The Kalish Workshop: Storytelling Through Visual Editing, 24-30 June 2018, USA

Publish Date: Mar 01, 2018

Deadline: Apr 01, 2018

Event Dates: from Jun 24, 2018 12:00 to Jun 30, 2018 12:00

The Kalish Workshop: Storytelling Through Visual Editing 2018, USA

About workshop

The Kalish Workshop is an inspirational and intense five-day experience in editing visual storytelling. It is designed to benefit anyone who touches photography with a narrative storyline for online and print. It is a hands-on, collaborative learning environment with daily in-depth discussions and exercises about the best practices to edit, produce and publish successful multimedia and interactive stories. Most faculty attend every session and are accessible to participants (AKA Kalish Kampers) the entire week, making the workshop unique and rewarding in a casual environment. Faculty includes Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning editors: Brian Storm, Geri Migielicz, Sue Morrow, Kenny Irby, Mark Edelson, Randall Greenwell and Scott Sines. Additional leaders in visual storytelling will also join the workshop during the week.

The Kalish embraces multimedia storytelling across platforms while staying grounded in the foundations of picture editing and photojournalism. Participants discuss and problem-solve tough ethical issues, how to select the best pictures, how to effectively sequence and help solve riddles for successful user generated content.

Priorities of the week. The workshop focus is how to establish narrative, select media mix (stills and/or video), post-production techniques and interactive storytelling in non-linear editing. A mix of lectures, hands-on exercises, critiques and group discussions create a stimulating learning experience. Participants will decide how to edit and present a story for various online platforms as well as how to present a complex story in print.

All sessions embrace picture editing: what is visually compelling, why stills may work instead of video, what is good video. Audio is the cornerstone to great multimedia. Participants will learn how to approach audio to achieve the best results.

The end goal: The workshop engages participants to develop an exceptional eye for excellence in visual editing, its value, the process and its purpose in the workplaces of the participants.


Coming from all corners of the world with diverse backgrounds, Kalish participants have varied experience: radio, non-profit organizations, traditional newsrooms, designers, freelance photographers and editors who work directly with image sequencing, audio and video storytelling. Graduate students and educators also benefit.

This is not a workshop about the tools; this is a workshop about storytelling where content is Queen. All content is provided for the exercises.

It is advantageous for chosen participants to have working knowledge (the ability to do basic functions) in Adobe Premiere and InDesign, but a working knowledge in at least Final Cut, Premiere and/or InDesign is acceptable. Working knowledge of the tools will deepen the experience of the workshop. Participants who don't know the basics are strongly encouraged to do online training before attending. The registration fee is $850. Applications require a deposit of $100. Balance is due on April 30.

Several scholarships for the 2018 workshop are available. Applicants who indicate a financial need in their application form will be considered.

The Facility

Rochester Institute of Technology, located in the Rochester suburb of South Henrietta – hosts the workshop in state-of-the-art computer labs in School of Photographic Arts' Gannett Hall. Free WiFi is available throughout the campus.
NOTE: Bring a raincoat as Rochester can be rainy in June.


On campus: Dorm rooms at the Global Village residential comples are arranged in five-person suites with individual bedrooms, shared living areas and shared bathrooms. Rates are around $40 per night, with a $16 charge for linens and towels. The suites are air-conditioned with free wi-fi access, kitchens, meeting areas and laundry facilities. You can find more information and photos on the Global Village site.

Off campus: Located just outside the RIT campus, the Radisson Rocester Airport Inn offers rooms for about $110/night. The hotel offers a shuttle to the airport and to campus, but expect a longer walk to the workshop facilities.


RIT is located within 7 miles of the Rochester International Airport. If you are arriving by plane, you can take a taxi from the airport to the campus. The taxi fare is approximately $20. If you are arriving by bus or train, you should choose the destination of Rochester, New York and take a taxi from the train station or bus terminal to the campus. The ride will be about 20-30 minutes and the taxi fare will vary. There are rental cars available at both the airport and train station if you would rather rent a car.

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