Solo Video Journalism (Foundation)


The Trainer says…….The approach to all classes are “hands-on”, and through classroom presentations, daily practical exercises and regular feedback, students are continually reinforcing and building upon their skills. The atmosphere is constructive, non-competitive with learning to work as a team an essential part of the learning process, though the small class size assures individual attention, tailored to each students needs.”

With increasing demands on journalists to be multi-skilled and be able to shoot video themselves, these courses gives instruction on working as an independent, solo broadcaster. These courses havebeen developed in response to the increasing demands on journalists to become multi-skilled and embrace the rise of video journalism. Taught using a mixture of theory, hands-on practical training and constructive feedback, the course runs in two different formats. Solo Video Journalism is taught intensively over two straight weeks whereas the Condensed Solo Video Journalism is split into four weekends so that it is accessible to those working journalists and budding broadcasters who are keen to upgrade their skills, but can’t give up the day job while they do it!

The Solo Video Journalism and the condensed solo video journalism are both taught at Foundation level, which requires no prior camera experience or specific knowledge to attend.  Intermediate level; aimed at those with some previous training in camera work and/or experience shooting a finished programme.
The course contains two main elements:

* Camera craft and shooting sequences for the edit – combines theory and practical daily shooting exercises with regular feedback and critique
* Editing with Final Cut Pro – taking the rushes generated while shooting participants learn how to create final rough cuts

Duration Full Course: Two weeks 9.30am – 5.30pm every day
Duration Condensed: over 5 days
Who it’s for: Condensed solo video journalism is for those unable to attend the two week course The two week Solo Video Journalism course takes the extra time to explore how to write for broadcast and publish the finished videos online.  
Aims: To equip journalists at all levels with the skills to  they need to embrace the rise of video journalism
Trainers: Anthony Wood and Simon Ruben

A previous participant says….“The trainer’s war-reporting experience transferred seamlessly to suit my tennis PR needs. The learning curve really ramped up in the second week when we all had our own edit suite. The course is brilliant for forward-thinking photographers and even non-journalists who want to learn how to work on their feet while filming in conflict zones.”