Learn  |  Professionals  |  Workshop Multimedia Storytelling Workshop with Uwe H. Martin

Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA) 1b, rue du Centenaire , 3475 Dudelange , Luxembourg
From 2021.09.13 09:00
to 2021.09.19 18:00
Uwe H. Martin
Normal: 210€ Reduced: 105€
Number of participants:
English, German



The seven days intense multimedia storytelling foundation workshop propose to discover the new world of Digital Storytelling through the creation of your own short web-documentary.

The participants will work in teams of two on their own short form character-driven web-documentary. They will experience how to record sound and interview, use moving, still images, and edit a short web documentary. By the end of the intense hands-on workshop, each team will have a film produced.


Public : Professional photographers, professional directors, writers, students in photography/audiovisual.

Infos & registration : mylene.carriere@cna.etat.lu
T. +352 52 24 24 702

The theory:

Introduction of Multimedia Storytelling and Web-Documentaries

Why tell stories in new formats?

How is it different from traditional media like reportage photography, radio and TV?

What is character driven storytelling?

What does it mean to build an arc of multiple outlets for the story?

The praxis:

Story preparation – Research. “What is a good story and how do you tell it?”

Audio – How to record high quality audio with different types of microphones.

Interview – How to approach subjects in order to end up with strongest and most personal stories

Video – All things tech. Understanding how cameras work and how to use them under different circumstances.

Story boarding – Plots and storylines. This is where the magic happens!

Editing – Workflows and editing. Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro.

Video created during the 2019 edition of the workshop.



Day 1:

Introduction of multimedia storytelling and web documentary
The power of sound
Sound recording: equipment, problems, planing
Interview training for web documentaries


Day 2:

Photo-reportage vs. Documentary Film vs. Web Documentary
Theory of seeing and film
Filming with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, advantages and pains
Production planing
Story development for the participants projects in the group
Evening: participants begin filming their web documentaries


Day 3:

„In The Blink of an Eye“
Participants further define the story of their web documentary and present it to the group
Afternoon / Evening: shooting the web documentary


Day 4:

Continue shooting the web documentary
Organizing of material
Start of the editing


Day 5:

Editing of participants projects
Raw Cut


Day 6:

Editing of participants projects
Raw and Fine Cut
Final Edit of participants projects


Day 7:

Export and show
Wrap Up


If we have time: Consulting on personal projects and further development
Every day: Analyzing web documentaries


Video created during the 2019 edition of the workshop.