Storytelling with Video Tools you Already Have
with John Reuter
March 12- 15, 2018: 9:30am – 5:30pm
The world of visual communication is rapidly changing and the moving image is becoming an integral part of the storyteller’s toolkit. Whether you want to add moving content to your webpage, Facebook or Instagram page the technology is right there in front of you to tell a compelling story. The tools can include your iPhone, entry level DSLR or the most sophisticated mirrorless and cinema cameras. This workshop will show you how to gather your footage, whether archival or original, still or moving and shape it into an effective short film to tell the story you want to tell. We will cover how to record an interview, audio considerations and lighting options. We will cover how to acquire “B-roll” footage to enhance your story. The next step is the edit and using Adobe Premiere Pro we will cover how to organize and set up your video, still and audio assets to begin your short film. While Premiere Pro is a very deep and complex professional program it is actually fairly easy to put together your very first simple project. It offers all you need to adjust and enhance your footage, color correct, adjust the audio and output to a variety of formats for the web, multiple devices as well as public presentation on a big screen. This is an entry-level workshop that will allow you to use the equipment you already have and allow you to tell a story in a form that will captivate your audience.
JOHN REUTER has been a photographer since the early 1970s, majoring in Art while attending SUNY Geneseo. He continued his studies on the graduate level at the University of Iowa, receiving two master’s degrees. It was there that he began to specialize in Polaroid materials, most notably his SX-70 constructions, combining photography with painting and collage. Reuter joined Polaroid Corporation in 1978 as senior photographer and later Director of the legendary 20×24 Studio. His own work evolved through large scale Polacolor Image Transfers to digital imaging in the mid 1990’s. He has taught workshops in Photoshop, Lightroom, Polaroid materials and encaustic painting around the world. John has been exploring video since 2006 and working with DSLR video and Adobe tools for video since 2008. John has presented at Fotofusion since 1997.