What to bring
Tools you will need to attend the The Advanced StoryTelling Workshop
The most important tool you’ll need isn’t really a tool, it’s an attitude!
Come ready to learn and leave your ego behind.
Taking the art of storytelling to the next level is the goal of this program.
Once accepted as a participant for the Advanced Storytelling workshop you should come ready to work. Pack as if you are preparing for a week on the road for your station/newspaper. Bring a variety of casual clothing. You will need to rent a car to get around for your assignments.
You’ll shoot SEVERAL packages during the week. Photojournalists must bring their own camera and editing gear, lav, and a wireless if possible. A tripod is essential and a battery powered portable light will be useful, as well as a camera rain cover. Don’t forget to pack you charger and headphones. A laptop computer for writing and research, with WIFI capabilities, is helpful but not necessary. WIFI is available at Texas State and The Embassy Suites. The Internet is essential for your story research. Assignments are turned in on a DVD, so make sure your laptop is capable of burning completed stories to disc. You must bring your own blank DVDs for those assignments.
Bring at least three of your stories for critiquing on a DVD or on your laptop. One story should be your “best work to date” an another should be “one that got away” – a story that didn’t turn out as well as you’d hoped. Bring other stories you’d like critiqued; there will be several opportunities for one-on-one critiques with the faculty.
Come prepared to work.
Please make sure you are familiar with your editing equipment before you get to the workshop.