WebDocs: Interactive Storytelling Workshop

    Learn to tell stories in an immersive and interactive way. This course will teach you how to get started in the world of interactive storytelling, using off-the-shelf coding software as well as the basic skills of photo, video and audio editing for the web.
    The course is open to all. 
    Room: PHS314, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
    16 January 2016 - 17 January 2016
    The two-day course will show new and exciting ways of telling stories online; teaching the basics of creating interactive storytelling for people with little or no experience of coding. 
    All prices include lunch
    Two days - Freelancers and small organisations - £205 (£184.50 with the Christmas discount)
    Two days - Big organisations (15+ people) - £255 (£229 with the Christmas discount)
    Day tickets - from  £110 (£99 with the Christmas discount) 
    Student tickets from - £82 (one day), £153 (both days)
    DISCOUNT: get 10% off all tickets. DISCOUNT CODE: Christmas
    STUDENT DISCOUNT: 25% off all freelance/small organisations tickets. DISCOUNT CODE: Students


    Course Outline

    What are Interactives? 
    Interactives are an emerging genre of online storytelling. They are stories told using digital interactive technology.
    Why interactives? 
    • More effective: people on average spend six times longer viewing and reading interactives than standard web pages 

    • Interactive: not unlike a computer game; the audience feels in charge

    • Immersive: it's a hands-on experience

    • Attractive to advertisers: it's a product in its own right
    • They create a two-way relationship with the audience; readers and viewers can send stories, data, video and comments
    This course is for you  
    If you are a journalist, storyteller, citizen journalist, freelancer, community journalist, campaigner, filmmaker or photographer.  
    It is for everyone without access to teams of coders and designers and those who work on a small budget. 
    Course outline
    Ideally, you will attend both days, doing a full day of Klynt training (off-the-shelf software, which will enable you to make your own interactives) and a day of hands-on training on photo, video and audio editing as well as other useful skills necessary to create your own interactives. 
    At the end of two days you will come away with working knowledge of Klynt and basic knowledge of Photoshop, audio and video editing software. 
    IMPORTANT! Technical requirements - participants will be working on their own laptops, which will need to have a number of programmes installed. More information will be published shortly. 
    Speakers and Classes
    Taught by the experienced trainers and interactive storytellers:
    WebDocs: an Introduction - by Sandra Gaudenzi,  interactive media theory lecturer, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England and Head of Studies at !F Lab
    Case Study: Disaster Resilience Journal - by Virginie Louis, Head of Media relations at ICF Mostra. Formerly Senior Communications Officer at the Red Cross EU Office. 
    Klynt - one day hands-on workshop - taught by Maria Gemayel, Klynt client relations manager and trainer. 
    Introduction to Photo Editing (Photoshop) - hands-on. Taught by Juliet Ferguson, photographer and lecturer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism
    Intorduction to Audio Editing - hands-on. Taught by Andrea Protheroe - trainer in audio recording/editing, and audio slideshow production, formerly from BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4.  
    Intorduction to Video Editing - hands-on. Taught by Rory Cheal, teacher and trainer at Goldsmiths, University of London.  
    TimetableSpeakers Biographies and Class Descriptions are now available. 
    Technical requirements will be available shortly.