NORD Photography

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Workshop Details
Instructor:
Bob Sacha
Location:
SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
Dates:
Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2017
Tuition:
Full: NOK 7700,-
Deposit: NOK 3700,-
Convert to: USD, EUR
What to bring:

You’ll be free to work in any media, with any device, from your phone to a DSLR to a video camera and/or audio recorder in this workshop. You need your laptop and editing software for your choisen media. We do recommend to bring an external hard-drive for bakc-up purposes. 

VISUAL STORYTELLING - CREATING COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA PIECES

Instructor: 

Bob Sacha

Dates: 

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

Location: 

SAGA – Inderøy - Norway

Whether you are a photographer who wants to start making and editing your own video, and find new ways to tell your stories, or if you are already working with video and want to improve your skills, this is the workshop for you.

Under the guidance of Bob Sacha, a former National Geographic photographer and Emmy Nominated Documentarian, you will enter a new world, discovering the amazing significance you can add to your visual storytelling by introducing sound and motion.

You’ll be free to work in any media, with any device, from your phone to a DSLR to a video camera and/or audio recorder to create a textured  story. The focus will be on storytelling, and how by mixing different platforms you will enhance the experience of your viewer.

On the first days of the workshop we will examine the tools to create a compelling video story using audio, video and/or stills. Through lectures, hands-on demos, in-class exercises and critiques, we learn the process of conducting an interview, shooting a video sequence and editing. We also discuss narrative structure, organisation, paper edits and production workflow. You will find, create and shoot a short documentary projects of your choosing, recording audio interviews, shooting video/stills and editing them into short one- to two-minute films for the web.

You are free to create any story you want. The workshop coincides with Trondheim Matfestival, one of the biggest food festivals in Norway, and you will  find many of the producers from the area around SAGA, are attending the festival. The festival happens in Trondheim, which is about an hour train ride away from our location at SAGA.

ABOUT BOB SACHA:
Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects.  In 2014 he shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming,  a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk  as the the director of photography for the New York TImes series, Living City, about  New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot, produced with Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. HIs new passion and focus is 360 Video/VR for journalism.

Bob has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award.

Bob who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University, is now a Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches the wildly popular Video Storytelling for the Web, social video, which helps students tailor their video for social media sites and the first VR/360 video class at any journalism school in the the NYC area. He also mentors students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on their interactive, hybrid and documentary film master’s projects. He’s lectured and taught workshops and classes at SVA, the International Center of Photography’s New Media Narratives, CAMERA, the Italian Center for Photography and around the world for National Geographic Expeditions.

Eight years ago, he leapfrogged into multimedia and film after winning a Knight Fellowship to Ohio University, where he studied web storytelling and documentary film and earned a master’s in visual communication.

In his past lives, Bob was a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine and a freelancer for more magazines than remain on newsstands. 

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 7.700,- (deposit NOK 3.700,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.
 
Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.
 
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
 

ACCOMMODATION:
SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organize alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.

There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.

MEALS:
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch is included in the accommodation fee.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. Dinner is not included.

Saga has a full liquor license.

PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS (breakfast/ lunch):
Shared double-room: NOK 990,- per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that also wants to share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below. 

Private room: NOK 1250,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart.

GETTING TO SAGA:

By Plane: The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA.

By Train: You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA.

Travel time to Røra by train from:
Oslo - 9 hours,
Trondheim - 2 hours,
Bodø - 9.5 hours,
Storlien (Sweden) - 3.5 hours.

For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell

By Car: Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

ESTIMATED TRAVEL TIME TO SAGA:
(Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA)

Oslo: 2 hours
Bodø: 2 hours
Copenhagen: 3 hours
Stockholm: 3 hours

New York: 12 hours (NYC – Oslo - Trondheim)

WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 2ND of August at 9AM. 

WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 6TH of August at 1PM.

CANCELATION RULES:
For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY:
Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:
Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.

NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 6.400,- (deposit NOK .2.400,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.
 
Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.
 
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
 

ACCOMMODATION:
SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organize alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.

There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.

MEALS:
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch is included in the accommodation fee.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. Dinner is not included.

Saga has a full liquor license.

PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS (breakfast/ lunch):
Shared double-room: NOK 990,- per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. 

Private room: NOK 1250,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart.

GETTING TO SAGA:

By Plane: The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA.

By Train: You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA.

Travel time to Røra by train from:
Oslo - 9 hours,
Trondheim - 2 hours,
Bodø - 9.5 hours,
Storlien (Sweden) - 3.5 hours.

For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell

By Car: Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

ESTIMATED TRAVEL TIME TO SAGA:
(Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA)

Oslo: 2 hours
Bodø: 2 hours
Copenhagen: 3 hours
Stockholm: 3 hours

New York: 12 hours (NYC – Oslo - Trondheim)

WHEN TO ARRIVE:
The workshop starts on the 2ND of February, at 9AM. 

WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop ends on the 5TH of February, at 1PM.

CANCELATION RULES:
For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY:
Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:
Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.

NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

INSTRUCTOR REPLACEMENT:
It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

Travel Information

  • We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.
  • Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
  • We suggest that you always have traveler's insurance.