Hosted in English | 3.5 Hours
About the workshop
Visual storytelling is the most powerful way of selling your idea to the world. And for your story to be effective it needs to be emotional, educational, and persuasive. This workshop will teach you how to handpick the angle or peg in your videos and show it to your audience in a simple, creative and memorable way. You will learn to organise your experiences and knit a beautiful original video story.
This workshop is divided into 3 sessions where you will listen and learn, apply the lessons to make your own video story and get feedback on it from the host.
Session 1 (1.5 Hours) on November 18th 2020
- Introduction to video storytelling in 99 seconds
- My inspiration and influencers – examples of great videos
- How to write an inspiring, informative, impactful, and interesting script
- Activity: Write your own script
- Adding visuals to your story, and picking the right frames and lighting
- Filmmaking techniques that will sharpen your creative eye and enhance your storytelling
What you should bring: Writing pad and phone camera
Session 2 (1 Hour) on November 20th 2020
- How to narrate and record the audio for your video – the importance of emphasis, modulation, and emoting
- Introduction to video editing – how to pick the right visuals, and organise the raw footage
- Basic editing tools that will help you assemble the audio and video files and package them into a full-fledged video
- Some technical tools to enhance the colour and audio of your video
- How to add background music to your video
- Exporting your video into an Mp4 file that is ready for Instagram
- Other editing references
What you should bring: Your self-written script, raw footage, Adobe Premiere Pro downloaded on your laptop or computer, a mobile phone
Session 3 (1 Hour) on November 22nd 2020
- Review and feedback on your video
- How to build your own portfolio for professional opportunities
What you should bring: Your edited video
About the host
Sai Sethu is an independent video creator who runs the channel ‘On The Ground’ on Instagram and Facebook. His channel features self-shot and edited 99-second stories of ordinary Indians with extraordinary stories, unexplored villages and other inventive visual ideas.
Sai is a mechanical engineer from Vellore Institute of Technology, and he studied journalism at the Asian College of Journalism. He’s worked as an anchor, reporter and producer with many television channels and online media companies. An expert at telling profound stories in simple, short and crisp videos, Sai will share all the tricks of the trade in his workshop.