Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling: Combining Stills, Audio, and Video
© Anja Hitzenberger

Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling: Combining Stills, Audio, and Video

Dates: Tuesdays, May 8–Jun 12, 2018
Time: 11am‑1pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $350
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Are you ready to make your photographs come alive by adding audio and video to a story? This class is for students who would like to start telling stories for the screen, using photography, video and audio. We will cover the importance of how to take dynamic photographs, the basics of how to shoot creative video footage, fundamentals of video and audio editing (using Adobe Premiere Pro) and what is important when conducting an interview and recording ambient sound. Through critique we will explore aesthetic intentions and effective sequencing to expand your visual storytelling skills. A comparative study of historical and contemporary photographers and filmmakers, from traditional photography to multimedia will be presented. Each student will produce a final multimedia project.


Please note: Students should have a good grasp of basic computer skills.
Anja's class helped me much more than I was expecting. I was a bit lost in proceeding with my raw idea in the beginning, but the classmates from diverse backgrounds were there with me along the whole journey, sometimes as a critic and sometimes as a supporter, and their thoughtful feedback pushed me forward a lot. I recommend Anja's online classes to anyone who wants diverse feedback and the intimacy of the classroom experience.
—Hee Jung (South Korea)
Thank you both very much for a great course. I loved watching the movie clips and seeing students' interpretation through your talented guidance. See you again soon!
—Ilene (New York City)

Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive, an educational platform that offers live online photography classes and more to people around the world. Anja studied in the Creative Practice full-time program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, and has been on the faculty there since 2009. She is dedicated to working with people from different cultures across the globe.

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her photography has been published internationally and is a part of both private and institutional collections, including the International Center of Photography. She has received numerous artistic grants and has been awarded residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and Tainan (Taiwan). A focus of her activities has been working with live performance, including producing a multimedia piece that toured in New York City, Austria, and Korea.

Anja has been teaching live online photography classes since 2015, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, China, and Taiwan. Originally from Salzburg, Austria, she divides her time between New York and Vienna.

Anja teaches visual storytelling, environmental portraits, critique groups, and how movies can inspire your photography for StrudelmediaLive.