Updated Boston convention photo schedule

Here is the updated schedule for the photography portion of the AAJA convention in Boston. All photography meetings in Waterfront II room, except where noted. www.aajaphoto.org/

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MONDAY AUGUST 10 thru SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

Student Project, Bernadette Tuazon, Associated Press New York photo editor, btuazon@ap.org
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Student photographer, Daniel Sato, San Jose State University student, sato.photo@gmail.com
Student photographer, Derek Sijder, San Jose State University student, derek.sijder@gmail.c…

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

1pm to 4pm: Photography and Multimedia ShootOut Meeting – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
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Susan Choi, Boston freelance photographer, susanchoi@datasign.c…, choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Matt Lee, Boston Globe photographer (moderator), mjlee@globe.com
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal photographer, vwong@ajc.com

Multimedia/Photography ShootOut Rules: “The Freedom Trail”:
Any AAJA conventioneers can enter their pictures and/or multimedia piece with the theme “The Freedom Trail” during a live contest that best illustrate the theme shot anywhere in the Boston area that can be shot from Wednesday through Friday.
Those interested in competing for the Annual Dith Pran Photography and Multimedia ShootOut should come to the meeting. Coordinators will help with assignments and helping out entrants with images to be turned in by Friday’s deadline. (Note: Meeting not mandatory to enter)

Deadline: Friday, August 14

Photography Rules:
Turn in maximum of five (5) photos any size. Place caption information in “File Info” in Photoshop. Your name must be in the “File Info”. Save .jpg with your entrant’s last name only. Be sure to include your name, email address and cell phone number/room number on how we can get a hold of you during the convention. Turn in entries in photo room on any media (ie. CD, CF, SD)

Multimedia Rules:
Turn in only one multimedia piece. This category highlights the use of photographic storytelling, audio, video, and animation in the presentation of web-based stories of any length. Judges will pay special attention to the use of available technology to complement and enhance the art of visual storytelling. Content, usability, and interactivity will also be evaluated to judged. Be sure to include your name, email address and cellphone number/room number on how we can get a hold of you during the convention. Turn in entries in photo room on any media (ie. CD, CF, SD)

Prizes: The perpetual trophy with the Dith Pran Award will be presented at the Gala Banquet on Saturday night. $200 in cash awards. Over $1,000 in other photography prizes.
Equipment: bring your own digital camera. Laptops will be not be available.

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1pm to 4pm – Silent Photo Auction planning meeting – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Corky Lee, New York freelance (moderator) kzhou181@gmail.com, corky@expedi.com

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1pm to 4pm – One-On-One Photo Critiques – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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5pm – 7pm
Students mixer with Pros. A pre-convention session dedicated to all journalism students, featuring career tips and mentoring from professionals.
Seaport World Trade Center

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7pm – 9pm
Opening reception
Plaza Ballroom

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

ALL DAY – One-On-One Photo Critiques – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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ALL DAY:
MULTIMEDIA FOR THE VISUAL JOURNALIST – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Four award-winning multimedia visual journalists will teach this workshop. Please bring your laptop. Having either Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Soundslides, Audacity and Canon 5D Mark II is a plus. Internet will be available in room. This is different than the OnLine or Multimedia group sessions. There will be 10 Olympus digital audio recorders available.

RSVP: None. Plenty of room in a classroom setting for 120 attendees

SPEAKERS:
Dai Sugano, (moderator) San Jose Mercury News senior photographer, daisugano@gmail.com
Sachi Cunningham, Los Angeles Times multimedia photographer, Sachi.Cunningham@lat…
Ben De La Cruz, Washington Post multimedia, bendelacruz@mac.com, bendelacruz@me.com
Andrew DeVigal, New York Times multimedia, andrew.devigal@gmail…

SCHEDULE:

10:15am – 11:45am – 90 min
SELF-PROMOTION
Now that you have your stories and content and ready to show it to the world, how do you do that on the cheap. This session will expose you to the best web tools out there to get you started. Do you use a blog tool? How to best embed video and slide shows? How do you get a Web site and promote it?
Getting the best of audio for your piece.

11:45am – 1:45pm – 120 minutes (DURING LUNCH)
ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS ON MULTIMEDIA FOR VISUAL JOURNALISTS
This will be a one-on-one session with the four speakers to help attendees with more personal help on multimedia projects.

1:45pm – 2:30pm
SHOOTING VIDEO AND FINAL CUT PRO EDITING (BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE)
Beginner storyboard/sequencing/shooting tip presentation
Short example videos
Interview techniques
Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express editing
Initial set up before editing
Understanding interface
Basic editing
How to use Keyframe
Editing sound
A-Roll and B-Roll

3:30pm – 5pm – 90 minutes
FINAL CUT PRO EDITING (ADVANCED) and Canon 5D MK II
5D mark II Workflow
Variety of accessories for the 5D mark II
Using 5D on the field: Choice of lends and a new Beachtek audio adaptor
How to convert 5D files in order to edit in FCP
Watch example short doc films
Transcribing method for foreign language
Advanced editing techniques in FCP
How to use advance level audio, video (ex. Color limitter, Steady cam)
3rd party software for FCP (ex. Magic Bullet LOOKS)
Best exporting option for web
And many other functions of FCP
How to use COMPRESSOR
Intro to After Effect

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noon to 1:30pm:
Authors Showcase
Commonwealth Complex Room
Rick Rocamora, Documentary photographer
Rick Rocamora, “Filipino WW II Soldiers: America’s Second-Class Veterans” (San Francisco Veterans Equity Center with support from San Francisco Foundation, Zellerbach Family Fund, and Tancinco Law Offices). Rick Rocamora has documented the lives of the Filipino veterans, still clinging to hard-won medals, military commendations and scraps of uniforms as they make their way in San Francisco’s toughest neighborhoods. Rocamora’s deep connection to the veterans allows a rare view into their difficult but always dignified lives, and creates a poignant story of pain, persistence and hope. Rocamora’s images have been part of investigative stories on the abuse of veterans in North Richmond, California, Medicare scam in San Francisco that used them, exhibitions in the US Congress and other venues and countless presentations and photo essays about their plight. His images have been part of their struggle and have been credited in inspiring others to advocate for equity for the veterans. A portion of book proceeds goes towards the San Francisco Veterans Equity Center. 10″ x10″, 86pp, BW duotone illustrations; historical chronology.Rick Rocamora, Oakland documentary photographer, rbrocamora@gmail.com
www.aaja.org/resourc…

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6:30pm:
Photography Dinner off site
Time in hotel lobby: 6:30 pm. Dinner: 7pm
Meet in lobby of hotel at 6:30pm. Share taxi to restaurant. 1.4 miles from hotel. 8 minutes by taxi.
Dinner about $20 (price includes students dinner). Includes soft drinks.
Photojournalism students: free
Pho Pasteur
Neighborhood: Chinatown
682 Washington St
(TELL TAXI DRIVER THERE ARE TWO PLACES WITH SAME ADDRESS IN BOSTON. NEED THE ONE IN CHINATOWN)
(between Beach St & Kneeland St near LaGrange St.)
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-7467
www.phopasteurboston…
RSVP to James Yee: fotoguyf16@mac.com
Make check payable to: Paul Sakuma
cash preferred
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FRIDAY AUGUST 14:

10:15am – 11:45am – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Four photography students will have their photo/multimedia portfolio critiqued by a panel of photo editors and photographers (more photo editors TBA).
Photo critiquers:
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor (moderator), ksato@ap.org
Bill Sikes, Associated Press Boston photo editor, bsikes@ap.org
Dai Sugano, San Jose Mercury News photographer, dsugano@mercurynews….
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com
Photo students:
Student photographer, Diana Diroy, San Jose State University graduate & The New School (NYC) student, diana.diroy@gmail.co…
Student photographer, Truth Leen, University of Missouri, truthleem@gmail.com
Student photogrpaher, Jessica Lum, UCLA student, jesslum@gmail.com
Student photographer, Daniel Sato, San Jose State University graduate, sato.photo@gmail.com
Student photographer, Derek Sijder, San Jose State University student, derek.sijder@gmail.c…

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1:45pm – 2:30pm – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
International Photography
Marilynn K. Yee, New York Times photographer (moderator) mkyee6105@yahoo.com
Chang Lee, New York Times photographer, changlee@nytimes.com
Rick Rocamora, Oakland documentary photographer, rbrocamora@gmail.com
Chang Lee, New York Times staff photographer. Lee will show his work from Beijing at the Olympics. He has also traveled to China working on environmental issues. Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Earthquake in Indonesia. Wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rick Rocamora, documentary photographer from Oakland. Rocamora has photographed heavily in his native Philippines. He also has documented El Salvador and South Africa. He was working on projects about immigrants and civil liberties including Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WWII, Muslim-American after 9-11, and Filipino Diaspora. He has finished a book on Filipino veterans, “Second-Class Veterans”.

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3pm – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Photoshootout deadline www.aaja.org/program…
Matt Lee, Boston Globe, (moderator) mjlee@globe.com
Susan Choi, freelance susanchoi@datasign.c…, choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Kii Sato, Associated Press photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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3:30pm – 5pm – Waterfront II (Photo Room)
Campaign ‘08
The 2008 presidential campaign was the longest and most ground-breaking in history. See the campaign through the eyes of photographers who traveled with the candidates on planes and buses, from coast-to-coast, for weeks and months up to election day. See and hear the inside stories on the candidates and the media pack that followed them.
Stan Honda (moderator), Agence France-Presse- New York stanhonda@netzero.ne…, stan.honda@afp.com
Kim Chapin, Boston Globe photo editor kimchapin@aol.com
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press, Washington cdharapak@ap.org, apdharapak@yahoo.com
Brian Snyder, Reuters, Boston, brian@briansnyder.co…

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5:30pm – 8pm
Silent Photo Auction, (organizer) Commonwealth Complex
Corky Lee, freelance New York, kzhou181@gmail.com, corky@expedi.com
www.aaja.org/program…

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ALL DAY:
Waterfront II (Photo Room)
One-On-One Photo Critiques – photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

ALL DAY:
One-On-One Photo Critiques – Off Site
Photo students bring in your work and meet one-on-one with photographers and photo editors during convention.
Bring portfolio of at least 20 photos/multimedia project/resume.
Kii Sato, Associated Press Ohio photo editor, ksato@ap.org
Vino Wong, Atlanta Constitution Journal, vwong@ajc.com
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser photographer, gyamamoto@gmail.com

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10:30am:
Photo lunch off site:
Time in hotel lobby: 10:30am. Dim Sun 11am
Meet in lobby of hotel at 10:30am. Share taxi to restaurant.
1.4 miles from hotel. 8 minutes by taxi.
Chau Chow City
Dim Sum restaurant
Neighborhood: Chinatown
83 Essex St
Boston, MA 02111-2126
(617) 338-8158
$25 (price includes students lunch and soft drinks)
Photojournalism Students: free
RSVP to James Yee: fotoguyf16@mac.com
Make check payable to: Paul Sakuma
cash preferred
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3pm:
80 minute land photography tour of Boston
$35 per person – any age. Price includes student fee.
Photojournalism students: free
RSVP to James Yee: fotoguyf16@mac.com
RSVP deadline: Monday, August 10
RSVP to James: 617-640-1873
Make check payable to: Paul Sakuma
cash preferred

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7pm – 9pm
Gala Awards ceremony:

Corky Lee, AAJA’s Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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AAJA NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD -UNLIMITED SUBJECT MATTER
Chiaki Kawajiri, photojournalist, The Baltimore Sun, “Final Stage”
www.baltimoresun.com…

AAJA NATIOANL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDERS ISSUES
Vino Wong, photojournalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Amazing Feet”
projects.ajc.com/gal…

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9pm – midnight
Karaoke

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 16:

11am
Photo Lunch Off Site
Off site at Chinatown Moon Festival & North End Italian Festival
More Info TBA

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More info,
Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
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Twitter: @aajaphoto
cell (650) 799-1742