Sign up for video-editing seminar by May 13


Hoosier journalists can learn the basics of putting video on the web during a seminar at Ball State University.

Spot-on Video Editing
What: A how-to workshop with digital news guru John Strauss on the basics of shooting video and editing and presenting it using low- or no-cost tools
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19
Where: Art & Journalism Building, Ball State University, Muncie
Cost: $45. Lunch will be provided.
Registration and information: Look for the brochure mailed to your newsroom or click here for more information and to download a form.

Digital news specialist John Strauss will lead Spot-on Video Editing on May 19. The seminar will cover how to produce multimedia packages that complement newspapers’ print product – with little money, training or time invested.

In the hands-on course, journalists will learn to log in video files, handle edits and audio transitions and upload files to the Web. It also will touch on the basics of gathering photos and sound.

The seminar costs $45 and includes lunch. Registration information has been sent to member newsrooms. To download a registration form, click here and select the appropriate link under “Spot-on Video Editing.”

Strauss plans to cover video-editing software programs that come standard on most computers – Final Cut Express for Mac users and Windows Moviemaker for PC users – but will be flexible depending on the needs of the class.

For more information on Spot-on Video Editing, click here or call (317) 803-4772.