AAJA photo schedule for Los Angeles 2010

Dear AAJA Photojournalist,

If you are attending the AAJA Convention next month, here is a detailed schedule for photojournalists. You are welcome to attend Photo Parties and some of the single photo sessions without being registered for AAJA Convention.

If you planning on attending, please contact me.

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY MEETING

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Will discuss rules for the Dith Pran Photography and Multimedia ShootOut. Planning meeting for the conventions in Los Angeles and Detroit 2011. Assembling frames for the Silent Photography Auction.
Speakers: Paul Sakuma, Associated Press (moderator); James Yee, freelance;
Corky Lee, freelance: Ken Kwok, Los Angeles Times; Eugene Tanner, freelance

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
PLENARY: JOURNALISTS IN JEOPARDY

Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
Associated Press photographer Julie Jacobson will discuss her experiences in Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan as a photojournalist. She will be part of a panel talking about journalists in tough situations.
Speaker: Julie Jacobson, Associated Press

10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP FOR THE VISUAL PHOTOJOURNALIST

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
All-day workshop for the visual journalist training for multimedia. This will be a hands-on interactive workshop and not a lecture for the visual photographer from those who are starting out in multimedia to those who do it daily looking to learn more skills. Topics include FCP, shooting video from DSLR cameras, Soundslides, video editing, lighting and sound techniques. Will have some loaner audio recorders from Olympus. Attendees should bring video camera, DSLR and laptop with FCP installed.
Speakers: Sachi Cunningham, Los Angeles Times (moderator); Bryan Chan, Los Angles Times; Myung Chun, Los Angles Times; Albert Lee, Los Angeles Times
10A – 10:15A Introductions
10:15 – 12:15P Albert Lee, Multimedia journalist, LA Times, “The Multimedia Experience”
12:15 – 1:15P Lunch break – multimedia portfolio review.

  • Bryan Chan, Multimedia editor, LA Times
  • Kathy Pyon, Photo/Multimedia editor, LA Times
  • Sachi Cunningham, Video Journalist, LA Times
  • Myung Chun, Video Journalist, LA Times
  • Albert Lee Multimedia Journalist, LA Times

1:15 – 2:00P Panoramas – Bryan Chan
2:00 – 2:45P Presentation & discussion work – Sachi Cunningham & Myung Chun
2:45 – 3:45P 5D and 7D Workshop – Myung Chun & Sachi Cunningham
3:45 – 4:45P Lighting Workshop – Myung Chun & Sachi Cunningham

12 p.m.
PHOTO LUNCH

Location: Hollywood Highland, suite 325
Restaurant: Johnnie Rockets (323-465-4456)
Pay on your own. Located in mall area next to hotel. Menu: www.johnnyrockets.co…

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LIVE STUDENT PHOTO CRITIQUES

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Student photographers will have their portfolio and resume critiqued LIVE by professional photographers and photo editors to help them with their future careers as photojournalists.
Speakers: Kii Sato (moderator), Associated Press; Nick Ut, Associated Press; & others TBA.
Students: Noel Duan Columbia; Kimihiro Hoshino, San Francisco State; Cheryl Guerrero, San Jose State; Adam Lau, San Francisco State; Derek Liu, UCLA; An Rong, New York;

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
TELEVISION PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOOTING VIDEO FOR MULTIMEDIA

Location: Echo Park, third floor
Television photographers will talk discuss shooting video for multimedia as well as for television during panel discussion.
Speaker: Darryl Kim, KABC

Noon – 2 p.m.
PHOTO LUNCH

Location: Hollywood Highland Mall, suite 403
Restaurant: The French Crepe Co. 323-960-0933
Pay on your own. Restaurant located in mall area next to hotel. Menu: www.frenchcrepe.com

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY PANEL

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Photographers will discuss freelance photography.
Speakers: Pete DaSilva, freelance (moderator); Ringo Chiu, freelance; Don Feria, freelance; Corky Lee, freelance; Lianne Milton, freelance; Eugene Tanner, freelance

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EDITING VIDEO FOR MULTIMEDIA

Location: Echo Park, third floor
Associated Press multimedia editor Yvonne Leow and KTLA photographer Brian Choo will talk about editing video for Multimedia during panel discussion.
Speakers: Yvonne Leow, Associated Press; Brian Choo, KTLA

3 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR THE PHOTOSHOOTOUT AND MULTIMEDIA SHOOTOUT

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Entry deadline for over $2,000 in prizes. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet Saturday night.
Coordinators: Ken Kwok, Los Angeles Times; Eugene Tanner, freelance

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE VANCOUVER OLYMPICS & HAITI EARTHQUAKE

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Photographers will talk about their experiences of photographing the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and earthquake in Haiti.
Speakers: Stan Honda, Agence France Presse (moderator); Nhat Meyer, San Jose Mercury News (moderator); Don Feria, freelance; Jae C. Hong, Associated Press

5:30 to 8 p.m.
SILENT PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION

Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Mezzanine
Donated photographs by AAJA photographers will be auctioned off to raise money for scholarships.
Coordinator: Corky Lee, freelance

8:30 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY DINNER

Location: KoreaTown
Restaurant: Manna Korean BBQ buffet
Endless servings of premium pork rib, black pork belly, boneless marinated short ribs,
fresh brisket pork, chicken bulgogi. Includes soft drinks.
3377 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 (cross street South Gramercy Drive)
Restaurant: (323) 733-8516. www.mannabbq.com
Cost: $30 for professionals (cost includes paying for students); Free for photo students.
Transportation: Taxi or carpool from hotel. Meet in lobby 8:15 p.m. Location 10 minutes from hotel.
Coordinator: James Yee, freelance (please RSVP in advance to fotoguyf16@mac.com or 317-640-1873)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY BUFFET LUNCH

Location: Little Tokyo
Restaurant: Oiwake Japanese restaurant
Photographers will have lunch before a talk and tour at the Japanese American National Museum by Stan Honda, Agence France Presse photographer.
Cost: $20 for professionals (cost includes paying for photo students); Free for photo students.
Transportation: Light rail Red Line to the Gold Line to Little Tokyo. Cost $5 round trip. Timetable: 30-minute train and two-minute walk; Taxi Cost: $30; Carpool from hotel lobby at 10:30 a.m. Timetable: 20 minutes.
Location: Little Tokyo Mall: 122 Japanese Village Plaza Mall. 213-628-2678
Coordinator: James Yee, freelance (please RSVP in advance to fotoguyf16@mac.com or 317-640-1873)

12 p.m. – 2 p.m
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH HYUNGWON KANG

Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Studio B
Reuters photographer Hyungwon Kang will be part of a panel discussion at the AAJA Town Hall Meeting about revisiting the Los Angeles riots 18 years later. Kang was working for the Los Angeles Times, who won a team Pulitzer-Prize for their efforts.

2 p.m.
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM WITH STAN HONDA

Location: 369 East First Street, Los Angeles – Little Tokyo
Agence France Presse photojournalist Stan Honda will lead a photographic tour of his project, “Moving Walls,” of the Heart Mountain (Wyoming) internment camp. Honda will also talk and show pictures in a program at the museum about the 1994 recovery of barracks near the site of the camp where Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. He will speak about his documentation of the project and his perspective as a Sansei whose parents were interned in Arizona. Museum volunteers, several who were also interned during the war, will also speak about their experience in Wyoming and the reconstruction of the barracks.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

11 a.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY DIM SUM

Location: Chinatown
Restaurant: Ocean Seafood
Location: 747 North Broadway, Los Angeles. Restaurant: 213-687-3088
Cost: $30 for professionals (cost includes paying for students); Free for photo students.
Transportation: Light rail Red Line to the Gold Line to Little Tokyo. Cost $5 round trip. Timetable: 30-minute train and 10-minute walk; Taxi Cost: $30; Carpool from hotel lobby 10:30 a.m. Timetable: 20 minutes.
Coordinator: James Yee, freelance (please RSVP in advance to fotoguyf16@mac.com or 317-640-1873)

1 p.m.
EXHIBIT OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANGEL ISLAND

Location: Chinatown
Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles (213-485-8567)
425 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
After dim sum, we will walk half a mile to the museum for a private tour. A special presentation Of “Remembering Angel Island” program will be from 2p.m. to 4 p.m.