Got a documentary idea but not sure how to: move it forwards, get some interest, get it funded, commissioned and broadcast? This one day course is for anyone, from complete beginners to experienced producers, who have a documentary idea but don’t know how to move it forwards, develop it and get it made. This workshop applies to online documentaries, broadcast TV documentaries and one-off theatrical release documentaries. During the day we break down the development process, working through what’s needed to create a compelling pitch, then a fully rounded proposal, a treatment, shooting schedule, budget and sizzle teaser.
Podcasts are a great way to engage the public and hook audiences in. More personal and intimate than video, they are also simple to produce. In this one-day workshop, we’ll give you the tools you need to start making your own podcasts.
With more than 16 years’ experience in digital journalism, pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop on writing for the web. You will gain an understanding of the principles of writing for the web, how it differs from print, how to establish a successful blogging persona and why the headline must work much harder online.
This two-day course gives an overview of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II camera and is particularly focused on anyone wanting to shoot money-making, magazine-style films or corporate videos.
In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in January and March.
NGOs and journalists often have to operate in challenging or hostile contexts. Producing quality material whilst maintaining levels of professionalism and sensitivity can be hard. This course will help you navigate through the complexities and give you the confidence you need to bring back a story safely and sensitively.
This practical and introductory one day workshop is designed for journalists who seek a gentle introduction into data journalism. You’ll learn how to interview digital sources using the power of Excel, find patterns in data that lead to clues for deeper digging, how to report numbers and produce evidence-based reporting. We have conspired to get you over the technical hump in class.
From finding yourself in the midst of a civil war to working undercover in an Indian brothel, join us for this one-day workshop that will introduce you to life as an investigative human rights reporter or researcher.
Final Cut Pro X has redefined the post-production process for journalists and video professionals, and is now the software of choice for BBC news. This two-day workshop will take you through this revolutionary new way of editing video from start to finish.
In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.
More and more journalists are now using their smartphones as an electronic news gathering device as online magazines and newspapers increasingly expect reporters to add multimedia content to their story. This one-day course will teach you how to record audio and how to shoot video using your smartphone.
Are you interested in learning how to turn true stories – either contemporary or historical – into compelling drama or fiction? This one-day workshop focuses on the art of fact-to-fiction adaptation.
Radio can be an incredibly powerful way to tell a story, and it’s a growing medium. This one-day course will get you started in some of the key techniques of radio documentary making.
As an addition to a day-long workshop discussing the tools and techniques of Story Based Inquiry (Day 1), Mark-Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers will provide individual coaching for story projects, depending on the reporter’s needs. Coaching can range from general strategy concerns (such as career development or publishing strategies) or counsel on project work or work in progress.
Story-based Inquiry is based on doctoral-level research, over 100 years of collective experience, and field-testing with literally thousands of journalists and researchers. SBI has been hailed as “a major contribution” for its effectiveness and simplicity. If you are unsure of how to undertake long-form projects, in particular work that involves investigative skills, or feel the need to make your work more efficient, this seminar with the creators of SBI will help you.
Join us for a day-long masterclass with Vin Ray, moving from the basic elements of television and video packaging through to the most sophisticated scripting techniques to help you improve your storytelling. It is designed to work for both newcomers and experienced professionals who want to improve their storytelling.
This one-day workshop will inspire participants to think about storytelling from an editor’s perspective. It is designed to help you confidently make decisions in order to create a concise and powerful digital narrative. We will look at theoretical approaches and how to apply practical tips and tricks.
From pitching to an editor or presenting to an audience, to interviewing key witnesses and getting in front of the camera, speaking well in public is a necessary skill to help you tell your stories. This one-day workshop will cover some of the main stumbling blocks associated with speaking effectively in public. These include relaxation, voice projection, effective use of pauses, owning the text and good and open body language.
This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell humanitarian stories through photographs for media, NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. This is a hands-on photography experience and we encourage interpretation and creativity no matter what type of camera you use.
In the last three years online readership has well surpassed paper consumption, and some major institutions such as the Guardian and the BBC had to create entire new departments to shape their digital future. How has digital media changed the way we communicate our stories? And, more importantly, how can we, as authors, make the most of such changes? This one-day workshop will cover an introduction to interactive storytelling including a practical session where participants will experiment and get an exposure to the full potential of the interactive tools.