Teen Academy: Immersive Storytelling

Course Code: 21WTAPV006

Dates: February 6 - March 27, 2021

Meets: Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Winter Tuition: $560

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And today, we have the tools to expand from a single image to create immersive, visual-led stories that can be even more powerful than an image alone. In this intermediate/advanced course, students will use the tools that they have in hand to combine images, video, audio, and text into rich, compelling narratives. Drawing inspiration from individual photographers and the media, students will expand upon their existing work or start anew. Through assignments and critiques, students will discuss editing and sequencing their images; selecting video clips; the use of audio and text; and basic design principles. A guest photographer will share how she is using immersive storytelling to tell her own engaging stories, as the students prepare to share theirs.

Open to all skill levels. Geared for students with experience using different digital platforms.

Need-based scholarships are available for all Teen Academy classes. To apply, please visit: www.icp.org/school/teen-academy

All winter 2021 classes will be held online.

Whitney Johnson is a journalist working across photography, video, and audio. Throughout her career – as editor, producer, curator, and grant-maker – she has supported storytellers to tell their stories. Currently, she’s the Director of Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic.

ICP’s Teen Academy program welcomes teenagers ages 14–19 from across the country and around the world to develop their skills as leaders and visual storytellers in a range of online classes. All curricula is youth-centered and includes: photographic and writing assignments, digital open lab time, visual presentations, discussions, critiques, a virtual field trip, a guest artist visit, and a culminating presentation for family and friends celebrating the students’ achievements.

Fee: $560.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Whitney Johnson

Date Day Time Location
02/06/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
02/13/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
02/20/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
02/27/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/06/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/13/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/20/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom
03/27/2021Saturday1 PM to 3 PM Online Zoom Classroom

Students should have access to Adobe Premiere, Instagram, as well as to a smartphone, DSLR or mirrorless camera, or digital point-and-shoot camera to complete assignments. Students receiving a scholarship will be provided with access to the necessary software to complete the course.


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