UO Academic Extension

DSLR Video Bootcamp

Broaden your skill set and make yourself more marketable in today's competitive media environment.

Hands-on DSLR Video Workshop in Portland

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday September 11–14

This four day hands-on workshop will cover best practices in planning, shooting and editing a journalistic video story. You will learn how to use a DSLR camera and a digital audio recorder to create a concise two-minute video story which you will edit using Adobe Premiere.

For professional participants, this bootcamp is a great way to broaden your skill set and make yourself more marketable in today's competitive media environment. If you are considering pursuing a master’s degree in multimedia journalism (MMJ), participating in the bootcamp can help you decide if the degree program is right for you. Incoming MMJ students will get a jump on gaining skills while familiarizing themselves with the facilities and equipment.

Prior to attending, participants will complete eight hours of online training in equipment operation and software orientation so they can hit the ground running. A certificate of attendance from the University of Oregon will be given to students who produce a two-minute video and complete the online knowledge assessment test. The in-person workshop will be at the UO White Stag Block in Portland.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people with little or no experience in video production. We’ll start with the very basics and build a foundation in the concepts and skills of video and audio production. Participants with some basic knowledge of photography and/or video will strengthen their foundation and become more fluid in shooting and editing.

What you will need

UO MMJ student participants need to bring a portable USB 3.0 hard drive with a minimum of 500GB of free space. You will have access to all equipment and computers necessary for this workshop.

Bootcamp participants who are not enrolled in the MMJ program need to bring their own laptop loaded with Adobe Premiere CC 2017. We recommend an external USB 3.0 hard drive with 500GB of free space or at least 500GB of free space on your laptop.

What is provided

Canon 80D and lenses, sponsored by Canon

Zoom H4n audio recorder

Manfrotto Video Tripod

Rode and Sennheiser mini shotgun mic

Course content

The language of video

Project planning

Journalistic ethics

Equipment operation

Audio field recording techniques

DSLR camera operation

Shooting and conducting an interview

Shooting for sequences

Nonlinear editing with Adobe Premiere

Editing an effective sequence

Story development and narrative structures

Cost

$495 for UO students

$795 for professionals

Special discount for educators and students at other institutions! Contact instructor Sung Park to request the special rate.

About Sung Park

Sung Park is a senior instructor of photojournalism and multimedia journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Eugene, OR. He is also the co-director of the multimedia journalism master’s program at the UO in Portland. In 2013-14 he was a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana where he taught multimedia storytelling to master’s students at the University of Ghana. Sung has taught various seminars and workshops for media organizations in Ghana and in Liberia. Sung has been a coach and instructor in various workshops such as the NPPA Multimedia Immersion, and is co-director of Story-Arc Cinematic Journalism Workshop. Sung previously taught photojournalism and multimedia at Syracuse University and at the University of Texas.

Prior to teaching, Sung worked as an award winning staff photographer, picture editor and multimedia producer at the Austin American-Statesman. He has over 20 years of staff and freelance experience in newspaper, magazine and online journalism. In addition to teaching, he is still an active freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer for various publications as well as for NGOs and non-profits.

Sung holds a BS in photo-illustration from The Newhouse School and an MFA from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.