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Fellowship Programme in Video Story-telling (Delivered Online)

9.9 SoC, together with International Centre for Journalists (, is offering a six-week fellowship programme in Video Story-telling - delivered as a hands-on, interactive, online course.

Two separate Fellowship programmes are being offered – one delivered in English and the other in Hindi.
  • The programme will run from December 2, 2013, to January 10, 2014
  • Qualified candidates will receive a full scholarship
  • The best participants will win a week-long coaching session with a video collaborator for The New York Times’ India Ink.
This course is open to journalists, bloggers, communications professionals and students. It is designed for anyone who wants to learn to tell compelling video stories – a key skill for media and communications jobs.

The course will cover the basics of shooting and editing a video story. All you need to participate is internet access, and a simple video camera or phone/device with video and audio capabilities. The instructor will provide one-on-one mentoring.

By the end of the course, you will know how to produce a compelling report that combines video, sound and storytelling.

Programme Objectives:

You will learn the fundamentals of image composition, as well as basic shooting, editing and sound-recording techniques, through practical exercises. Instructors – whether working in English or Hindi – will provide weekly critiques of videos. By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Create a well-composed still image
  • Frame a portrait/interview shot
  • Apply the rule of thirds to pictures and video
  • Sequence video shots to illustrate action
  • Edit audio into videos
  • Add narration to videos
About the English Instructor: Pierre Kattar (Lead instructor) is an Emmy award winning video journalist and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C., and Paris, France. He is president of Pierre Kattar LLC. Previously, he worked as a video journalist for the Washington Post Digital and as a web developer for Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. He has been an adjunct lecturer on video storytelling at Northwestern University’s Medill News Service.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • Simple video camera or phone/device with video and audio capabilities

How to Apply

The deadline for applications for the course is 11:59 pm IST on November 25, 2013.

To apply, please follow these steps:
Click to apply. Application fee: Rs 1000. This can be paid directly through the payment gateway or through a Demand Draft in the name of ‘Nine dot nine mediaworx pvt. ltd.’ The DD needs to be couriered to the following address:

9.9 School Of Communication 
Sri Aurobindo Society Campus,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Adhichini, New Delhi -110017 

For more information, please email or call +91 – 9717999610.


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