The 35th Annual Northern Short Course (NSC) will be held February
25-27, 2016, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.
This three-day event is packed with more than two dozen workshops on a
variety of topics relevant to professionals and students in the field
of visual journalism [and 2 audio sessions, see below].
Learn from and network with industry leaders, as they share their work
and discuss what makes them successful. Choose from a variety of
workshops and lectures on topics such as business practices,
multimedia, lighting, video storytelling and more. Sign up for
one-on-one portfolio reviews from top photo editors and photographers.
Meet manufacturers and suppliers of photographic equipment, presenting
the latest technology available. You won’t find a more diverse
conference – there’s something for everyone!
AUDIO: SOUND IN STORIES with Alison McAdam
Good video demands good audio. In this session, we’ll listen to a
range of audio and explore – together – how audio storytellers think.
What are the different kinds of sounds you can use in a story? What
are the different ways you can employ narration, interviews, and
natural sound? And ultimately, what kind of sound makes your story
worth listening to (or watching)? Come to this session ready to listen
STORY STRUCTURE: WITHOUT A BACKBONE, YOUR STORY IS A JELLYFISH with Alison McAdam
Even when we’re reporting the latest news on NPR, the best audio
stories share qualities of great fiction: There’s suspense, an
unanswered question, or a captivating character. How do you take
information and give it a narrative, using sound? In this session,
we’ll take some raw ideas (hopefully, yours!) and workshop them –
going in search of the possible story structures. You’ll leave this
session with a set of tools to help yourself develop structure in your