UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns in-person on Nov. 4
UNI’s Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop returns on Nov. 4 for expert media panels and demonstrations. The day-long event offers participants seven workshop sessions to choose from and a keynote discussion with the co-director of the 2022 film “Kinnick: The Documentary.”
Fast Forward 2022
This year’s media workshop will feature the following sessions:
- Covering the News for Media Outlets
- Capturing and Editing Creative Content
- How to Improve On-Air Skills
- Producing Live Multi-Camera Broadcasts
- Sports Media Coverage
- Creating Long-Format Media (Shows, Documentaries and Films)
- Drones and New Technology
The panel of 20 media experts includes Nicole Agee, the Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter of KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids; Kelsey Hammer Parks, Emmy Award-winning creator at Kelsey Hammer Productions in Waterloo; Tyler Brinegar, producer and director for Iowa PBS; Zach Everman, founder of Pixel Labs in Cedar Falls; and Brad Wells, announcer for ESPN, NBC Chicago, Iowa PBS and FloHoops.
The keynote speaker is UNI alum Christopher Cook, co-director of “Kinnick: The Documentary,” a feature-length historical documentary about 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. Since receiving his bachelor of arts in electronic media from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008, Cook has run Brainroot, his company in Kansas City where he produces both creative content and documentary media. In addition to delivering the keynote speech, Cook will host a free screening and audience discussion about his Kinnick film in Lang Hall the night before the Fast Forward event.
Fast Forward is open to high school, community college and university students and staff at no cost, and a free lunch is provided. The annual Fast Forward event and the documentary showing are both sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication and Media and the Iowa Broadcasters Association Foundation. Register on the Fast Forward website.
Christopher Martin, Professor, Department of Communication and Media, 319-273-6985, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Braley, Instructor, Department of Communication and Media, 319-273-2501, email@example.com