Speakers Biographies

We've selected some of the best trainers and speakers for the WebDocs: Interactive Storytelling Workshop 2016.

Andrea Protheroe worked at the BBC for 20 years, and produced programmes for the World Service and Radio 4. Since 2009 she’s been working as an independent audio producer and trainer.  Her production work includes 20 audio slideshows for the National Trust for Scotland and the Many East Ends audio slideshow at the Museum of London Docklands. She teaches audio recording/editing, and audio slideshow production, using professional recording equipment and software, and also apps, phones and tablets.
Andrea will be teaching Introduction to Audio Editing

Juliet Ferguson is a photographer and former journalist now working part-time for the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ). In 2011 she completed a post-graduate cetificate in photography at Central St Martins Art School. 

She teaches as a CIJ trainer and on the MA Investigative Journalism module at City University London. She is studying for and MRes in Arts and Cultural Research at the University of Brighton.
Juliet will be teaching Introduction to Photoshop


Maria Gemayel is Klynt client relations manager. She has more than five years' experience in project management and coordination of multimedia projects, Maria has been in charge of Klynt clients' relations for the last two years.

Her responsibilities include managing the technical support, training and assisting in the development of the software. @klynt_app
Maria will be teaching Klynt. 

Rory Cheal has worked at Goldsmiths University of London for three years, teaching both at undergraduate and masters level in a technical capacity.

He has a well-rounded, extensive technical background from a freelance career that spans over a decade.
Rory will be teaching Introduction to Video Editing. 


Sandra Gaudenzi started her career as a television producer and then moved into interactive television, to specialise in the field of digital interactive narrative. She taught interactive media theory at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) for thirteen years and is now Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England. She co-convenes the i-Docs conference and is the Creative Director of its website. Sandra also mentors projects, organises trainings, curates conferences, blogs, and researches and runs a meet-up in London about factual interactive narrative. Her latest adventure is to be Head of Studies of !F Lab  a Creative Europe training geared at integrating storytelling skills and interactive practices of production such as user experience and design by code.  @sgaudenzi 
Sandra will be teaching the Basics of Interactive Storytelling.

Virginie Louis is the Head of Media Relations at ICF Mostra. She was the Senior Communications Officer at the Red Cross EU Office in Brussels where she lead the Disaster Resilience Journal along with Helios Media Labs (Toronto) and Honig Studios (Berlin). Previously a TV News Producer at the International Committee of the Red Cross for six years (2002-2008), Virginie reported on the humanitarian situation in conflict zones; producing news media with the International Committee of the Red Cross  footage to generate coverage on protracted crises or aspects of conflicts that were disregarded: the suffering and consequences of the war on civilians. @virginie_louis 
Virginie will be talking about Disaster Resiliance Journal. A case study of telling difficult stories with interactives. 

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