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.
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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.
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.
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 Adjunct Professor for the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, author for the Photofocus and CreativeCOW websites, and an Adobe Certified Professional in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Video Design. In his spare time, Andy creates video tutorials on his YouTube channel.
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.
Angela Andrieux, Product Evangelist at Mylio, is a fine art photographer who loves helping others organize, edit, and protect their photos. The majority of images in her 92k+ collection feature landscapes, cityscapes, and family.
In the past 20 plus years I have worked in Radio, Film, TV, politics and more. I love everything about cameras and how taking pictures can change and impact lives. My motto in life is to make life around me more positive. If I can do that while holding a camera, I will always have a smile on my face.
Besides making pictures in both photography and film, I have worked as an account executive for Atomos and Westcott lighting and currently manage all of North America for Rotolight. The best part of what I do is helping filmmakers and photographers go to the next level in their craft.
I have taught at various conferences such as NAB, Photoshop World, WPPI, PPE, Adobe Max, Sundance and more.
I’ve tech edited books on Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator & Motion. I’ve worked with Oscar and DGA winning Directors. I feel so fortunate to have worked on the most amazing projects with some of the most talented and award winning filmmakers in the world. If creative arts wasn’t enough, I have held and continue to hold several leadership positions within my community.
Kevin Ames is among the first generation of ENG photographers in television. His video career started the same day the station he was working for tore out their film processor. He has worked in local news, commercial production, scripting advertisements as well as being the voice of a CBS affiliate. His career moved into still photography. He has had a decades long career in studio photography both with film and as a very early adopter of digital capture. He revisited his love of video with the Canon 5D Mk II. He’s been providing still and video photography to his clients ever since.
For over 30 years Dave Cross has been helping creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, WPPI, ShutterFest, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has taught online courses for Kelby One, Creative Live and Photoshop Cafe. He offers online training at learningphotoshop.cc.
Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and in 2016, 2017 and 2019 was named a MAX Master Instructor.
A certified instructor for Adobe and Apple, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had great interest in visual communications. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine who named him as one of the Top Producers of 2004. Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has been the Program Manager for the Post|Production World Conference since 2003. Rich is an internationally published author. His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshop’s application in the world of video. He is also a contributing author for From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Final Cut Pro On the Spot and Professional Web Video. A Master’s Degree in Project Management fills out Rich’s broad spectrum of experience. Rich enjoys traveling and digital photography, as well as teaching his kids the joys of science fiction and comic books.
Rich is an internationally published author. His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshop’s application in the world of video. He is also a contributing author for From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Final Cut Pro On the Spot and Professional Web Video. A Master’s Degree in Project Management fills out Rich’s broad spectrum of experience. Rich enjoys traveling and digital photography, as well as teaching his kids the joys of science fiction and comic books.
Luisa Winters is an Adobe Premiere Master Instructor, an Adobe Certified Instructor, and an Apple Certified Trainer. She is an accomplished videographer, editor, 3D animator, and graphics designer. Her compositions have been seen on broadcast TV as well as in private video productions. She has created and edited scores of video and web projects for dozens of corporate, government, and educational, commercial, and private clients. An accomplished nonlinear editor and instructor, Luisa has conducted training sessions and master classes for Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Captivate, and Encore DVD.
A Private Pilot and a UAS Pilot, Luisa has led sessions and workshops in almost every U.S. state and in several countries across the world. She has been a featured speaker at NAB and other national and international conferences every year since 2005.
Join adjunct marketing professor, marketing expert, industry leader, and national key note speaker/presenter, Rhea Allen, as she provides this class based on her nearly 20 years of experience as a Co-founder, President/CEO of an award-winning creative and digital marketing/ad agency that has performed professional marketing and creative production services all over the world, Peppershock Media, www.Peppershock.com She and her team will often hire freelancers to add to her team and works with creatives from many different capabilities and talents based on their client’s needs.
Rhea is also the host of the Marketing Expedition Podcast and the founder of The Marketing Expedition Community, www.TheMarketingExpedition.com an online subscription-based platform where members gain invaluable insights, the latest trends in marketing, forum support, ideas and inspiration for building brands and bottom lines. She has a distinct style in which she provides encouragement, ‘ coaching, and feedback. She promotes a supportive environment and facilitates the creative process with many varying perspectives while participants pursue their goals of successful personal and/or professional brand creation. Rhea and her husband Drew Allen who is also the co-founder of Peppershock Media, have two teenage boys and they enjoy the great outdoors together.
Jefferson Graham is a Los Angeles based writer-photographer, the host of the travel photography series PhotowalksTV on YouTube and the iPhone
Photo Show podcast. He is a former USA TODAY columnist.
As the Community Manager at Ecamm Network, Doc Rock is a Creator on a serious mission to remove the friction of the creation process. His 4-decade career expands over several industries, including TV, Radio, Film, and Podcasting. Intently focused on making content creation accessible to all skill levels, audiences love Doc’s practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally.
Winslow Porter is an award-winning director, producer and creative technologist specializing in virtual/augmented reality as well as large-scale immersive installations. His work focuses on embodying the unique timescales of non-human organisms, through various emerging technologies. He is a Cultural Leader at the World Economic Forum, a seven-time mentor at the New Museum Incubator, an adjunct NYU Tisch professor and a founding member of ONX Studio in New York City.
Along with Elie Zananiri he is an artist-in-residence at the Smallhold Mushroom farm in Brooklyn, creating an immersive experience featuring the first volumetric mushroom time-lapse called Forager, featured at SIGGRAPH 2022, Unreal Fest 2022 and premiered at SXSW 2023 this past March. Previously, Winslow formed the pioneering, new media studio the New Reality Company in 2016 with Milica Zec, creating the critically-acclaimed cinematic VR experiences Giant and Tree. These experiences have been shown across the globe at events like Sundance, Tribeca Immersive, TED, The World Economic Forum in Davos/Tianjin, UN General Assembly and NAB.
As Head of Community at Scenery.Video, Liza is passionate about helping customers make the best use of Scenery’s web-based collaborative video editor which is designed to speed up and simplify the video workflow for teams. A professional video editor herself, Liza brings her passion and experience from NBC Sports to help Scenery users— both professional editors and those newer to video— make the exact video they’re looking for in a quick and collaborative way.
Rachel is an avid stargazer, explorer, and traveller. Her photography is deeply inspired by the night sky, and the stories it tells. She utilizes a series of techniques to capture her starry landscape images, turning hints of light into detailed scenes of our place on Earth. Rachel is a member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective, and a PhotoPills Master. She teaches workshops from her home in the Canadian Rockies, Norway, and Ireland.
Jen started her journey with social media in 2016 with her own platforms and expanded her experience base with various businesses throughout the years. Her passion for helping others find their voice in the world and also on social media has been a lifelong adventure for her. Jen’s personal brands and platforms are centered around health, wellness, fitness, and coffee as she is certified as a NASM CPT and Nutritionist. She specializes in social media management, content creation, social media strategy, and customer service. While Jen loves creating content around health and wellness, her favorite form of content involves coffee or her 11lb dog Jack.
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*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.
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Chat with other Visual Storytelling Conference attendees directly within the app within the Attendee section of the platform.
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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.
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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.