Hands-on multi-media seminars now offered at NSPA convention

The National Scholastic Press Association and JEA have unveiled seven hands-on seminars for broadcast and digital media journalists at their national convention in Kansas City on November 11-13.  The seminars will take place in a Macintosh lab provided by Apple, Inc.  Seminars are taught by Apple Distinguished Educators and other working professionals who bring real-world perspective to these sessions. Students and advisers are welcome to take these courses.

For registration information and more details about the convention, visit the NSPA website: http://www.studentpress.org/nspa

Video Storytelling with Final Cut Pro
This day-long pre-convention workshop will cover the fundamentals of video editing with Final Cut Pro.  Whether you’re a beginning broadcast journalist or a print or web journalist looking to improve your video content, this session is for you!  Learn how to organize your workflow, editing tips and tricks, and how to export your final project for a variety of formats including broadcast and the web.  Seating is limited.

Cost: $25
Free Seminars:

Improve Audio and Create Voice Overs in Final Cut Pro
Learn how to edit music and sound effects, blend tracks and learn tools for mixing audio and recording your own voice overs.

Graphics and Titles in Final Cut Pro
Learn multiple techniques of how to create dynamic, professional looking titles for your projects, including animation and using Motion templates.

Website Design using iWeb
Get your publication online quickly, easily and without having to learn HTML by using Apple’s free iWeb.  In this session you will learn the iWeb drag-and-drop interface, templates, design and layout basics, how to blog, podcast audio and video content, hosting your site, and more.

Creating Soundslides with Garageband
Enrich your publication by combining sound and photographs to create soundslides with Apple’s free Garageband.  Bring your own photographs to create

Changing Backgrounds: Green Screen in iMovie
If you’ve ever wanted a virtual set or a weather segment but weren’t sure how, this session is for you.  Learn how to overlay your footage on a different background with built-in tools in iMovie.

Create a DVD with iDVD
Learn how to make a professional DVD using Apple’s free iDVD.  Bring your own Quicktime movie files and walk out with your own DVD.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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