The art of authentic video storytelling (over 2 sessions)

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Room G01
Elisabeth Murdoch building


About this session

These workshops are held over two separate days. Registration is only available to participants who are available for both days.

  1. Workshop 1: Wednesday, 11th September
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Workshop 2: Friday, 13th September
    9:15 am - 1:30 pm

Please be sure to register tickets for both of the days at the checkout.

Join industry experts over this two-session masterclass and be inspired to create effective and engaging videos for your teaching and learning practice or your social media channels.

The explosion of digital video has changed the role of audiences and the spectatorship dynamic. This growth is compounded with the level of access and interactivity with the video medium as a whole; and user expectations for great, engaging content are higher than ever. The best videos are always the ones that immediately grab your attention, make you think, make you laugh, or cry, or elicit an emotion – and make you want to watch till the very end.

These two hands-on workshops are designed for academics and professional staff wishing to transform the use of video in their teaching and learning practice, and for communications specialists looking to improve their social media content. The workshops will give you the essential skills to explore and distill your story ideas, understand production principles, and to film, edit and produce a 1-minute video using iPads.

This is a foundation level workshop, no previous experience with filming or video editing is required.
iPads will be provided, however, you are also welcome to bring along your own device.

Authentic video storytelling: Finding your why (Workshop 1 of 2) 

Workshop 1 intended learning outcomes:

  • Understand the essential elements of authentic storytelling
  • Distill and plan your story: tiers of video strategy
  • The art of the brief
  • Preproduction check-list
  • Interviewing techniques: getting into the heart of the story
  • The principles of production

Authentic video storytelling: Video making workshop (Workshop 2 of 2) 

Workshop 2 intended learning outcomes:

  • The 4 principles: framing, lighting, movement, and, sound
  • Where the magic happens: editing
  • Filming exercise
  • Fundamental hands on to iMovie on the iPad: editing on a tablet
  • And now what? Exporting and distribution


Mariona Guiu Pont, Learning Environments

Barcelona-born and Melbourne-based, Mariona is a documentary maker, producer and director with over 14 years of experience in the screen industry with a body of work that has screened in festivals worldwide. As a producer, she scopes and oversees projects from idea to the screen. A confident director and editor, she creates video content for engagement, social media and teaching & learning purposes, and facilitates storytelling workshops.

Booking information
This session is open to University of Melbourne staff only
Registrations open 30 days prior to workshop dates
If the session is full please join the waitlist

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