REC. is a talent network for digital storytellers. It's our goal to train and launch tomorrow's media talent. In order to do this we organize two postgraduates: a functional one in 'Digital Content & Journalism' (Arteveldehogeschool) and an experimental one in 'Digital Storytelling' (KASK-School of Arts). Here's what our students are creating this year.
You may or may not know this, but REC. is teaming up with Chase, a Belgian community for digital storytellers. Chase's community team is teaching the REC. students in both postgraduates how to make engaging social videos for Facebook. Finding ideas, scripting, dslr filming, editing in Première Pro, motion graphics in After Effects and colour grading... it's all in there.
On their website Chase posts more in-depth longreads on Urban Lifestyle. The REC. postgraduate not only contains a course on making and publishing a well-made longread. You will also learn how to make sure your longread will reach your targeted audience by using SEO and developing a good Content Strategy. There are a whole lot of stock photos available on the internet if you want to add an image to your article, but you can also make your own. You will also gain some photography and Photoshop skills during the courses.
If you follow Chase on Instagram you've probably seen their Instagram Stories. If you know how, Instagram Stories can be really powerful for photo stories. Apart from Instagram, there are a lot of ways of telling live stories, that you've probably heard of but don't know how to use them exactly. Like Facebook Live for example. After the postgraduate you will be ready to experiment with all different kinds of live storytelling formats.
Virtual Reality (VR) lets you tell really immersive stories. You can make people see the world through your own eyes, you can give them the feeling that they're there with you. In the class about VR, you'll learn how to implement VR as a storytelling tool. You'll get the opportunity to try on some VR glasses with the latest documentaries and campaigns in it. You'll even have time to conceptualize and make a short VR story yourself.
Vlogger and new member of the Chase team, Mike Pro, will tell you everything you need to know about vlogging. How to create a scenario for your vlog, which material to use, how to get the right shots and much more. This video already gives you a good look at what you can expect from his class.
Ready to start your digital storytelling journey? On the 12th of February 2018 we'll kick off a new edition the postgraduate: Digital Content & Journalism @Arteveldehogeschool! Here you'll find all the practical information and how to register!
P.S. If February is to soon, in October you've got a new opportunity to start the postgraduate. The postgraduate Digital Storytelling @KASK starts in September. Find out more here.