VII Interactive: Workshop. You’ve Done the Work and Now What??
Instructor: Maggie Steber
Cost: $1500 USD
Duration: 32 Hours (see the class schedule here)
Class size: 12
Skill level: Advanced Amateurs and Professionals
Editing and Sequencing Long Form Projects To Give Them Meaning.
A 7-Day Workshop with Maggie Steber
This workshop is for advanced and serious enthusiast photographers who have completed a long term project and need help with editing and sequencing ideas. This is one of the most perplexing challenges in finalizing something you have worked on over time. What are the best photographs? How should they be sequenced to make a statement and speak to the audience? What is the final format for the work? Photographers understand that long term projects can put them on the map. Spending more time on a project makes for better work and a more intense learning experience by the photographer. The work has time to mature and take on more meaning, and we become better at articulating its purpose in a more meaningful way. The next big challenge is putting it together in a way that enables it to work its magic, appeal to editors and an audience, and garner interest for publication. This is what we will concentrate on together.
Our aim is to create a final product that surprises, impresses, moves the heart and mind, informs, stops people in their tracks, and captures the attention of editors and publishers.
We will discuss and research creating a more critical and richer backdrop of innovative presentation. When fitting we will look for ways to connect the work to a more universal idea. We will write and talk about the work, brainstorming on its meaning, its purpose, and its audience. These are some of the key elements to your project’s success. Almost all photographers want to make a book. What kind of book? How big and how many pages? Who is the best publisher? How much will it cost? Would your work shine more in some other format that transcends the book? Is there a way to make the work more accessible to a wider viewing public? We will consider various ways to go beyond the book to create a livelier presentation and a more memorable experience.