Sunday, March 9, 2008

Stanford Offers New Workshop Series on Creating "Guerrilla" Video for the Web

Stanford Publishing Courses is offering a series of one-day workshops around the country on "Video on the Web." Taught by the Stanford New Media Group, these workshops are designed to teach publishers and media professionals how to produce inexpensive short video to enhance their sites, blogs and podcasts.

"Too many media folks are overproducing videos for the Web," says Holly Brady, director of the Stanford Publishing Courses. "With today's desktop tools and some new media knowledge, you can produce professional-quality short clips without elaborate equipment and expensive studio time. We call it guerrilla video."

Led by Craig Syverson and Kenji Kato of the Stanford Publishing Courses New Media Group, the workshop provides a complete overview of what it takes to produce, edit, and distribute short video clips via one's own site or external platforms such as iTunes and YouTube. Participant-produced videos are critiqued during the workshop.

"Video is easy," says Craig Syverson of the Stanford Publishing Courses New Media Group. "Audio, on the other hand, is hard."

Workshops will be repeated in Chicago on March 28 and in Los Angeles on April 18.