and articulate your editing judgment about both pictures and stories. A central theme of The Kalish is to make good decisions and develop the ability to defend those decisions in workplace settings. We call it decide and defend.

The Kalish a simply fantastic way to re-energize your visual spirit.

 

 

2011 PARTICIPANT BILLY SMITH II
Photo Editor/Staff Photographer, Houston Chronicle

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