The Aurora Multimedia Workshop is back for 2013, and, in response to attendee feedback over the last few years, we've split the programming in to two back-to-back sessions this year. First, a 101 Seminar for a wider audience looking to gather the latest information in the world of dSLR filmmaking and network with fellow colleagues and our diverse faculty. Then, directly following, a smaller group 201 Hands-On Workshop program for those attendees who want more in-depth education, with hands-on experience in producing a short project in a small group environment.
Video overview of the Aurora Multimedia Workskhop, for additional videos be sure to check our Workshop Video page
During the 101 Seminar, presenters will share how multimedia fits
into the future from the perspective of the hottest new media
ad agency in North America (Crispin Porter+ Bogusky) to how
traditional news media are transitioning (National Geographic
in multimedia) to the goals of a new division of a highly respected
picture agency (Novus Select) to tips from documentary filmmakers.
This is not just training for today, but a vision of the future.
201 Hands On Workshop
For those staying for the 201 Workshop, we'll continue the week with practical hands on training, teaming up in to small 3-4 person groups to develop a story idea, shoot in the field, edit a short piece and have that final edit projected before the group and discussed in at length among the faculty.
Coming on the heels of a successful earlier programs, this workshop
prepares photographers for creating effective multimedia
projects and examines the challenging new world of visual storytelling.
Partnered with one of the
most progressive picture agencies today – Aurora
Photos and Novus Select– this
hands-on workshop provides instruction in combining still photographs,
sound, narration and video. Headquartered on the University
of Colorado campus in their brand new high-tech ATLAS building,
these four days go well beyond any other workshops concentrating
on new media.
A slideshow of images from behind the scenes of the workshop.
The how-to of producing multimedia is accompanied by
understanding the platforms where it appears. National
Geographic magazine will discuss how they are
moving the Great Yellow Border into this new age. MediaStorm will
showcase their innovative style and broad distribution platforms
that keep them at the forefront of multimedia storytelling.
Jose Azel and Corey Rich of Novus
show how one of the most innovative picture agencies in the
country has moved to creating new content for clients.
Porter + Bogusky will
illustrate how the hottest agency in this country now puts 90 percent
of their creative power for major corporations into new media.
But for all that vision, there will be practical teaching
from advocacy work from Amy Marquis of The
transmedia storytelling from Kevin
Moloney, the New York Times contract
photographer for the Mountain West states (and the top-rated
photojournalism program director at the University of Colorado),
the amazing opportunities of the latest generation of digital
cameras that also produce full HD video by Mark Kettenhofen
Roberts Camera will
host a mini store onsite with loaner
equipment from all our partnering manufacturers (including
Manfrotto and The
MAC Group) as well as special pricing
on anything you might wish to purchase.
We're proud to partner with the University
of Colorado's School of Journalism
and Mass Communication. As the flagship University
of the State of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community
of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular
college campuses in the country.
The workshop will be centered at CU's new state of the art ATLAS
facility. The ever-expanding landscape of the networked
age requires new and adaptable skill sets within both academic
and commercial paradigms, and ATLAS was built specifically
to address these needs.High tech auditoriums combined with
computer labs featuring the latest Apple workstations make
the perfect host for the workshop.
August 10-15, 2013
101 Seminar August 10-11
201 Workshop August 12-15
on arriving the evening before and departing the day after.
Early bird pricing:
Seminar + Workshop: $1650
including all instruction, use of
all equipment and some
meals. (see details below)
Below is the faculty from 2012, will be updated with a number of repeats
for 2013 and some new faces.
Click name for full bios: José
Azel photographer and founder
Aurora Photos Bob Dotson Producer, NBC Today Show Rob Finch Professional in Residence
MediaStorm Mark Kettenhofen
Nikon Professional Services Kevin Moloney NY Times contract photographer and photojournalism professor
University of Colorado Amy Marquis The Digital Naturalist Corey Rich visual storyteller and
co-owner Aurora Photos Mark Suban
Nikon Professional Services Hans Weise Video Director at National Geographic Rich Clarkson As always, even though posted, last minute cancellations and substitutions
can and do occur.
workshop classroom in the new state of the art ATLAS facility
With 10-15 instructors and staff onsite, each student
can be assured a low student-to-instructor ratio, excellent
networking and a diverse experience in the media world.
The combined knowledge of the faculty is outstanding and
attendees have a chance to get not one or two opinions
on the growing world of multimedia, but a dozen points
of view from a cross-section of the profession assembled
Corey Rich works on location during the making of
Who Should Attend
This workshop/conference will cover not only the technical
and creative evolution of the profession in recent years,
but also examine storytelling in new media and address business
issues and content delivery systems for working professionals.
With that in mind, the program is structured for working
professional or advanced amateur still photographers looking
to enter the profession. While the Seminar will provide broad exposure to the state of the industry and key insights to elevating your multimedia storytelling capabilities, those interested in hands on training and field sessions to further thier new found skills will want to stay for the Workshop.
We’ll assume a solid working
knowledge of still photography and focus mostly on basic
techniques of video and audio gathering to compliment your
photography skills, adapting your digital workflow, project
management, scripting, the art of the interview and other
relevant topics. We've begun updating packets,
schedules and other information, posted in the right
hand column, for your downloading and review. Items posted
from last year are still valuable for review as many of the
details remain the same, thought this year we'll revise the seminar style presentations in to the first two days of 101 Seminar and move most of the hands-on elements to later in the 201 Workshop.
Please call 1-800-745-3211
with further questions, one of our associates will be happy to describe the
workshop at length. We will continue to post updated information concerning
workshop sessions will be held on the campus of the University
of Colorado at the ATLAS Building in central Boulder and
all of the recommended properties are roughly equidistant
to the facility. In the event these properties fill up or
do not fit your budget, there are a wide variety of hotels
in the Boulder area to suit your needs and Boulder's excellent
public transportation make getting around Boulder very simple
if you choose to not rent a car. We
have three recommended properties at a variety of cost levels:
Harvest House Hotel, where the faculty will stay and
just north of campus and a short walk from Atlas, and adjacent
to the 29th Street Mall area, with
many restaurants and shops in the area, has offered a special
group rate of $129 (including daily internet and breakfast),
Use the link http://www.millenniumhotels.com/boulder and
Select Group Code, located under the Corp/Promo Code and
followingcode: 1205AWORKS, or call 800-545-6285.
Western Boulder Inn, just to the east of the campus
and a short walk from Atlas, has offered a special rate
of $99 a night, please call 800-233-8469 and mention reference
Multimedia Workshop" to
receive the discounted rate.
International Hostel, just off campus
to the west side, is a budget property with
a variety of economical lodging options ($27-69 per night
depending on room type) near shops and restaurants "the
Hill" area. Call 303-442-0522.
may fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), about a
45 minute drive from Boulder. In lieu of renting a
car, you may take advantage of the excellent public
transportation, either Super Shuttle van service to Boulder
(estimated $35 one-way) or RTD Denver bus system (AB Route
to Boulder, estimated $15 one-way). If you stay close to
campus you won't need a car for the workshop itself as all
the workshop sessions will be held on campus or within easy
walking distance of the campus.
$295 - 101 Seminar, August 10-11
$1450 - 101 Seminar plus 201 Hands On Workshop, August 10-15
The program is split into a 101 Seminar for a wider audience to start the week, priced at $295 for two days of class room sessions. with an option to stay on for an additiona four day hands-on workshop including field sessions where attendees will produce small group projects
welcoming reception on Tuesday evening, buffet lunch each
day in the classroom, all instruction, use of all equipment,
and the farewell dinner on Friday night.. Please budget for
lodging and meals and you will need to reserve your own
travel, lodging and car rentals (if you choose to rent
one and explore the area). Please call our offices at 800-745-3211
to register with a $300 deposit, fully refundable until
April 1st. After that time, if you need to cancel for any
reason, your deposit is non-refundable, but can be applied
in full to a future workshop of your choosing. Remaining
tuition is due one month prior to the start of the workshop,
so we will invoice you for the remaining amount just prior
to that time. Note: We will not automatically charge your
card for the remainder of the tuition if you pay your initial
deposit by credit card.
Space still available!
Please Register Online or call our offices at 800-745-3211 to register over the phone.
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questions and you may
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