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Friday, June 7 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
"Do You See What I See?" How to teach students to "think visually"

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Eric Seals is one of the nation's leading news and sports photojournalists and photo/multimedia journalists.   His session will help you to see what he sees when he looks through a viewfinder and to give you tools to teach "visual thinking" to your students.  Your students will be required to capture both stills and video, no matter what media they work in.  Eric will help you think through how to stay organized enough to capture moving and still images.

“If you learn to shoot with your heart, you’ll move people’s souls!”
A good friend & mentor said that to Eric Seals years ago. It’s something he still thinks about working as a Photo & Video Journalist at the Detroit Free Press where he’s been since 1999.
Over the years Eric has covered many events for the Free Press from two Intifadas in Israel/Palestine, 5 months in the war on Iraq & many sports from the Olympics in Rio, Beijing and South Korea to several Super Bowls, World Series & NBA Finals.
In May of 2008 he eagerly embraced video storytelling for Freep.com.
Since then he has done many video stories from human interest & social issues to short documentaries & projects.
His first film “Graveyard of the Great Lakes: A Shipwreck Hunter’s Quest to Discover the Past” played at 18 film festivals around the country many of which he attended since October of 2016.
He loves the challenge of bringing a cinematic look, feel & emotion to his video stories while at the same time staying true to the one thing that matters more than anything else…the story, the story, the story!
Eric has been recognized for his video storytelling with a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow award, a national Webby Award, multiple Michigan Press Photographer Association Multimedia Photographer of the Year awards, several POYi awards & nine regional Emmys.
Teaching is a big passion for him. He coaches at various workshops from the NPPA Multimedia Immersion at Syracuse University, the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, Missouri Photo Workshop and the Lens Collective at the University of Mississippi. He has also judged & spoke at several national & state contests including the Northern Short Course & the Atlanta Seminar on Photojournalism.
Eric embraces the “Reach One, Teach One” philosophy & enjoys mentoring others around the country interested in this amazing profession of ours! 
He’s always there for people to help or answer any questions about photo & video storytelling & he can be reached at ericseals@gmail.com or eric@ericseals.com.
He can also be found & followed on Twitter/Instagram as @ericseals

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Eric Seals

Photo and video journalist, Detroit Free Press
Over the years Eric has covered many events from various Presidential campaigns, the Intifada in Israel/Palestine, 5 months covering the war in Iraq & many sports from the Olympics in Beijing to several Super Bowls, World Series & NBA Finals.In May of 2008 Eric eagerly embraced video... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room