I’ll be starting an audioslideshow workshop tomorrow in Tampere University. Four sessions of intensive work. Really looking forward to it. About ten students I have never met before. Prepared my slides and lessons yesterday and I was all ready to go for tomorrow.
And then I stumbled upon this: BFC live feed from Sundsvall, where Poul and Henrik from Bombay Flying Club are giving a workshop on multimedia and web documentary.
I’ve mentioned them earlier in this blog and BFC is listed on the sidebar. If you are at all into the future of the media and where we – ie. photographers, media professionals – stand in it, I strongly recommend seeing this. It’s long, closer to two hours, but it’s worth it. Not convinced? Ok, go and see an example of their work: a trailer called Bangladesh.
In fact, I set this as an assignment – to my dear students I haven’t met yet: yes, I am fully aware that it is less than 24 hours until we meet but I expect you all to see the opening presentation from Sundsvall. Preferably now, but if I don’t reach you now thru this blog, I will remind you tomorrow in class. This presentation gives you a good idea what we will be dealing with. When I was in the university, we had required reading… now it is required seeing.
Yes, as Henrik says in the video: “this is about storytelling”. It is about cameras, recorders, mikes, software, all kind of technical stuff… but the essence is storytelling. I’ll see you tomorrow in Tampere.
(UPDATE: Sorry about the broken link; it is fixed now. KK)