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Video Seminar for DSLR and news video journalists hosted by Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA)

Khai Le


When:  Sunday, November 4:  9:15AM-12:30PM

Where: Culver City Veterans Memorial Complex Iksan Room

4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

(free onsite parking in adjacent lots)

Ever wondered how to make the compelling short news/documentary videos seen on websites and on TV?  Or where the opportunities are for landing your first job, or furthering your career?  

What could be better than PPAGLA hosting a seminar with our own experts in the field?  We will have award winning LA Times photographers, Myung Chung and Mel Melcon,  who have successfully transitioned from stills to shooting video and award winning news video photographers David Fernandez (formerly NBC) and Arturo Quezada (Chief Photojournalist/ Univision.)

This not to be missed seminar includes: 

Myung Chun: staff photographer, Los Angeles Times. Chun began his photography career at the Los Angeles Daily News in 1988, and joined the Times in 1999. Since 2007, he has been a videographer. He found video to be a natural extension of his photography and he fully embraced the technological change. In 2011, He won a national Emmy for a team project about innocent victims of gang violence. Today, he splits his time between still and video assignments. 

Mel Melcon: staff photographer, Los Angeles Times.  A graduate of Long Beach State, Melcon started out with the Los Angeles Times as a summer intern in 1984 and has been there ever since.  After working at the paper on a freelance basis for over 10 years, he was hired as a staff photographer in 1996.  Melcon likes to capture the offbeat and funny side of life in his images and he creates compelling narratives about daily life. 

David Fernandez:  28 year KNBC-TV videographer.  Fernandez was a part of the special assignment department where he won his most prestigious national awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards and a Peabody Award. He also earned many Los Angeles Emmy Awards, Golden Mike Awards and Press Photographer of Greater Los Angeles Awards.  After leaving KNBC-TV in 2009, he stepped into the freelance world.  Fernandez has been a member of PPAGLA for over 35 years.  He led the organization as president from 2012 through 2013 focusing much of his energy to help high school and college students.

Arturo Quezada: Chief Photojournalist, Univision Los Angeles:  With over 30 years experience in television, Quezada has held numerous positions in the industry. 23 of his years have been at Univision where he has been Univision Network News Videographer and Editor.  Additionally, he was Operations Manager for Univision Corporate where he taught editing, videography, newsroom workflow and storytelling.  Recipient of 10 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, 16 RTNA Golden Mike Awards,  5 - time PPAGLA Videographer of the Year, and is an NAHJ and Associated Press Award winner. 

In the seminar, we will learn the process involved in shooting short 1-5 minute videos from concept to finished product.  Our panelists will show some of their work and discuss such topics as what type of shots to use in different situations….establishing shots, tight, wide, pans, zooms, b-roll, editing techniques, subject placement, integrating still images, titles, equipment, lighting and the importance of sound.

Career opportunities will also be discussed!

Each panelist will present their work and field questions from the audience.

FREE for PPAGLA members and non-members!