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Would you like to tell your own story or the story of your family or friends? Or market your own company? Or a new product or idea? And you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars doing it? Here is the workshop for you. In our video storytelling workshop you will learn the basics to make your own powerful video.

Join storyteller and multiple Emmy award-winning journalist Patricia Gras at Literal Magazine headquarters in Houston for this workshop on how to create meaningful video narratives without expensive equipment or prior experience. This workshop will explore the basics of video storytelling with hands-on training using storyboards and video equipment. No experience is necessary. Please bring your camera, a notebook, and a computer or tablet if you have one.


When: August 27, 2016

Where: Literal, 5425 Renwick Dr., Houston, TX 77081

Time: From 9:00 am to 5:00pm

Cost: 189 dlls.  Students 130 dlls. El Gato Students 25 dlls

Contintental breakfast included

No experience is necessary

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You will need:

Video camara

Notebook or computer

iPhone or iPhad in case you want to record with these items

Who is Patricia Gras?

She is a multiple Emmy award winning producer. She began her career in television 28 years ago. She came to HoustonPBS (KUHT-TV) in 1990 to host the respected public affairs program “Almanac”. In 2005, she began hosting and producing the award winning series now on its 8th season “Living Smart with Patricia Gras” to get the most out of life which aired in over 200 PBS channels nationwide. She also co hosted and produced Latina Voices: Smart Talk until the end of 2011. In her career, Patricia has interviewed such notables as Pres. Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Desmond Tutu etc.
Patricia Gras is the recipient of over 170 journalism awards including 7 regional Emmy Awards, 20 nominations and 17 national Telly’s. She’s listed on “Who’s Who in the Media and the Oxford International Biography.” Houston Hispanic Media Professionals gave her a lifetime achievement award in 2013. She is also a recording artist, author of the “Yin and Yang of a Small Fish in a Big Murky Pond,” video storytelling lecturer and radio host for podcast
She owns a television production company and will launch her new web series Passion Time with Patricia Gras next month.  You can learn more about her at

(Those who sign up for this course will be able to attend the next video storytelling workshop for free)

Posted: January 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm

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