It’s getting close to Spring again.
The snow is melting, coats are getting lighter, flowers are starting to erupt from the soil and I’m diving back into working my nights and weekends on the 7th Annual NPPA Multimedia Immersion with my amazing co-director, Seth Gitner, and our fantastic team of coaches and tech experts who will be descending upon Syracuse, New York mid-May for the workshop.
Going through some of my archives getting prepared for this year, it’s been amazing to see this workshop evolve over the past 7 years. From starting out with predominately newspaper photographers learning the new craft of composing audio slideshows using Soundslides to video with tape-based cameras to the DSLR video revolution, and now evolving into new tools including mobile multimedia. Our students have ranged from print media journalists, freelancers, non-profit and NGO content producers, TV videographers, advertising and marketing creatives, educators from around the world, and they’ve gone on to do amazing things — winning Pulitzer Prizes, creating award-winning documentary films showcased at international festivals, even getting new high-profile gigs, like the current White House Chief Photographer.
Throughout the past 7 years, I firmly believe our workshop has maintained it’s quality as the best, most-personalized training you can get in multimedia storytelling for the money. We have an unheard of 2-1 coach to student ratio, so the hands-on learning that takes place is focused, fast and deep. We’re still confirming coaches and working on the schedule, which we both change pieces of every year, but we’ve already got Canon and Nikon bringing a whole arsenal of the latest and greatest gear and their reps stay and work (and play) side-by-side with our students and coaches.
We’re already half-way to being sold out for this year (and we’ve sold out basically every year), so if you’re interested, get a move on. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or on the NPPA Multimedia Immersion website, where you can also register for the workshop. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, too.
It’s an intense, week-long workshop, but it’ll change your life as we are all evolving through these changing times.