Multimedia Storytelling Intensive | Columbia Journalism School

Multimedia Storytelling Intensive

This program is not currently scheduled for 2020. Please email [email protected] for more information about our other video courses.

The Program

Over the course of five days, you will learn the basics of visual storytelling concepts through video production and post-production with Adobe Premiere. This course will provide you with an intensive, hands-on introduction to report news and feature stories with an emphasis on utilizing sophisticated video storytelling techniques. Topics that will be covered include how to develop story ideas, reporting techniques, scripting, audio and visual digital editing, and multimedia storytelling structures. This course is designed for journalists and storytellers with little to no experience in multimedia journalism but with a passion for investigation and expression through video content. Participants will leave with concrete skills and a better understanding of the technologies that are transforming the news business, and one complete video story.

Class times are 10am to 4pm each day. Students are welcome to use the lab to work before or after class, but instruction is limited to these hours.

Tuition is $1,350. Alumni of the Journalism School receive a 10% discount; active students, faculty, and staff of other schools at Columbia University and those who have taken a professional development course at the Journalism School receive a 5% discount. 

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Questions? Email [email protected]


Day One

January 7 (Monday)
Welcome & Orientation
Overview of Equipment
What makes good video? A discussion and exploration
Shooting Sequences

Day Two

January 8 (Tuesday)

Advanced Shooting and Audio Techniques
Interviewing techniques

Day Three

January 9 (Wednesday)

Production in the field

Day Four

January 10 (Thursday)

Intro to post production
Editing and file management

Day Five

January 11 (Friday)

Editing and finishing video projects for distribution


Duy Linh Tu, Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Digital Media