International Center of Photography Offering Summer Video and Multimedia Workshops

Serving more than 5,000 students each year, the School at ICP offers a broad range of courses, from digital media and darkroom practice to certificate and master’s degree programs, as well as youth programs, seminars, symposia, and a lecture series. Check out some of their classes upcoming for this summer!

Multimedia Storytelling


Dates: July 7 – August 4, 2014  
Meets: Mon 6:00 -10:00 pm
Hours: 20.00
Instructor: Nancy Donaldson Gauss
Fee: $680 
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Course Description: In this intensive workshop, photographers learn how to produce multimedia stories that combine photography, video, and audio. The emphasis is on creating compelling subjectdriven narratives by conducting interviews and collecting ambient sound in the field and then merging that reportage with the video and photography that is also collected in the field. Basic technical skills to produce each online film are taught using Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Photoshop. Familiarity with the programs in advance of the course is recommended. The use of DSLR cameras is also recommended so that the photography and video are collected using the same equipment. Ethical challenges and considerations for documentary storytelling are discussed. The final project is a documentary-style, journalistically based multimedia video. Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review. REGISTER NOW.


Music Video and Conceptual Filmmaking


Dates:July 21-25, 2014  
Meets:Mon-Fri 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Instructor:Andre Chocron
Fee: $890
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Course Description: This class explores the intersection of still and moving images, using the work of artists such as Gregory Crewdson and Michel Gondry, as well as the instructor’s own work. Students are introduced to a creative process in which concept is key, regardless of plot or storyline. The class explores different techniques and approaches to filmmaking, from time lapse and stop motion to one shots and frozen time effects. Each student produces a short video using a DSLR, exploring time and space with a conceptual base. Final Cut Pro is used as a tool for planning, executing, and finishing a production. REGISTER NOW.

Seen to Scene

Dates: July 14-19, 2014  
Meets: Mon-Fri 6:00 -9:30 pm and Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hours: 20.00
Instructor: Instructor Information
Fee: $450  
Seung_Hun_Lee_DSC4369Photo credit: Seung Hun Lee

Course Description: This course explores how to use still photography as a tool for writing scripts and making narrative films. Still photographs often have implicit narratives; this course helps unlock those narratives and free the photographer’s latent talent for storytelling. We begin with images a photographer has taken, or has in mind, and analyze their components of character and setting to discover the narrative and start creating dialogue and scenes. Recent still photography, short films, and plays are studied as a springboard to exercises in writing. The class also considers how certain influential contemporary filmmakers use a sense of documentary reality to develop narratives from character predicament, using the work of filmmakers Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Rosetta), and Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone) as examples. The final assignment is the completion of a short narrative film script. REGISTER NOW.