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21st June 2017 Laurie Kremer

Conference Catch Up — Rob Glass

In this one-to-one and short teaser video, Rob Glass, Course Leader at Flotilla Video Training, gives us an overview of his sessions at AMA conference 2017 — The Value of Everything.

Tell us your story in under 50 words.

I’m a BBC-trained video journalist. Out filming I often see alternative and arguably more powerful stories out of the corner of my eye going untold because there’s no budget. This seems wrong. So now I show people how to capture these stories for themselves (using iPad/iPhone video).

How does this year’s AMA conference theme — The Value of Everything — speak to you?

The poet Muriel Rukeyser said “The Universe is made up of stories, not atoms.” She’s saying there’s a story behind everything. People engage with these stories and go on to do nice things as a result. So each story is valuable, and capturing them (using video?) transforms them into currency.  

What are the three key things delegates will take away from your sessions?

Session 1 : The concept

  • Delegates will get a different perspective on the value of the stories that they are sitting on.
  • They will appreciate their team has the ability and capacity to reach new audiences by capturing these stories using iPad/iPhone video.
  • They will see how their values can be showcased every day in a way that people will engage with and react to.

Session 2: The practical session 

  • Participants will entertain the idea that the most important thing about video is not the camera, and how therefore iPads and iPhones are a perfect solution.
  • They will be shown how to film and film edit brilliantly using and an iPhone or iPad camera, as well as tips on how to chat to people effectively and embrace voice over.
  • The idea is that participants will leave with a clear idea of how they can start creating their own engaging video quickly and easily

What are you most looking forward to about AMA conference 2017?

As a video journalist I love stories. I know that the arts is a world full of stories – indeed capturing these stories is an art form in itself. I’m looking forward to immersing myself in this world along with the people who inhabit it and seeing where it takes me.

Find out more about the AMA conference 2017 programme and book your place.