Department of Communication Events
UWTV will premiere Media Space, a multiplatform collaboration with UW's Master of Communication in Digital Media, on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. The series is hosted by Hanson Hosein, award-winning TV correspondent and MCDM director. This 30-minute primetime interview program will engage groundbreaking thought leaders in technology, entrepreneurship, community and entertainment on where we are headed in the future of media and storytelling. Scheduled to appear during the series are industry trend-setters like Ben Huh of the Cheezburger Network, Elan Lee of Fourth Wall Studios, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation executives.
Media Space will air live online, complemented by real-time engagement with participants through Livestream and Twitter. It will also broadcast in prime time on UWTV. This series promises to hit the hot-button topics of this Digital Media Age and explain why they have such wide-reaching consequences.
Communicators have more tools than ever to deliver a message. Strong, color images are no longer prohibitively expensive to create and YouTube makes video distribution as easy as sending a letter. Social media networks can help you create a community around your message and get the word out efficiently and economically.
With new tools, however, come new challenges. It can feel like you're constantly falling behind. Get caught up on the opportunities available to you with this hands-on series of workshops hosted by the University of Washington Department of Communication and the Common Language Project, designed specifically for Communication alumni.
Social Media Saturday
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Kick your social media skills up a notch by learning how today’s top communicators are using social media in broadcast, PR, government, politics, nonprofits, marketing, and higher education. This daylong series of seminars will include lunch and time for networking.
Photography in the Digital Age: How to Shoot Powerful Images for the Web
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Everyone knows how to snap a picture. But in an age when visual communication dominates our world, the ability to compose and distribute a powerful image online is as vital a skill in business as it is in our personal lives. This workshop will teach you to compose beautiful still photos and video, and help you build technical skills in editing and online distribution. You'll learn how to use advanced features of point and shoot and digital SLR cameras, the basics of photo editing software, and tools for sharing your photos online and using them to build a powerful web presence.
Video Bootcamp: How to Shoot, Edit, and Upload Video to the Web
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Video is fast becoming a 'lingua franca' for web communication. Whether you're in PR, business, the nonprofit sector, or journalism (or you're just dreaming of YouTube fame) skills in shooting, editing and posting video to the web are increasingly vital. This workshop will teach you those skills, whether you've never picked up a video camera in your life, or you're looking to hone the skills you already have. Beginners will learn to shoot simply but effectively using affordable Flip cameras and edit using basic software that comes free on most computers. Advanced participants will learn to shoot with prosumer HD cameras, edit in Adobe Premiere and compress their high quality videos for distribution on the web.
Alumni: $35/event or $75 for the series
Public: $70/event or $150 for the series
Registration for this series will be available soon at http://www.washington.edu/alumni/events/index.html. If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder to register sign up here >>
SAVE THE DATE! University of Washington's Communications Chair David Domke and Master of Communication in Digital Media Director Hanson Hosein are taking their expertise on the road and will be in the Bay Area on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Please join fellow alums for an evening of conversation on "The Storyteller Uprising: Trust and Persuasion in the Digital Age." More details to come on the University of Washington Alumni website at www.washington.edu/alumni/events.
Location: Communications Building
Events include mentor lunches, a networking event and resources fair and workshops designed to help students find their way in an increasingly challenging workplace.
Save the date: The Department’s second annual silent auction and short live auction
Thursday, April 21, 2011
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Center for Urban Horticulture
Join us to support students, connect with alumni, and hear about our vision. If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder when registration for the event begins, please sign up here >>
A Pacific Northwest-based network of content creators, technologists, entrepreneurs and community leaders (aka representing the "Four Peaks" of Innovation, Community, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment) collaborating on ideas, projects and platforms that support innovation, storytelling, a sustainable economy and strong social capital.
On September 20, MCDM collaborated with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to co-host the live feed from TEDx Change (featuring Melinda Gates and TED founder Chris Anderson speaking in New York City). Bill Gates Sr. spoke at the Seattle event. Prior to showing the feed in Kane Hall, MCDM hosted a free networking breakfast for attendees. MCDM used this event to formally announce Four Peaks. Building off of the great success of TEDx Seattle (http://tedxseattle.com/), MCDM decided to create a "brand" specific to our part of the world. Four Peaks seeks to address an urgent need in our region: how to connect idea generators with technology innovators in a way that establishes the Pacific Northwest as a living, breathing communications and media laboratory for the 21st century to the benefit of its citizens, and the world. The anticipated date of this major event is sometime in October 2011. The event organizers will be working closely with the region's business, non-profit, film and music communities. Stay tuned to the TEDx Seattle (http://tedxseattle.com/) site for more information.