Digital Storytelling I

Jannis Keil 

3. June 2021 6. June 2021

The course DIGITAL STORYTELLING I is aimed at photographers, photo and video artists, as well as students of these disciplines who want to learn from scratch how stories can be told most impressively on film: On the Internet, as an editorial piece, in exhibitions.

The four-day training DIGITAL STORYTELLING I will address questions such as: Why do I want to tell this particular story? What is the best way to convey my story? Which basic rules of cinematic storytelling do I have to consider for sound, image and editing? What is the best pace and narrative flow?

In addition to the development of the participants’ filmic and multimedia formats from the idea to the storyboard, the technical implementation plays a central role in the course. Two days will focus on content and design aspects, while another two days will provide a technical introduction to the editing and sound processing program Adobe Premiere Pro.

Jannis Keil is a cameraman, director and photographer. He makes short and longer films, for online, television, companies and NGOs worldwide. He works alone or in large teams, depending on the project. His clients include: 11 Freunde, Greenpeace, NDR, RBB, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Der Spiegel and Die Zeit.

Because of his curiosity to get to know the world and other people, Jannis Keil studied photojournalism at the FH-Hannover. Together with the agency, he developed moving image formats for the Internet while still a student. The team was awarded the Grimme Online Award for the journalistic web series berlinfolgen. In workshops, among others for the Akademie für Publizistik, n-ost and, Jannis Keil teaches how stories can best be told visually. Further information under:

SCOPE: 4 teaching days of 7 hours each from Thursday to Sunday
DATE: June 3 – 6, 2021
Maximum 10 participants
LOCATION: f3 – freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany
COST: 600 €; VAT will not be charged due to § 4 Nr. 22 UStG.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Deadline for registration is May 16, 2021.
ATTENTION: Places will be allocated in the order of the receipt of the registration!

Please send the following documents to for registration:
– Link to a website with examples of work.
– Curriculum vitae including documentation of previous projects, exhibitions, books, publications (max. 2 Din A4 pages).

NOTE: We accept the Bildungsprämie. With a premium voucher of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research you can get 50% of the costs of the workshop subsidized. You can find all information about the education premium here.

Photo: © Jannis Keil, from: Jugendland for NDR.