2016 - Spring: Production & Publication: Vice Video Journalism

Course Number: JOUR-UA 302.002

Day & Time: Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: 20 Cooper Square, 652

Instructor: BJ Levin

Welcome to VICE Video Journalism! VICE on HBO is an Emmy Award-winning news magazine series exploring news, culture, and current events from all around the world, highlighting the absurdity of the human condition. The dynamic documentary-style news magazine series, with an often unorthodox and original perspective, is about to launch its fourth season.

The aim of this advanced video journalism elective is to sharpen your individual reporting, shooting and editing skills, in the mission of producing immersive team-based assignments that reflect VICE’s distinctive approach to storytelling.

Throughout the semester, there will be 3 two-minute field assignments and 2 longer pieces that you are expected to complete with a rotating team of students assigned to the roles of producer/director, on-air correspondent, production coordinator, camera, and editor.

The course will require students to produce video journalism that is original, visual compelling and informative.

Every class, distinguished video journalists from VICE will visit to discuss their work and production techniques. The aim of these in-class guests will not be to lecture, but to have a conversation.