JEA/NSPA Boston Sessions

If you haven't heard, Dave Davis and will be conducting four sessions and one all-day bootcamp at the Fall 2013 JEA/NSPA Journalism Convention in Boston, MA next month. Session details below. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Advanced Broadcast & Video Boot Camp
Thursday, November 14th - 8:30am - 5:00pm - Liberty Ballroom C, Sheraton

For students and advisers with experience creating broadcast news packages. The session will cover advanced tips and tricks, including how to find unique stories and angles, getting out of a writing rut (how to stay fresh), and ideas for dynamic videography and sound. Students will put their new knowledge to use by producing a short package during the session.

Friday, November 15, 10:00am - 10:50am - Hampton, Sheraton

Three seemingly unrelated elements that can make your show so much better, and give your stories more impact. Come see what we are talking about in this session designed for broadcast journalism students and teachers.

Intro to Videography
Friday, November 15th, 11:00am - 11:50am - Hampton, Sheraton

This session is designed especially for the video newbie and the advisor who wants to learn new techniques for teaching the basics of video. This 50-minute session will cover the basics of video gear, composition, sequences, shooting for the edit, and many more practical tips for shooting in the field.

News Documentary and Investigative Reporting 
Saturday, November 16, 9:00am - 9:50am - Hampton, Sheraton

How and why your students should produce long-format news stories. Covers differences between short (2 minutes) stories and long (5-6 minutes) stories, choice of topic, research, workflow and more. 

Advanced Story Structure for Broadcast
Saturday, November 16, 11:00am - 11:50am - Hampton, Sheraton

You've mastered the basic news story, but are looking for new ways to keep it fresh and dynamic. This session will use examples to discuss advanced techniques for organizing your information, how to get and use great sound bites, and how to play off of b-roll.



Brandon Goodwin

Based in Springfield, Missouri, his video production work has taken him to four continents, a dozen countries and well over half the United States. Brandon has a decade's experience collaborating on projects of all shapes and sizes with a variety of clients, including record labels, non-profits, and advertising agencies. Recently Brandon worked as DP & Editor for the documentary, "Linotype: The Film". He has been on the ASB staff for seven years, and provides training in shooting, editing, writing, and interviewing. He is also the voice of the "Video Coach" series of training discs. He lives in Springfield with his wife Morgan and dog, Peter.