Virtual Day - June 17
Join a community of creators and learn how to tell your story. Whether you are a budding photographer or an experienced digital storyteller, connect with like-minded individuals. The Visual Storytelling Conference is your chance to learn new skills, learn how to develop your hobby into a career, and expand your network.
Virtual attendees can register for FREE to attend a full day of live and interactive training sessions on June 17!
Upgrade to the Virtual Day VIP Pass for just $99 and receive the Visual Storytelling Conference session recordings for 180 days post event, along with other industry giveaways.
All In-person passholders will be automatically registered for the Virtual Day VIP pass and should not re-register.
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Juliana Broste, “TravelingJules,” is an 11x Heartland Emmy award winning Travel Video Journalist–a producer, shooter, writer, editor and host. Whether you spot her in front of the camera or behind the lens, you’ll recognize this fierce female filmmaker sporting pink lipstick and an armful of camera gear! She calls Denver, Colorado her home and her launchpad, where she springs off to adventures near and far. Maybe you’ve seen Jules on CNN Airport Network waiting for a flight. She’s also been spotted on networks like PBS, Local Now, Matador Network, Lonely Planet, USA TODAY, Viator and beyond. Jules recently got back from a round the world storytelling adventure as Bumble’s Global Connector Bee. Travel brands and tourism boards are big fans of Jules – her enthusiasm and joie de vivre make her vlogs a delight to watch. Jules is also a global Manfrotto Ambassador, always up to date on the latest camera tools and trends. She shares creative and technical tips on her website, The Video Hustle. Jules serves on the Board of Governors for the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is also a Travel Massive Colorado chapter leader. In her spare time, you’ll find Jules snowboarding in Vail where she is a certified instructor. Come along for the adventure with TravelingJules on Facebook, Instagram and on her travel vlog on YouTube. Happy travels!
Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional photographer, public speaker and experienced educator who has developed a highly recognized style of photography that has been widely circulated in major publications including National Geographic, Elle, and Travel + Leisure and is frequently displayed in fine art galleries and venues all over the world.
His passion for photography and education has led him to work in over 70 countries while collaborating with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism initiatives worldwide. With over 20 years of experience in photography, production, and education, Elia has given more than 200 keynotes and lectures at venues including Photokina, Photo Plus Expo, InterBee, Visual Storytellers Conference, Adobe Max, B&H Optic, Fujifilm Festival, Gulf Photo Plus, HIPA Dubai, National Geographic Aveiro, and Xposure International Photograph Festival, in addition to working with clients and companies including Instagram, Google, Fujifilm, Nikon, Adobe, Skylum, Wacom, CNet, and DJI Global.
He is also the founder of www.light.art, a publishing platform for photography NFTs.
Joseph “PhotoJoseph” Linaschke is a content creator, educator & YouTuber — he’s been shooting since the age of seven, teaching and presenting on stage to audiences around the globe for over 20 years, and runs an online resource for photo and video education at photojoseph.com Following an eight-year tenure at Apple as the lead presenter, producer and photographer for the Professional Applications Division, he stepped out on his own in 2009 to pursue all things photo and video.
Today you can find PhotoJoseph shooting still and video productions for clients ranging from global corporations and international rock stars to local restaurants and hotels in his hometown of Ashland, Oregon… speaking to schools and educators around the world on integrating photography and digital storytelling into the classroom, turning the camera into a powerful learning tool… teaching workshops on photography in person and online onLinkedInLearning.com…and every week, LIVE at YouTube.com/PhotoJoseph for PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment! You can find PhotoJoseph online as @PhotoJoseph just about everywhere…Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. You can also view a summary of all of Joseph’s projects at Joseph.info.
Eran has established a track record in helping designers to improve their skills with visual effects and motion graphics. He created a handful of online courses for LinkedIn Learning. Also acted as the Head of Motion Graphics Department in Shenkar for more than 12 years. You can find him right on the verge between geekiness and coolness.
Director/Producer Amy DeLouise creates high-impact nonfiction digital content and consults with leading companies on storytelling. With more than 400 productions to her credit, Amy is a leader in the field of short form digital storytelling and has garnered more than 40 creative excellence awards including Tellys, Peer, New York Festivals, Aurora, and CINE Golden Eagle. She was also honored with the Woman of Vision Leadership Award from Women in Film & Video (WIFV) of Washington, D.C. for her leadership in the industry. Amy launched the innovative pop-up event #GalsNGear focused on building community and diversity in the film and digital media communities. Amy is a Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning author with several popular titles and a half million views. Amy’s title The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press/Routledge) is being used in dozens of film and communications programs worldwide. Her new Focal Press book with co-author Cheryl Ottenritter is Nonfiction Sound & Story for Film and Video: A Practical Guide for Filmmakers. Both books are available at the NAB bookstore. Amy has a B.A. in English from Yale University. For more resources and tips from Amy, visit her website at www.amydelouise.com.
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro’s introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops, and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Disney, Canon, Sony, and other companies. He loves underwater videography and is a huge LEGO enthusiast.
Matthew Jordan Smith
Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Tokyo, Japan and working between Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. He has photographed some of the worlds most famous celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks and more. His advertising clients include Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Showtime and HBO.
In his spare time, Matthew focuses on personal projects, photo exhibits and book projects. To date, Smith has published three books, Sepia Dreams, Lost & Found, and Future American President.
Andy Ford is a Florida-based digital strategist and video producer with over 20 years of experience. His career has spanned the sports, news, corporate, and healthcare environments. He is an Adobe Certified Professional in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Video Design. Andy enjoys creating tutorials on industry software and is also an author for Photofocus and CreativeCOW.
Doug is a writer/producer based in Spokane with over twenty years of experience working with a wide variety of storytelling platforms, including feature films, podcasts, and multi-camera live streams. His portfolio includes projects for Google, YouTube and Salesforce. His work as a storyteller has taken Doug around the world, covering subjects at the highest levels of industry, entertainment and government.
Bokeh, his first feature film, was selected for IFP’s Independent Film Lab, acquired by Screen Media Films, screened at the 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival and enjoyed a theatrical run in the spring of 2017. It is now available on all major VOD platforms. Currently, Doug is developing several projects including a transmedia documentary about the adventures and sacrifices of a once top-secret cadre of American fighter pilots.
Vanelli is an educator, author, and a working sports and portrait photographer based on the east coast of Florida. His specialized photography programs have been taught on LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com, in workshops, lectures and in the Brevard County School District.
Currently, he is part of Skylum Software’s Education Development team, teaching workshops, and writing for Photofocus.
You can find out more about Vanelli at www.VanelliandFriends.com, or social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Currently, he is the Director of Education at Skylum Software, teaching workshops, writing for Photofocus and creating tutorials for the Vanelli and Friends series.
Frederick Van Johnson
Frederick Van Johnson is a photographer and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience working with many of the Fortune 500 companies that dominate the photography industry. A former United States Air Force Combat Photojournalist, today he is the Editor-in-Chief of the This Week in Photo (TWiP) podcast network, and former Chairman of the board for Brooks Institute. Frederick’s USAF unit was among the first in the US military to receive, and put into daily action, digital imaging technology and software. As a result, he was awarded the prestigious Air Force Commendation medal for his key role in facilitating the US Air Force transition from film-based imaging to digital. He is the “This Week in Photo” (aka TWiP) podcast and general manager of all related properties — TWiP remains one of the most popular photography media properties. Frederick left the military to study visual communication at the University of California, and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California — where he ultimately became Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
While at Apple, he was key in the development of iPhoto, Apple’s revolutionary photo management application. He went on to Adobe Systems, where he helped manage marketing for Lightroom and Photoshop.
Today Frederick lives in northern California, and continues to travel, podcast and practice photography whenever possible. He has also been spotted making aerial photographs with his drone.
Seth C. Polansky
Seth C. Polansky, a contracts, intellectual property, and start-up specialist, founded the professional firm Seth Polansky LLC in 2005. Through both this firm and his corporate experience, he has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding practice. In addition to working with private corporations, government and state agencies, he has counselled small businesses and artists in securing copyright, trademark and other intellectual property protection, and aided them in navigating contracts. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Contract and Procurement Law at the University of Maryland University College.
In his spare time, Seth is a programmer and bass player for his band blindtillnow, and works as a producer, composer, sound designer or location mixer/sound recordist on independent films. For more information on Seth, visit sethpolanskylaw.com.
Browse via Web Browser
We suggest you access your training sessions via the web browser for optimal experience.
Browse via Mobile
You can connect with attendees, speakers, and sponsors via the mobile app.
Attend via the FMC Event Platform!
1. Have you registered for the event? If not, please register here.
2. After a few minutes, log in to the FMC Platform using the same email address you just used to register on Eventbrite.
3. Set up your password.
4. Customize your profile – We’d love to see your headshot and bio!
5. Start creating your personalized agenda!
- Build your personal agenda
- Engage with speakers
- Connect with fellow attendees
- View session recordings post-event*
*VIP Pass holders will have streaming access to recordings of all sessions for 180 days post-event.
Upgrade to the Virtual Day VIP Pass for just $99 and receive the Visual Storytelling Conference session recordings for 180 days post event, along with other industry giveaways.
How to Watch a Session
- Log in to VSC Event Platform.
- Click “Program” on the left-hand menu to view all sessions.
- A “Join Live Stream” button will become active 15 minutes before the session starts.
For optimal viewing experience, we recommend that you watch sessions via your web browser.
Note: Access to Zoom sessions are available for both paid and free registrants. If you would like access to session recordings post-event, you must have a VIP pass. You may upgrade your pass here.
Step 1: Log in to use VSC's Event Platform to Access Your Sessions
We will use the Event Platform in order to stream live sessions & interact throughout the event.
You must log in with the same email used when registering on the Visual Storytelling Conference website.
Step 2: Build Your Personal Schedule
View all scheduled sessions within the Program section of the event platform.
Click on the plus signs to add sessions to Your Agenda.
You may also set up 5, 10, and 15 minute reminders for each session!
Step 3: Join The Live Stream
Click on each session to read the description and watch the livestream.
Each session will have a Join Live Stream link 15 minutes prior to going live. You will be prompted to launch Zoom.
Step 4: Interact with our Speakers During the Webinar
Once you are in the Zoom webinar, feel free to chat and ask questions!
The Chat is available for everyone to see, so type in where you’re from, or any technical issues you may have! An FMC representative will be monitoring the chat and will be able to assist you further.
The Q&A is available for any questions you would like to submit directly to the speaker, on the educational content presented.
Step 5: Connect with Attendees
Chat with other Visual Storytelling Conference attendees directly within the app within the Attendee section of the platform.
Send a request to Connect to start a conversation.
Step 6: Learn More About Our Speakers
Want to learn more about our production and post-production experts?
Browse through the Speaker section of the platform to learn more about their work, businesses, and websites!
Step 7: Interact with our Sponsors!
View Sponsor Profiles within the Virtual Expo to learn more about each company.
Visual Storytelling Conference FAQ
How do I attend virtually?
To attend the conference, login to VSC’s virtual platform via your web browser. The link will be available on May 5, 2023.
Just log in with the email you registered with! Have you registered via our website? If not, please register here.
How do I win raffle prizes?
Your VIP registration includes automatic entry to raffle prize drawings. Our sponsors have donated thousands of dollars worth of prizes, and you could be a lucky winner. All prize winner announcements will be made during networking activities and Evening Parties.
Are replays / recordings available? / I want to stream the recording of a session I did not attend, is that possible?
Recordings of all sessions are available only for VIP Pass holders!
We know there’s a lot of great training and you may want to watch it again. That’s why we offer recordings of all the classes.
VIP Pass holders will have streaming access to recordings of all sessions for 180 days post-event.
How do I access recordings?
You must have either the VIP Pass to access recordings!
Recordings of sessions will be posted within the description of each corresponding session in the event platform 2-weeks post-event.
Free registrants only have access to live sessions. Upgrade your pass to gain access to session recordings.
I’m a VIP, when do I get the plugins? / When do I get my serial numbers for software?
If you are a VIP Pass holder, you will receive access to one plug-in of your choice. If you are a VIP+ Pass holder, you will receive access to the full VIP software bundle post-event. We will send out software licenses once the conference concludes.
Can I build my own schedule?
Yes. We encourage you to log in before the event to create your personal schedule. Within the event platform, you can add sessions to your own agenda and set reminders 5, 10, or 15 minutes before the session.
Is there a downloadable PDF of the schedule?
No, we do not have a PDF of the schedule at this moment. Please inquire firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the VSC program.
Can I attend on my phone?
You can download the mobile version of the event platform, though we do recommend using the web browser version when attending live sessions!
Mobile users should be able to access the join links by requesting the desktop site.
Please use the following links for solutions!
Are tickets REALLY free?
Yes, the Visual Storytelling Conference is free to watch live.
If you’d like to have a library of all the training and some awesome software, be sure to check out VIP pass option. It also helps out the speakers too as the more people who buy, the more the speakers earn. Think of it as educational karma!
How do I watch live sessions?
All live sessions are delivered via Zoom.
Once signed in to the event platform, find the session you want in the Program section.
Live session links will become available 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
What do I need to attend this conference?
All you need to do is to make sure you’ve registered via the Visual Storytelling Conference website and have received a confirmation email. You will also need a reliable internet connection and browser to participate. Click here to test your internet connection.
The conference is live and presented on an interactive platform. Make sure to login with your registration email.
What do I do if the instructor is disconnected?
If the instructor is disconnected at any time during the session, please sit tight while they reboot; it should not take long. You will not be disconnected from the session. Moderators and tech support will be available to answer any questions.
What do I do if I get disconnected?
Reboot your system, and once you are reconnected to the Internet again, simply use the URL to gain re-entry to the session.