Storytelling and media editing workshop planned for Grady students

Jeff Greenberg and Wes Plate will host a series of lectures and workshops on storytelling and media editing for Grady College students. These events are scheduled Oct. 23-25 and will take place in Studio 100 located on the first floor of the journalism building.

Greenberg and Plate are storytelling professionals who have traveled the country sharing their expertise with media students and other professionals. Greenberg specializes in the areas of editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression, after having nearly two decades of experience working as a post-production consultant and master instructor for Adobe, Apple and Avid. Plate is a freelance editor and founder of the software company Automatic Duck, which is a leading provider of timeline translation tools.

The schedule below is a list of the events that will take place over this three-day period. In between sessions, students will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with Greenberg and Plate about applications and programs, working in the business, how to edit film, etc. If students would like to attend lunch or dinner with Greenberg, Plate and Jim Biddle, senior lecturer at Grady College, please email Biddle at Students will need to pay for their own meal.

Event Schedule (subject to change):

October 23
11:00 a.m. at Studio 100
Documentary Editing Workflows with Jeff Greenberg

2:30 p.m. at Studio 100
Recomposing Media with Wes Plate

4:00 p.m. at Studio 100
Student Q&A session

“Freelancer’s Burnout” and rules for the “15-second-film.” (Students must attend at least two sessions to participate. Prizes will be awarded.)

October 24
10:30 a.m. at Studio 100
After EFX with Wes Plate

2:00 p.m. at Studio 100
Thousands of Frames: Video Color Correction Strategies for Photographers with Jeff Greenberg

3:30 p.m. at Studio 100
Getting Started in the Business, Student Q&A and hands-on help with participants on their 15-second films.

October 25
11:00 a.m. at Studio 100
The final session with Plate and Greenberg. Premier of 15-second films and critiques.

Prizes awarded.

This event is sponsored by The Hearst Foundation Visiting Professionals Fund, UGA Filmmaking Union and The 136.

More details can be found on the Storytelling and Media Editing event website.

Date: October 14, 2015
Author:  Glenda Dowdy,
Contact:  Jim Biddle,