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7TH ASIAN PUBLISHING CONVENTION, MANILA: JLY 11-12, 2013

Two-day publishing convention for leading regional publishers. Trinetizen Media participated as a member of the APC Bootcamp Faculty. We assisted in conducting two bootcamp sessions on digital media:

  1. “How can Editors and Writers be Retrained to Optimize Multimedia Engagement”
  2. “How to Plan and Execute Multimedia - Integrate text, images, design, headlines, captions and interactivity”.

Trainers Session 1: Anita Devasahayam and assisted by Julian Matthews.
Trainers Session 2: Ahsan Uddin Shan of Ngee Ann CET Academy in Singapore and assisted by Anita Devasahayam

Participants: C-level, senior management, managers and executives of the publishing and magazine industries.

Download slides for Session 1.

Media training
Media training
Media training

FEEDBACK:

Ratings Session 1: “Met Expectations” and “Exceeded Expectations” from 98.5% of participants.

Ratings Session 2: “Met Expectations” and “Exceeded Expectations” from 100% of participants.

Majority of the participants said “they had learnt something new” and that the sessions had “positive impact.”

Asia Publishing Convention
Asia Publishing Convention
Asia Publishing Convention
All photos courtesy of Patricia Mencias, Asian Publishing Convention 2013 secretariat

EFFECTIVE MEDIA SPOKESPERSON WORKSHOP: JAN 22-23, 2013

Two half-day, in-house workshop for senior management of leading software testing company.

Lead trainer: Julian Matthews.

Participants: C-level, senior management, managers and executives.

Topics included: Understanding the media, crisis communications, formulating key messages, using social media channels during a crisis, lessons from local and international case studies, best practices and strategies in a crisis, media interview preparation, handling tough questions and crisis scenario role-playing.

Media training
Media training
Media training

FEEDBACK:

“My first time in a programme like this and I learnt tremendously acquiring valuable knowledge that I have not been exposed to. The videos and role play helped to understand the subject better.”

“It has been a very beneficial to learn about media handling as I deal with external customers. This training will provide some tips and assistance on what to say and what to do.”

“Julian did his homework on our organisation very well. It helped participants to relate to the subject/topics being discussed. ”

“The training drives home a good and clear message — better be trained and be prepared to be an effective media spokesperson, otherwise a person and/or organisation is in trouble.”

“The video role-play gives the opportunity to learn to react to the press.”

“I learn a lot in this workshop on how to deal with the media.”

“I find that I can relate to the training as Julian customised the slides and material to our business. Hence it is easier to understand and absorb.”

“Very interesting course and I’ve learnt a lot.”

“The trainer is in touch with current media trends.”

Media training
Media training
Media training

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 9, KUCHING, SARAWAK: DEC 6-7, 2012

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training
Panorama pic of class by Raynore Mering

FEEDBACK:

“The training provided is certainly interesting and relevant. I felt it has helped me in my professional development.”

“I can now see a future in the Internet that I never thought I could do.”

“Looking forward to another media training.”

“The hands-on nature of the workshop enabled me to put into practice what I’m learning as I’m learning it.”

“A good training course for beginners in video journalism.”

“The two-day course was an eye-opener and I find the whole course very informative and interesting, Now I want to try out video shooting and publish it!”

“Very good training. One for the future. Equip us with essential knowledge for our field of work.”

“I benefitted from this 2-day workshop. It would be nice if we had a bit more time so that we can prepare our exercises and field work better. But overall I can make a video now! Thanks.”

“The workshop generally is good. Would appreciate much more personalized guidance.”

Video Journalism training
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Video Journalism training
Screen grab of assignment

Video Journalism training
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BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 8: NOV 22-23, 2012

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“This is a good introduction to basic video journalism. It gives me more confidence to tackle my assignments.”

“Highly enjoyable course and is relevant to our field of work. Would have loved to learn how to edit videos on (advanced) video editor software.”

“Learnt so much in just a few hours. Now I know how to take a good shot, good sound and create a simple news video report.”

“Good tips on how to make basic video.”

“I’ve learnt so many things about video journalism which I have (zero) knowledge on. I believe whatever I’ve learnt in this workshop can be used for my future projects.”

“Very beneficial. Great job! We learnt a lot but had fun at the same time!”

“The course is satisfactory and I enjoyed it. Thanks. While this course addressed all there is to know about basic shooting and editing with smartphones, I feel it barely scraped the surface of actual video journalism. I would like to delve deeper into the subject.”

“An enlightening course that serves well as a basic course.”

“The training was very informative and at the same time, fast-paced. It felt very short.”

“The workshop has been very helpful in cultivating video skills.”

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 7: NOV 20-21, 2012

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“This workshop makes it look like creating videos is as easy as ABC. In reality it’s a lot tougher but lots of fun!”

“I have benefitted from this two-day course. I am confident of using video for my work.”

“I hadn’t realized how easy and fun it was! The class definitely sparked my interest in video journalism and I see myself utilizing these skills in the near future. Thanks Johann!”

“It’s a great course. A bit of a shame that it’s not too compatible for sports. Still it was an interesting course and perhaps an advance course would help too.”

“Found this workshop extremely helpful, especially in learning how to get good shots, ways to get good audio and how to edit and upload to YouTube.”

“The training will help me to do my job better in the future.”

“Reviewing and critique of hands-on session exercises is the most useful and best part.”

“Johann is a very good trainer and speaker.”

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 6/PENANG: OCT 18-19, 2012

Video Journalism training

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“Awesome workshop.”

“The classes were lively. I am enjoying every moment of it.”

“Had a fun time at workshop.”

“It is a very fun yet insightful workshop. I’ve learnt a lot of basic things of videography especially what cannot be done while shooting. Everyone must join this, not boring at all.”

“It is a very informative and useful training.”

“It was an eye-opening, highly interesting and easy to follow hands-on course that helps me find better use of my smartphone.”

“The training has open up my views on how smartphones help in our daily lives and definitely a good training.”

“It is a very good workshop for me which I had been waiting for to attend many years ago. I will fully use the knowledge for my job as well as in my daily life. I will search for reference books on the related topic to further enhance my knowledge after the video journalism workshop. I don’t want to return the knowledge to the facilitators or trainers.”

“Overall a good workshop which gave basic tips.”

“A very practical and engaging course presented in a bite-size digestible manner. Makes necessary technological skills less intimidating to learn.”

“A very fun and practical workshop which would enable me to apply the hands-on experience to my work and also for other everyday leisure experiences.”

“Awesome. Can’t wait to apply what I’ve learnt in the last two days. Not really a dinosaur now.”

“Enjoyed the two-day course and I have picked up many new skills and knowledge to do video journalism.”

“Overall the trainer was very clear and highly experienced.”

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 5/PENANG: SEPT 19-20, 2012

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training
Pic by Goh Gaik Lee

Video Journalism training
Pic by Goh Gaik Lee

Video Journalism training
Pic by Goh Gaik Lee

FEEDBACK:

“The workshop provided the perfect amount of knowledge I need to integrate videojournalism in my work.”

“Keep up the good work, hope to see you guys in future.”

“It was a very informative workshop. Johann was very knowledgeable about the hardware and the applications on the phone to make video journalism easier.”

“It is a very interactive and educational workshop. It has both theory and practical sessions which provide the right balance to the course.”

“Fun workshop! Hands-on exercises enable participants to get first-hand experience.”

“Great workshop. Great teacher useful techniques would recommend to other college. Thanks to Trinetizen Media.”

“The theory part at the start was very good. Gave me a quick idea of what it’s about.”

“An insightful workshop on learning the basics of video journalism. A fun, two-day course that allows participants to learn at their own speed.”

“Very practical training relevant to reporting on the field.”

“The trainer made the workshop interesting and funny. Very good workshop, learnt a lot and had fun.
I have more understanding on video journalism.”

“Had signed up and opened a YouTube account long time ago but have never bothered to upload any videos till this training. Now I know how to take better videos with my phone and edit to make them better too.”

Video Journalism training
Pic by Goh Gaik Lee

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 4: AUG 29-30, 2012

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“The workshop is really cool as it shows me another aspect of journalism.”

“The skills come in handy especially filming real-time events.”

“1st day of course very useful for someone not familiar with mobile video technology. Overall a great programme and ‘must’ for journalists operating in this changing tech-driven landscape. Useful feedback sessions.”

“I would like to thank Trinetizen Media for giving us the essential knowledge of video journalism. Johann is a good trainer and I’ve learned a lot from him.”

“Good trainer. Very informative and practical.”

“Had a good time. Was a good opportunity to explore and exercise different aspects of journalism.”

“Good! Very informative.”

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 3: AUG 27-28, 2012

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading, editing, accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“The workshop opened my eyes to the wonderful world of self-generated videos.”

“Two days are sufficient for this course. Benefitted tremendously from this workshop! Thanks a lot.”

“This is my 4th course with Trinetizen Media and all four courses have been excellent!”

“Johann is a great teacher. He is able to keep the attention focused on the topic and willing to answer any questions we may have.”

“Great workshop with ample time to practise what we learnt. I knew next to nothing about YouTube and making home videos with my iPhone. Now I do! Can’t wait to start filming everything.”

“It’s never too late to learn. The knowledge gained is invaluable. Even if you don’t know everything about video-making you have learnt the tricks of the trade with knowledge acquired.”

“I’m happy with the workshop and I hope it can be carried out longer so we can go deeper into video journalism. Thanks.”

PUBLIC RELATIONS BOOTCAMP #2: JULY 17-19, 2012

Three-day, public workshop organized by Intelectasia Sdn Bhd covering media relations, crisis communications and social media.

Julian Matthews presented on 3rd day on Social Media and PR.

Participants: PR executives, marketing communications executives and social media executives.

FEEDBACK:

“I’ve learned lots of useful tips that I can apply in my daily job with regards to social media, Excellent!”

“It was definitely refreshing, I learnt how to use social media more effectively. Thank you!”

“Very useful tips/skills for my organization’s social media initiative in the future.”

“Great!”

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 2: JULY 10-11, 2012
Video Journalism training
Participants editing their masterpieces

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Video Journalism training

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading and editing and accessories and apps.

Social Media Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“The fieldwork was frequent, interesting and relevant. I had fun, thanks!”

“Very useful. Thanks so much. Will use the lessons learnt to help my photographer at important events.”

“I enjoyed this workshop tremendously. Johann is a good trainer and I felt I could ask any question on what we were learning. This workshop has made me more confident in creating my own short videos to complement my print stories.”

“This was, by far, the most enjoyable training. The participants showed keen interest to learn from the engaging trainer. I’d recommend it as a start to all beginners to learn video shooting and editing. The trainer is also great; he is approachable and can accommodate all our varied knowledge with coming across as intimidating all all.”

“Even though the training was short, but it covered all basics which are the essentials to shoot videos with our smartphones when we’re out in the field. We’re able to learn editing with free tools easily available like YouTube editor. I feel empowered as I can shoot video on my own without depending on the photographers.”

“The course gave me the confidence to produce my own videos.”

“Overall a good workshop which gave basic tips and understanding on how to do video journalism. An advanced course will be welcomed.”

“Enjoyed a well-conducted course. Managed to pick up some tips on how to take videos.”

“Informative and useful workshop using simple to understand and useful tools such as YouTube.”

“A very informative workshop — good for beginners.”

“Good basic programme for amateurs. Humourous and live presentation.”

ADVANCE PHOTOJOURNALISM 1: JULY 5-6, 2012
Advance Photo Journalism training
Participants ham it up for the camera.

Advance Photo Journalism training
Pic by Elween Loke.

Advance Photo Journalism training
The winners. Pics by Elween Loke.

In-house workshop on advance photojournalism skills for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: David Loh. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Senior writers, journalists, videographers, multimedia executives and technical producers.

Topics included: Advance skills and tools of the trade, how to cover typical Malaysian assignments, working in hostile environments, in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom skills, natural and artificial light, including working with an umbrella lighting, and fieldwork and street photography.
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Advance Photo Journalism training
Pics by Elween Loke.

FEEDBACK:

“David Loh is an excellent trainer with an in-depth knowledge on the subject. He is also extremely approachable and open to questions.”

“Awesome trainer. We need more like him. Learnt a lot from the workshop. Skills are relevant and helpful to my job.”

“David is a patient, caring and knowledgeable instructor who ensures we understand the subject matter.”

“Fruitful field trip and constructive criticism from David.”

“Enjoyed the course. Well-delivered at a nice pace. Detailed explanations given.”

“Good presentation.”

“Good stuff as usual.”

Advance Photo Journalism training
Pics by Elween Loke.

BASIC PHOTOJOURNALISM 1: JULY 3-4, 2012
Basic Journalism training
Participant in basic photojournalism course.

Basic Journalism training
The winners. Pics by Elween Loke.

In-house workshop on basic photojournalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: David Loh. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Chief reporters, journalists, multimedia executives and editorial artists.

Topics included: Introduction to news photography, life of a photojournalist, how to see and find impactful images, theory and shooting techniques, camera techniques and handling, exposure, lighting, lenses, Photoshop for news photography, photo editing and cropping.

Basic Photo Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“David is very knowledgeable about his subject.”

“This is my third course with Trinetizen Media and all three have been excellent.”

“This photojournalism workshop gives me a better understanding of how pictures can tell a better story just through a slight attention to detail. This is something really useful which I can apply in future.”

“The workshop is useful and informative for reporters and photographers who are on the field covering various events.”

“This workshop really taught me the basic functions I need to know about my camera. I’m intrigued to learn more and experiment on my own.”

“Thank you to Mr David, I leanred lots of things/techniques of photojournalism.”

“The workshop is very practical and laid down the foundation of us using manual mode to shoot photos.”

“The course is good enough as a starting point to motivate you to learn further.”

“A very hands-on course! What I’ve learnt will really help in my day-to-day work.”

Basic Photo Journalism training

BASIC VIDEO JOURNALISM 1: JUNE 26-27, 2012
Video Journalism training

Video Journalism training

Participants editing their masterpieces

Video Journalism training
The winning team

In-house workshop on video journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Johann Annuar. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Editors and journalists.

Video Journalism training

Topics included: Mobile video basics and terminology, shooting with iPhones and Android phones, framing, rule-of-thirds, cutaways and establishing shots, audio and lighting, shooting one-on-ones, standups and events, uploading and editing and accessories and apps.

Video Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“The course has provided an adequate teaching on how-to capture, edit and publish a video on our smartphones. It is interesting, engaging and informative.”

“Enjoyed overall flow of the course but would have been nice if there was more time for maybe an extra day of lectures and in-depth explanations and hands-on demonstrations with gear equipment and tips/tricks/techniques.”

“Useful techniques for video journalism dummies.”

“Would recommend to other journalists.”

“The course is very enlightening. The exercises help enforce my basic video shooting and editing skills.”

“Would recommend the workshop to other journalists who do not have basic knowledge on video journalism.”

“I really appreciate the way and style the workshop was conducted.”

“Very easy to understand and absorb tutorial thanks to the emphasis on practices rather than theory studies. Johann is a fun but not too casual instructor.”

“Recommended for beginners to get experience in making short videos and simple editing.”

BUSINESS JOURNALISM 1: JUNE 13-14, 2012
Business Journalism training
Hard at work.

Business Journalism training
The winning team.

Business Journalism training

In-house workshop on business journalism for a leading national daily newspaper and online publisher.

Lead trainer: Hellen Tan. Facilitator: Julian Matthews.

Participants:Sub-editors and journalists.

Business Journalism training

Topics included: Interview technique and tips, packaging a story and adding value, the write-think check process, making sense of figures,learning to read annual reports, financial releases and surveys, and role-play.

Businesss Journalism training

FEEDBACK:

“I found this workshop a real eye-opener, learning more about extracting information from facts and figures. It was fun too and more informal, yet educational.”

“Enjoyed the session –- full of advice and practical tips. Especially liked the role-play and writing and discussion sessions.”

“Trainer Hellen Tan was very interactive and friendly. She is also eager to answer questions.”

“Good sharing of opinions and experience. Hands-on and practical.”

“A nice refresher course. It was engaging and a decent retreat from the daily grind.”

“I appreciate this course because, to me, it’s business writing made simple.”

“The module on “making sense of figures” is particularly useful to the MetroBiz section I am writing for while the other modules serve as refresher relevant to all journalists.”

“Thanks for snacks and sweets –- you are the first trainer to provide us this throughout the session. I learnt much about business writing skills and I do hope that I’ll be able to apply this in my work, even with news/feature writing although it’s not easy.”

“The chocolates were delicious. Thank you for the certificate too.”

EFFECTIVE MEDIA AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP: MAY 22, 2012

One-day, in-house workshop for senior management of multinational and leading manufacturer of automotive products.

Lead trainer: Julian Matthews.

Participants: C-level, senior management, managers and executives.

Topics included: Understanding the media, crisis communications, formulating key messages, using social media channels during a crisis, lessons from local and international case studies, best practices and strategies in a crisis, media interview preparation, handling tough questions and crisis scenario role-playing.

Media training
Media training
Media training

FEEDBACK:

“”Good presentation!!! Good job and well done!!”

“The training is good. We all benefitted from the training.”

“It was an eye-opener, really beneficial.”

“The trainer was engaging and good time management.”

“Very good presentation.”

PR BOOTCAMP: MARCH 27-29, 2012

Three-day, public workshop organized by Intelectasia Sdn Bhd covering media relations, crisis communications and social media.

Julian Matthews presented on 3rd day on Social Media and PR.

Participants: PR executives, marketing communications executives and social media executives.

FEEDBACK:

“Yayy, Julian is awesome! Very informative and willing to share his expertise and knowledge.”

“Thank you. Great trainers, great workshop. Learnt a lot.”

“Very interesting, encouraging and well-presented. Mr Julian Matthews keep it up.”

“Overall this whole bootcamp was very informative and I really appreciate that you covered from all angles — journalist, PR, news anchors and social media. Thank you very much!”

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