Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kent State to host first Kent Multimedia Workshop

Kent State University's School of Journalism & Mass Communication will be hosting its first Kent Multimedia Workshop - a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop - June 14-16 in Franklin Hall on the Kent Campus.

Media professionals, faculty members, students and others interested in polishing their multimedia skills will work closely with five photography and multimedia educators to learn the skills they need to tell narrative stories using multimedia techniques.

"Our workshop is an outgrowth of the Keystone Multimedia Workshop, held each year at Penn State," said Kent State Lecturer and Student Media Adviser Susan Kirkman Zake. "We thought it would be great if the Penn State faculty joined us in Kent to teach the same type of workshop in Ohio."

Zake and her husband, Bruce, an adjunct photojournalism instructor, have traveled to State College the past three years to teach the Keystone sessions. They will be joined in Ohio by Penn State Senior Lecturers Curt Chandler, John Beale and Will Yurman, all award-winning journalists before beginning work at Penn State.

Participants may use Kent State's equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis. Supplies are limited, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own gear. Franklin Hall labs are equipped with Macintosh computers running the Adobe CS5 suite and Final Cut Pro from Apple.

The workshop has financial support of The Akron Beacon Journal, The Plain Dealer, the Ohio News Photographers Association and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. For more information and to register, click here. Registration will close May 31 unless other arrangements are made in advance.

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