Location: CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino
Class Times: 10am – 5pm; Lectures: 7pm.
Age limit: from 18 to 40
Number of selected students: 24
Application Fee: €50,00 (application fee will not be reimbursed to non selected applicants)
Tuition (including accommodation): € 2.200,00
Tuition (without accommodation): €1.800,00
Applications due by: May 31st
Selection of admitted students: June 15th
Orientation and Registration: July 4th
Final Student Presentations: July 28th
Diploma Ceremony: July 29th
The Summer Masterclass program will include classes in Multi Media and Audio Recording; Documentary Project Seminar; Digital Workflow and photographing in Public.
There will be guests and lectures on business and new media and more along the way.
Photographing in Public with Andrea Cattaneo and Saul Metnick
Trustworthy Journalism is about solid reporting. It’s not just about being there, but how you find and shape information drawn from the real world. In this one-day class, we will shoot together on the street to help build your photography skills and to work quickly with captions to edit and upload your imagery. A good journalist needs to get to the heart of a place, moment, person, and situation ethically. In this workshop, students learn how photographers establish contact with people and interpret situations with honesty and moral clarity.
Documentary Seminar with Alison Morley and Karen Marshall
This seminar is the foundation course for all students enrolled in the program. Conceiving, developing, and executing a photographic project requires an intimate understanding of subject matter. The ability to translate this knowledge into exciting visual material with strong storytelling skills helps refine the work into a creative form. Using the cultural and economic diversity of Turin as our subject and drawing inspiration from contemporary documentary practices, students will photograph, edit and sequence a short course project and meet weekly during the program to show work and discuss progress. Students are expected to go back to their subject on a continuous basis throughout the month. Projects may ultimately take the form of an essay, a documentary project, and/or a multimedia presentation.
LEARNING MULTIMEDIA: AUDIO & SHOOTING STILLS FOR COMPELLING ONLINE STORYTELLING with Bob Sacha
To flourish in our wired world, photographers must be able to tell stories on multiple platforms. Audio is the backbone of strong multimedia, and photographing stories for multimedia (or video) means thinking about capturing images in a new way. In this four-day class, we focus on audio in the first two days and capturing visuals and creating a stunning multimedia story in the third and fourth days. We listen to examples of audio used in multimedia and discuss digital recorders, microphones, how to record clean audio, how to record ambient sounds, and how to conduct an effective interview that yields emotional content. Then we record an interview and ambient sound, learning to mix tracks, edit our interviews, and blend our tracks into a finished audio piece. We discuss in depth how to shoot compelling visuals for a multimedia story, then combine audio and visuals into a compelling multimedia piece. This workshop focuses on story, not software, so a basic understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro is required. The best way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro is through Lynda.com. After students are confirmed for the workshop, they will receive a list of Lynda.com Premiere tutorials; these should be viewed before the 4-day class begins.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENTS with Saul Metnick
This technical course prepares students to work as digital photographers and addresses the applied skills of professional photojournalists working in digital media today. Topics include camera operation, file transfers, editing techniques, basic image enhancements, and proofing for the working photojournalist. Students develop a practical digital workflow to accelerate efficiency and productivity in the professional world. Students are placed after testing in a beginning or advanced level with a group lecture introduction.
New Media Lecture: Andrea Cattaneo, July 6th at 7.00 pm
Guest Lecture: Stefano DeLuigi, July 11th at 7.00 pm
Panel Discussion: Working in The Field Today, July 20th at 7.00 pm
Business & Marketing Lecture, July 26th at 7.00 pm