Making Words, Pictures and Sound Work Together

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April 20, 2011 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Making Words, Pictures and Sound Work Together
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
April 20, 2011
Time Estimate:
One hour and 15 minutes

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When words and images compete, pictures win and your viewers misunderstand your story. But when words, images and audio work together, you give your story greater power and meaning.

Learn how to be the guide for your viewers, choosing words that complement the images they see and the audio they hear. You'll tell more powerful stories and your viewers will understand more of what they see and hear.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to marry words and pictures with sound that will put the viewer “in” the story
  • How to keep words, images and sound from competing with one another
  • How to use words to explain images
Who Should Take this Course:

Video, online or broadcast reporters, photojournalists, editors, producers who want to tell stronger stories and write more powerfully.

Course Instructor:

Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins is Senior Faculty/Broadcast and Online at The Poynter Institute. He is the author of Aim for the Heart: A Guide for TV Producers and Reporters, which is being used by more than 130 universities' journalism departments around the world., and the Poynter NewsU course Reporting, Writing for TV and the Web: Aim for the Heart. He is also the author of Telling Memorable Video Stories, a video tutorial series at Poynter's NewsU. You can join the more than 10,000 people who follow him on Twitter at @atompkins.

Tompkins has more than 40 years of experience as a journalist, writer and journalism teacher who teaches in seminars at Poynter and workshops and conferences around. He has been a presenter at national conventions for IRE, RTDNA, NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA, Unity, NLGJA, PRNDI and NPPA. Since 1998, he has taught seminars and workshops in 48 states and four countries.

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