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Cineversity Introduces 200 Tutorials Focused on 3D Animation

ImageMAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, has announced the availability of a 3D filmmaking tutorial series for users of Cineversity, MAXON USA's online education and training resource.  Created by Dr. Ing. V. Sassmannshausen, a computer animator and 3D authority better known as Dr. Sassi, JETProduction Notes is one of the most comprehensive collections of instructional videos and tutorials ever created documenting the entire 3D animation filmmaking process from conception to execution. 

Platypus Workshops Announce 2013 Schedule

ImageThe Platypus video storytelling workshops will be held at the Santa Fe Workshops in Santa Fe, NM on May 16-24; the Brooks Institute in Ventura, CA on Aug. 17-24 and at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME on Oct 13-19.  A 21st century digital storyteller has to be producer, writer, camera, sound, editor and everything else rolled into one.  Just like the millennia-old Platypus, a mashup of otter, duck and beaver, has evolved and survived, so must the modern photojournalist.  The Platypus workshops is unique as it teaches you to how to find a story, how to shoot DSLR video, how to interview, how to shoot video sequences that keep your audience enthralled and how to edit it all together.  

Full Sail Offers Master's Degree in Journalism

ImageFull Sail University in Winter Park, Florida is offering a new online Master's Degree in Journalism.  "Today's reporters need the flexibility to tell their stories across multiple platforms, and the knowledge of media tools to maximize the impact of their work," the school said in announcing the new program. "Whether you're an established journalist looking to update your skill set, or a born communicator ready to enter the industry, Full Sail's New Media Journalism master's program can introduce you to the newest tools of the trade."  The program curriculum combines the principles of traditional journalism with the newest advances in communication technology.

The Future of Media in a Single Word

Zack AriasThose who refer to themselves as professional videographers are standing on shifting ground. Tried and true jobs and clients are disappearing, and paying work is getting harder to find. There's considerable nervousness across the land.  So what's the future for video? Or better put, what's the future for all media? How will people that make images for hire generate money in this stark new world economy?   Photoshelter, the New York City-based company that creates websites for media people, sponsored the Luminance conference last week (Sept. 12 & 13). It brought together for two days luminaries from the world of photography, video, multimedia and publishing to examine the future of the media business. Questions about the future were repeatedly asked.

National Journalism Conference in Ft. Lauderdale

ImageExcellence in Journalism 2012 is the one of the industry’s best training conferences, and we have more than amazing programming and workshop options: The exhibit floor provides top-notch educational and networking opportunities.  Together with the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists has coordinated a roster of exhibitors you won’t want to miss. Join us Sept. 20 to 22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to get in on the experience.

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and Ford Motor Company Announce Winner of New Empowering America Video

ImageThe Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has announced that George Mason University student Abbesi Akhamie is the winner of the Empowering America video contest.  Akhamie was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and her winning video "Steering Their Own Course: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America" can now be viewed on AWM's web site.  Empowering America is a public service campaign that profiles inspiring women who have pioneered in fields such as science, social reform, public service, sports, journalism, music and aviation.

How Journalists Work: Perspectives From Around the Globe

Having worked with numerous agencies and companies all over the world, it’s always been interesting to learn how the media operates in different countries and how the rules of engagement vary.  As the U.S. division of the ION Global PR Network, a collective group of 400 global PR professionals representing 40 countries, we regularly share clients and campaign experiences with various regions.  We recently started a monthly initiative with ION members called "Tuesday Tips" in which we share knowledge and global perspectives on the PR and media industry on the first Tuesday of every month. Here are some of the contributions from the latest edition—the theme was "How Journalists Work."

Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference

Looking for unrivaled training on the latest innovations in journalism? Aspiring video journalists amd professionals alike will find three days of hands-on training at the Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference, Sept. 20-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  Co-presented by the Society of Professional Journalists  and the Radio Television Digital News Association, EIJ12 is the national conference for journalists of all backgrounds. Here is just a sampling of the 50+ professional development sessions  at EIJ12:

Sign up NOW for the Sony HD Technology and Beyond class and get 10% off the regular price!

ImageSony Training Institute's HD Technology and Beyond: Standards and Specifications class will hone your basic HD knowledge into advanced theory and industry standards laid down by SMPTE and ASTC.  This class is an intermediate level course ideal for individuals who have some experience with video systems but want more details on high-definition television and Digital Cinema. Also valuable for Technology managers and content creators.  This course will be taught by an expert Sony staff instructor with over 25 years of experience in supporting and teaching broadcast and professional products technology.

Widener University Uses Sennheiser's Digital Mic Education Program

ImageWidener University's Communication Studies program has become the first university to participate in Sennheiser's Digital Microphone Education Program, and acquired a pair of Neumann TLM 103 D digital microphones. The school is located in Chester, Pennsylvania.  "Students need the best tools possible because I can't think of today, I have to think of 10 years from now because that's the environment in which my students will be working in," said Dwight DeWerth-Pallemeyer, the university's director of communication studies.