Join us at PCA on September 19, 2015 as guest instructor Dan Villalva delves into the basics of creating your own community news and citizen journalism.
The rapid growth of digital video technology, the spread of broadband internet access and continuing, dramatic changes in the size and shape of the news-gathering industry have created remarkable opportunities for ordinary citizens to help shape what defines “news” in their communities.
Join us for this general interest course about the structure of news & ethics of news-gathering.
- How to conduct an on-camera interview
- How to package a quick turnaround news story
- Basic concepts and principles of ethical journalism
- News editing practices
- Creative B-roll gathering techniques
We’ll view professionally-produced news packages to understand their structure and techniques, and we’ll conduct hands-on exercises to give students practice in setting up impromptu news-style interviews.
About our instructor:
Dan Villalva served as the Executive Producer of the Snapshots TV show that ran on local PBS station KRCB for nearly 10 seasons. He learned his TV storytelling skills through a 2 year internship at former local broadcaster KFTY – TV 50. While there he worked on their monthly magazine show, California North.
TV 50 had dozens of interns providing support to the full-time staff in all departments. Many afternoons Dan would get kicked out of the editing suite by the news reporters who rushed to finish editing their news packages for airing that same evening at 6 pm. Dan admired the frantic pace of the skilled news editor/producers who wrote their stories quickly and edited fast. Although the technology has changed the basics of telling a story remain the same, and Dan is happy to impart some of that knowledge to you in this class.
Where: PCA Studio, 205 Keller Street, Suite 102, Petaluma.
When: Saturday September 19, 2015 11 am – 2 pm.
Cost: $20 for PCA members. $40 for non-members
Class size will be limited, so please sign up today by calling 773-3190 or emailing email@example.com.