Video Storytelling for the Web

Course description

Tell stories people want to watch!

Video accounts for 70% of all Internet traffic (Cisco) and mobile video is set to explode. In this class, you will learn how to find strong characters, structure stories, plan compelling visual sequences, capture decent footage even on your smart phone and conduct interviews for non-narrated pieces that work great on the web.

This 10-chapter, 1-hour class was specifically designed in the style of "explainer" videos that are fast-paced, visually engaging and highly popular today.

Who should take this class:

  • Journalists, photographers and students who want to add video storytelling to their toolkit
  • Communications professionals who want to improve their visual storytelling skills
  • Journalism educators teaching video skills at the high school or college level
  • Budding videographers everywhere
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Kayle Hope

Kayle Hope

Video coach

Kayle Hope is a freelance video producer for the New York Times, Fast Company and other outlets, and a video coach at the Newmark J School. She has led a number of visual storytelling workshops in the United States, India and Bhutan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, The Cambodia Daily and Fortune Magazine.

Course Includes

11 Videos

7 Texts

1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1: What video stories work best on the web

Chapter 2: Gather your gear!

Chapter 3: Shooting scenes and sequences

Chapter 4: The importance of audio

Chapter 5: The interview

Chapter 6: Organize your files for editing

Chapter 7: Scripting your edit

Chapter 8: A primer on Adobe Premiere

Chapter 9: Editing tips

Chapter 10: What's next