Registration Opens For NPPA 2013 Multimedia Immersion

NPPA's Multimedia Immersion Workshop
NPPA's Multimedia Immersion Workshop

DURHAM, NC (February 4, 2013) – Supercharge your career at the Seventh Annual NPPA Multimedia Immersion, set for May 14 through 18, 2013, in Syracuse, NY. 

Registration for NPPA's popular annual workshop has opened today

This intense, five-day training session is for visual journalists looking to expand and grow their multimedia sets using the latest HDSLR camera and non-linear editing technology. 

Participants will focus on mixing photos, video, and audio content, and editing them into multimedia presentations using Final Cut X. In addition to a polished story to add to your portfolio, you'll receive a binder of training materials, extra information, and tutorials from the week, as well as a rich network of industry resources and a family of new friends to call upon for future questions, advice, and job opportunities.

Led by industry innovators and the best educators in the country, the NPPA Multimedia Immersion Workshop provides the most personalized, hands-on training experience of any other multimedia workshop, and features the lowest student-to-teacher ratio for the price. The S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications, at Syracuse University, provides an Apple iMac desktop computer with Final Cut X for each student to use during the workshop, but if you use another system, or want to edit on your own gear, participants are encouraged to bring the audio and video equipment used daily back home in the field. Canon and Nikon are also there in full force with an arsenal of the latest cameras and lenses to loan to students for free during the workshop.

Workshop Directors, Seth Gitner (Syracuse University) and Will Sullivan (Broadcast Board of Governors), are pleased to welcome coaches Curt Chandler and Will Yurman (Penn State University), Steve Elfers (USA Today), Wes Pope and Sung Park (University of Oregon), Joe Mahoney (Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network), and Brad Horn (The Washington Post). Additional coaches will be announced soon.

Log on to for more information and to register. The registration fee for NPPA members is just $1,095, and non-members may register for $1,205.

In addition to hands-on training for audio, video, editing, and photography gear, topics for Immersion include:

• Professional audio recording techniques

• Shooting visuals for multimedia storytelling, including techniques for documentaries and working as a one-man band or mobile journalist

• Integrating music into your multimedia work

• Navigating modern freelance business, ethics, and legal issues

• Cutting-edge multimedia projects and the inspiring stories from the pros who produced them

• Frequent happy hours and networking time in the evenings

Previous Immersion students include multiple Pulitzer Prize winners, Best of Photojournalism winners, the current senior White House Photographer, editors, marketing professionals, educators, students, working professionals, and freelancers. This is the workshop where you'll learn to effectively plan and develop your story, and save time on your workflow, while increasing the quality of your pieces.

Register online now, here, and don't forget to follow Multimedia Immersion on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and news throughout the year!