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Novus Select Multimedia Workshop

dSLR Filmmaking for photographers
proudly presented in cooperatoin with these fine sponsors

The Novus Select Multimedia Workshop (formerly Aurora Multimedia Workshop) is back for 2013, and, in response to attendee feedback over the last few years, we've split the programming in to two back-to-back sessions this year. First, a cost-effective classroom-based 101 Seminar for a wider audience looking to gather the latest information in the world of dSLR filmmaking and network with fellow colleagues and our diverse faculty. Then, directly following, a smaller group 201 Hands-On Workshop program for those attendees who want more in-depth education, with hands-on field experience in producing a short project in a small group environment.

Video overview of the Aurora Multimedia Workskhop, for additional videos be sure to check our
Workshop Video page

101 SEminar

During the 101 Seminar, presenters will cover the fundimental issues facing still photographers moving in to video and dSLR filmmaking. We'll focus on the creative and technical knowledge necessary to capture video, record audio, conduct interviews and thik in terms of multimedia timeline storytelling. In addition, Bob Dotson of NBC Today show will share the approach to storytelling from the perspective of NBC television. National Geographic magazine will discuss how they are moving the Great Yellow Border into this new age. Jose Azel and Corey Rich of Novus Select will show how one of the most innovative picture agencies in the country has moved to creating new content for clients. This is not just training for today, but a vision of the future. (See Seminar Schedule on lower right)

201 Hands On Workshop

For those staying for the 201 Workshop, we'll continue the week with practical hands on training, teaming up in to small 3-4 person groups to approach a pre-vetted story idea, shoot in the field, edit a short piece and have that final edit projected before the group and discussed in at length among the faculty. (See Workshop Schedule on lower right)


Coming on the heels of a successful earlier programs, this workshop prepares photographers for creating effective multimedia novus select projects and examines the challenging new world of visual storytelling. Partnered with one of the most progressive multimedia agencies today, Novus Select, this hands-on workshop provides instruction in combining still photographs, sound, narration and video.

Novus Select has been creating motion and multimedia storytelling for clients since it's founding five years ago. With clients like Polartech, Nikon, Sandisk, Apple Inc and many more, they have been pushing the visual medium for telling corporate and editorial stories alike. Check out their work at:

Headquartered on the University of Colorado campus in their brand new high-tech ATLAS building, these four days go well beyond any other workshops concentrating on new media.

A slideshow of images from behind the scenes of the workshop.


Last year's group project fresh & local: the farm movement

Roberts Camera will host a mini store onsite with loaner equipment from all our partnering manufacturers (including Manfrotto and The MAC Group) as well as special pricing on anything you might wish to purchase.

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Boulder's flatirons loom over the University of Colorado campus. ©University of Colorado

The Workshop and The University of Colorado

We're proud to partner with the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As the flagship University of the State of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. colorado

The workshop will be centered at CU's new state of the art ATLAS facility. The ever-expanding landscape of the networked age requires new and adaptable skill sets within both academic and commercial paradigms, and ATLAS was built specifically to address these needs.High tech auditoriums combined with computer labs featuring the latest Apple workstations make the perfect host for the workshop.

Space Still Available!

Register Online Here


University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


Dates coming soon.

Plan on arriving the evening before and departing the morning after.


Pricing coming soon.
including all instruction, use of
all equipment and some meals.
(see details below)


Below is the faculty confirmed so far for 2013. Click name for full bios:
José Azel
photographer and founder
Novus Select

Bob Dotson
Producer, NBC Today Show
Mark Kettenhofen
Nikon Professional Services

Kevin Moloney
NY Times contract photographer and photojournalism professor
University of Colorado

Corey Rich
visual storyteller and
co-owner Novus Select

Mark Suban
Nikon Professional Services

Hans Weise
Video Director at National Geographic
Rich Clarkson
As always, even though posted, last minute cancellations and substitutions can and do occur.

Workshop Information and Packets


Workshop Student Packet
(from 2012, will be updated for 2013, but 2012 information is very similar) PDF

101 Seminar Schedule
(will be updated soon for November session) PDF

201 Workshop Schedule
(will be updated soon for November session) PDF

Workshop Walking/Bus Map

Boulder General Information
University of Colorado
Boulder Hotels
Best Western Boulder Inn:
Boulder International Hostel

Airport Transportation
Super Shuttle Boulder:
Local Transportation
HOP and other Boulder Shuttles

Other Helpful Links

Workshop Brochure with additional general workshop information. PDF

David Gonzales Syndicated UPI Story
Testimonials from previous workshops.


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The workshop classroom in the new state of the art ATLAS facility

Additional Information

With 10-15 instructors and staff onsite, each student can be assured a low student-to-instructor ratio, excellent networking and a diverse experience in the media world. The combined knowledge of the faculty is outstanding and attendees have a chance to get not one or two opinions on the growing world of multimedia, but a dozen points of view from a cross-section of the profession assembled nowhere else.

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Corey Rich works on location during the making of WHY.



Who Should Attend

This workshop/conference will cover not only the technical and creative evolution of the profession in recent years, but also examine storytelling in new media and address business issues and content delivery systems for working professionals. With that in mind, the program is structured for working professional or advanced amateur still photographers looking to enter the profession. While the Seminar will provide broad exposure to the state of the industry and key insights to elevating your multimedia storytelling capabilities, those interested in hands on training and field sessions to further thier new found skills will want to stay for the Workshop.

We’ll assume a solid working knowledge of still photography and focus mostly on basic techniques of video and audio gathering to compliment your photography skills, adapting your digital workflow, project management, scripting, the art of the interview and other relevant topics. We've begun updating packets, schedules and other information, posted in the right hand column, for your downloading and review. Items posted from last year are still valuable for review as many of the details remain the same, thought this year we'll revise the seminar style presentations in to the first two days of 101 Seminar and move most of the hands-on elements to later in the 201 Workshop.

Please call 1-800-745-3211 with further questions, one of our associates will be happy to describe the workshop at length. We will continue to post updated information concerning the workshop.

Host Hotel

Most workshop sessions will be held on the campus of the University of Colorado at the ATLAS Building in central Boulder and all of the recommended properties are roughly equidistant to the facility. In the event these properties fill up or do not fit your budget, there are a wide variety of hotels in the Boulder area to suit your needs and Boulder's excellent public transportation make getting around Boulder very simple if you choose to not rent a car. We have three recommended properties at a variety of cost levels:

The Millenium Harvest House Hotel, where the faculty will stay and just north of campus and a short walk from Atlas, and adjacent to the 29th Street Mall area, with many restaurants and shops in the area.

The Best Western Boulder Inn, just to the east of the campus and a short walk from Atlas, has offered a special rate of $124 a night, please call 800-233-8469 and mention reference code "Aurora Multimedia Workshop" to receive the discounted rate.

The Boulder International Hostel, just off campus to the west side, is a budget property with a variety of economical lodging options ($27-69 per night depending on room type) near shops and restaurants "the Hill" area. Call 303-442-0522.



You may fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), about a 45 minute drive from Boulder. In lieu of renting a car, you may take advantage of the excellent public transportation, either Super Shuttle van service to Boulder (estimated $35 one-way) or RTD Denver bus system (AB Route to Boulder, estimated $15 one-way). If you stay close to campus you won't need a car for the workshop itself as all the workshop sessions will be held on campus or within easy walking distance of the campus.


Pricing coming soon.

Tuition includes all instruction, use of all equipment and buffet lunch most days in the classroom (as listed). Please budget for lodging and meals and you will need to reserve your own travel, lodging and car rentals (if you choose to rent one and explore the area). Please call our offices at 800-745-3211 to register with a $295 deposit, fully refundable until May 15th. After that time, if you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit is non-refundable, but can be applied in full to a future workshop of your choosing. Remaining tuition is due two months prior to the start of the workshop, so we will invoice you for the remaining amount just prior to that time. Note: We will not automatically charge your card for the remainder of the tuition if you pay your initial deposit by credit card.

Space still available!

Please Register Online or call our offices at 800-745-3211 to register over the phone. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any additional questions and you may also register over the phone if you would prefer.
Phone: 1-800-745-3211 Local/International: 1-303-295-7770 Email:


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