Video Journalism Workshop for Beginners

UPDATE: We have some directions and parking information for you if you’re attending the video workshop this Saturday. Also, we’re extending the RSVP deadline to Friday night. We are almost completely full but we have room for a few more people so let us know if you’d like to make it. Space is limited. RSVP to Ellen Lee at

The AAJA Journalism Workshop will be held in Room 308 on the third floor of the Humanities Building at San Francisco State University.

Here is a link with a campus map and directions to campus:

For those coming by Muni, the “M” stops right in front on 19th and Holloways as do the 28, 29 and 17 buses.

There is parking on Tapia and Lake Merced streets that won’t cost; otherwise you have to pay to park in the campus lots. It’s $5 for the day; lot.  Lot 19 is closest to the Humanities building.


Want to get started in video journalism? Got the print thing down but need some help understanding how to incorporate basic video into your reporting skills?

Come learn about the necessary tools and skills to become a multimedia journalist at AAJA’s video journalism workshop Saturday, Nov. 8 at San Francisco State University from 10 am to 1 pm. We’ll talk about the equipment you need and offer tips and resources on how to create a simple video news clip or blog post.

The workshop will be lead by Benny Evangelista, multimedia producer and business reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and Gary Reyes, photographer and video journalist at the San Jose Mercury News. You are welcome to bring a digital camera with video capturing capabilities to help yourself follow along. Some cameras will be available as well.

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Bagels and coffee will be served!

WHAT: AAJA Video Journalism Workshop
WHERE: San Francisco State University – Room 308 in the Humanities Building
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 8
TIME: 10 am to 1 p.m.

Please RSVP to Ellen Lee at


Benny Evangelista is a Multimedia Producer for the San Francisco Chronicle and helped usher in the paper’s groundbreaking foray into this new Internet medium when he posted The Chronicle’s first podcast in February 2005. He’s part of The Chronicle’s Multimedia Department, which produces podcasts, audio slideshows, Google Map mashups, databases, interactive timelines and other multimedia projects for the paper’s Web site,

Gary Reyes has worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News for the past 15 years. He has also worked at the Oakland Tribune and the Sacramento Bee. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento. His introduction into multimedia began with his use of audio narration during Hurricane Katrina coverage. He currently produces video segments on a daily basis for in conjunction with still photography for the print edition of the Mercury News.

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