Students’ first Missions Multimedia Storytelling packages

Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 5600, ƒ/5.6, 1/100

I have had a great week in Kona, Hawaii, teaching Sébastien Pannatier and Jessie Toney Multimedia Storytelling.

Dennis Fahringer, pictured above on the left, is the YWAM School of Photography 2 leader that invited me to teach.

Neither student had ever shot video on their cameras. They had never plugged an external microphone into their cameras. The students had never done this type of storytelling before.

Now the subjects were unavailable whenever we needed them, and we had to work around their availability, which could have been the deal breaker for these stories. Still, through persistence, they each could do formal sit-down interviews and capture their stories.

Like everyone who has done a project like this and our first one, we wish we all had more b-roll in the end. I told the students that I had never felt like I had enough b-roll on any project.

Rather than me making you read a lot, here are their first projects. Please let them know by commenting below if you have some words of encouragement as they leave for Rio De Janeiro next week to spend a month capturing stories around the Olympics.

Produced by Jessie Toney

Produced by Sébastien Pannatier