The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

AAJA Audio/Video Basics Workshop, June 20

AAJA Audio/Video Basics WorkshopMake your stories come alive through audio and video!

We’ll show you the essential tools and skills you need to become a multimedia journalist at AAJA-LA’s Audio/Video Basics Workshop.

Date: Saturday, June 20

Time: 12:30-3 p.m.

Where: KoreAm Journal, 17000 Vermont Ave., Suite A, Gardena 90247

Who should attend: Reporters, photojournalists, bloggers – anyone interested in enhancing their multimedia skills.

In this practical workshop, you’ll learn how to …

– Navigate your way around a basic video camera
– Create a simple video news clip
– Upload and file videos to the Web
– Find and use the right sound
– Enhance your voicing skills
– Translate your print skills into an audio production

RSVP to Melissa Mecija at This workshop will be limited to 20 participants, so please RSVP early. You are welcome to bring a digital camera with video capturing abilities to help yourself follow along.

The instructors:

Darryl Kim is a videographer, editor and engineer at FOX 11 News in Los Angeles. He is also co-owner of WorldWise Productions (, a full-service video production company. He began his TV news career at a cable news station in Santa Monica, moved onto videography work at KCOP Channel 13 in Los Angeles,
then to KSBW the number one NBC affiliate in Salinas, California. He was the chief videographer at KSWB, the WB affiliate in San Diego, for five years. He briefly worked at KNBC in Los Angeles before moving to KTTV/KCOP three years ago.

Phillip Ige is a photojournalist for KTLA Channel 5. Phil’s first job as a news photographer came in 1998 at KERO, the ABC affiliate in Bakersfield. As the years moved forward, Phil has worked in markets like Santa Barbara, CA and Norfolk, VA. After 5 years in the San Diego market(KSWB, KNSD), he packed his bags and moved back home to L.A to
work for KTLA. He’s been there for 8 months now. In July of this year, Phil earned his very first Emmy Award for his achievement in News Photography. Phil is a member and Board Member for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association.

Corey Takahashi is a freelance journalist and audio producer. He started his career in the newspaper industry, then moved into magazines and public radio. He was a contributor to the program “Pacific Time,” which covered Asia and Asian America, airing in the U.S. and Hong Kong. His subsequent radio stories have been distributed by National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and other broadcast outlets. He was a staffer at New York Public Radio, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and a founding editor at the 1990s hip-hop magazine, Blaze. As a freelancer, he has filed stories from international stops, including Venice, Mumbai, and Phnom Penh.