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Storytelling on Location

with Corey Rich

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About The Class

from storyboarding to post.

The future of storytelling, for enthusiasts and professionals alike, is all about capturing great pictures AND great video during a single dynamic shoot. However, attempting to be both a still photographer and ace filmmaker at the same time is rife with opportunities to mess up, miss the shot, and blow the whole shoot.

A lot of photographers have learned to add video into their repertoire through trial and error, often with frustrating results. Join seasoned visual storyteller Corey Rich for a 3-day live still-and-motion shoot on location. Corey will walk you through every step of the process — from storyboarding to post-production.

Whether you’re an enthusiast wanting to capture stills and video of your cousin’s wedding, or a professional photographer looking to offer stunning motion spots to your clients, this workshop will help you seamlessly bring your stories to life.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Free Video: Corey's Kit Video

  2. 02

    Bonus Video with Purchase: "Campfire Shoot"

  3. 03

    Overview and Crew Introduction

  4. 04

    - Intro to Corey & DSLR Filmmaking Part 1

  5. 05

    - Intro to Corey & DSLR Filmmaking Part 2

  6. 06


  7. 07

    Scouting and Permits for Pre-Production

  8. 08

    FreePreview: Building a Pre-Production Book

    Tips for getting everyone - from the agency to the crew - on the same page.

  9. 09

    Creative Briefs

  10. 10

    Storyboards and Assigning Gear to Each Shot

  11. 11

    Creating Shot Order and Road Map

  12. 12

    Packing the Right Kit: Cameras and Lenses

  13. 13

    Packing the Right Kit: Camera Support and Audio

  14. 14

    Packing the Right Kit: Basic Gear

  15. 15

    Packing the Right Kit: RC Helicopter and Handheld Gimb

  16. 16

    Shoot: Fisherman in Boat

  17. 17

    Shoot: Helicopter and Jib Shots

  18. 18

    Shoot: Underwater Shots

  19. 19

    Shoot: Fisherman on Dock

  20. 20

    Shoot: Still Images

  21. 21

    War Stories: Part 1

  22. 22

    War Stories: Part 2

  23. 23

    War Stories: Part 3

  24. 24

    Setup for Video Interview and Voice Over

  25. 25

    Shoot: Video Interview and Voice Over

  26. 26

    The Art of Post Production: Video Part 1

  27. 27

    The Art of Post Production: Video Part 2

  28. 28

    The Art of Post Production: Stills Part 1

  29. 29

    The Art of Post Production: Stills Part 2

  30. 30

    Thanks + Credits

  31. 31

    One Man Band vs. a Big Band

  32. 32

    General Q&A


Meet Your Expert

Corey Rich

Corey Rich is a director and photographer based in South Lake Tahoe, California. His imaginative still and motion work over the last two decades proves that it’s not only possible to achieve Hollywood-grade results with a “small-footprint production” model, but that it often produces better, more authentic visual stories. Rich has worked in everything from photojournalism, to documentary film and television, to high-production commercial projects for major companies, to outdoor lifestyle and adventure still and motion storytelling in some of the wildest and most dangerous locations on the planet. Additionally, Rich is President and co-owner of Novus Select. In addition to being a Nikon Ambassador, Corey is a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team, and a professional partner with AquaTech, FreeFly, G-Technology, Kessler, Lite Panels, Lowepro, Manfrotto, and SmallHD. With a passion for teaching and learning, Rich is on the Visual Journalism Advisory Board at Brooks Institute, co-founder and lead instructor of the Summit Series Adventure Photography Workshop, member of the Rowell Legacy Committee and on The Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure judging panel. Some of Rich’s clients include Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Columbia Sportswear, Discovery, Energizer, Ford, Mazda, NBC, New Mexico Tourism, Nevada Tourism, Nike, Nikon, The North Face and Patagonia.  ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    October 2019

    This is awesome, I love his way of teaching. All the information from planning and creating the shots and videos, the commercial part of dealing with your clients small and big, how to be creative thinking of your "feets". He is funny and very very informative. Well done.

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2016

    What a great class it is such a great opportunity to what some real pros at work. This class will inspire you to do what it takes to get the image. You will see that even the pros struggle sometimes.

  • Edina C.

    Edina C.

    March 2018

    Very informative class! I loved it... Thanks Corey!

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