The class is taught by Bob Sacha and Maisie Crow
Instructor Bob Sacha conceived, proposed and wrote Video Storytelling for the Web with CUNY Professor Sandeep Junnarker specifically for The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in the Fall of 2010. The first section was held in the Spring of 2011 and the class has had a waiting list ever since.
Bob Sacha is an award-winning freelance multimedia producer, documentary cameraman, internationally published photographer, multimedia and film editor and teacher based in New York City. He shoots and produces stories, conducts on-camera video interviews, shoots motion and stills, records and edits audio, video and stills and use the assets to edit and create the cinematic openings to web sites. He also teach these skills to students around the world.
As an independent storyteller, he has directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Starbucks, Apple, The Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundations, among other international clients.
He worked for two glorious years as one of two staff producers at the Emmy and Webby Award winning production studio MediaStorm. Here are some of the clients he worked with while a producer at MediaStorm.
He was awarded first place for multimedia stories in the Online News Association competition (MultiMedia Feature, Large Site) and the New York Photo Awards (MultiMedia/ Photo Video ) first place in the 2009 Editor & Publisher Photos of the Year contest for Video/ Multimedia more than 250,000 and was nominated for two National Documentary Emmy Awards. One of the projects he worked on also won a 2010 Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award.
For more than 25 years, he has been a globe trotting, award-winning photojournalist, working on contract for National Geographic, LIFE and Fortune magazines and freelancing for many, many publications and corporations. he’s totally in love with storytelling and the possibilities of new media and he’s lucky to work with an amazing team of creative people at CUNY.
Besides teaching video skills, video storytelling for the web and multimedia at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. he is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches video skills, photography and multimedia.
He is an instructor at the International Center of Photography (ICP)and He was nominated by the students at ICP for an “Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award. He also teaches summer workshops in multimedia storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops, The Santa Fe Workshops and the Tuscany Photographic Workshops in Italy. You can find a full workshop schedule on the teach page. He also taught super talented professionals at the MediaStorm Advanced Multimedia Reporting workshop and you can see some of the results of that teaching here and here and here.
The snap was made in St. Marks Square, Venice, Italy where he was teaching a workshop. Bob found that birds might sit on you but they seldom talk back. (photo by Carlo Roberti)
Maisie Crow is a photographer and multimedia producer based in Brooklyn. In 2012, her short film, Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now, won the Overseas Press Club Award for online video and was recognized by the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest, Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, and the Lumix Fotofestival. She was also selected as an Honorable Mention for Magenta Flash Forward.
In 2010, her multimedia project, A Life Alone, was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy and recognized in Best of Photojournalism. She attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
In 2009, she was the recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship and the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant for her photo project, Love Me. Her work has been screened at LOOKbetween, the Lumix Festival for young photojournalism, and the New York Photo Festival.
Maisie is a member of Razon Collective. She has done work for The Boston Globe, Bread for the World, MediaStorm, The New York Times, Robin Hood Foundation, Save the Children, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Maisie has taught as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and as a multimedia instructor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Maisie grew up in South Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies as well as studied as a graduate student at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.