PP310 Visual Journalism

Course Description

A photograph can decorate a wall or it can have the power to shake the world. It is a picture’s ability to tell a story that makes photography a potent force in our lives. But if a single picture is worth a thousand words, a series of carefully crafted images leading the viewer through a narrative journey may be worth volumes. In this course students will create a compelling photographic story by editing and sequencing multiple still images.

After preliminary approval of story proposals, timetable and budgets, students will explore the elements of story telling: idea generation, shooting, editing, documentation and presentation. Students will also concentrate on collecting additional assets for inclusion in their final Multimedia story project for Storybuilding 2, including audio, narration, and supplemental or transitional images.

Learning Outcomes/Topics

  • Planning shoots
  • Visualizing the final product
  • Creating a shot list
  • Securing access to subjects and locations
  • Approved proposal
  • Approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the first class session, the instructor will contact each student and request a proposal for a story to be completed during the course
  • The instructor will review, refine and approve student proposals in writing prior to the start of the course
  • Shooting story content
  • Students will shoot story content independently during course sessions
  • Multimedia content
  • Instructors must advise and assist students in collection of additional photographic, video and audio assets to be used in final multimedia story project for Storybuilding