shooting techniques

September 16, 2013

Five short films from Syria

By Laura Hughes While the world watches the unfolding crisis in Syria, on Friday 13 September the Frontline Club hosted a special series of short films made in and around the conflict zone. Through the lens of each filmmaker, the selection of five short documentaries explored the different ways in which the choices they make, […]

Friday 13 September 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club Syria Special

Join us for a special edition of Shorts at the Frontline Club, bringing together moving, striking and compelling stories, with a special focus on Syria. All films have been made in or around Syria since the uprising began in early 2011. This selection not only illustrates the complexity on the ground, but also shows the challenges reporters, journalists and filmmakers face when trying to grasp the situation.

Tuesday 3 September 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: Rewind This! + Q&A

Home video changed the way the world consumed films. For the first time, small independent production companies could operate on an even playing field with the major film studios. Through the rise and fall of VHS, Rewind This! discusses media consumption, zero budget filmmaking, unchecked global piracy and an exploding film industry where everything was possible – developments that laid the foundation for today’s digital culture. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Josh Johnson via Skype.

July 20, 2012 10:00 AM

Workshop: Documentary Storytelling

This one day workshop in documentary storytelling seeks to bridge the gap between storytelling and documentary. It aims to teach filmmakers and editors the ways in which a strong and coherent story can be told through the power of film. This will not only elevate the standard of a documentary but also increase the impact of its message.

August 13, 2011

Cinematography Saturday course

This one day course will look at the methods to create the best cinematography for factual filming. You will learn a diverse range of considerations and techniques to improve the visual quality of your work. The course is divided into theory and practical learning to understand the concepts behind creating stunning footage through the understanding […]

July 30, 2011

Interview techniques for Documentary Saturday course

Politicians and Industry leaders are these days usually well briefed by their PR teams and by specialised behavioural courses in how to conduct an interview with the media. Most audio media journalists working in this area also have learned how prepare and conduct an interview to illicit clear and specific answers to questions of public […]

June 26, 2010

Storytelling & Scriptwriting Saturday Course

A one-day workshop on understanding the craft skills needed for clear and fluent scriptwriting. The workshop will concentrate on storytelling for news and feature writing in television and radio. Featuring many TV & radio examples and practical exercises. Bring your laptops and be ready to do some writing! The workshop will be taught by Tira […]

June 19, 2010

Geoffrey Smith Saturday Masterclass

Geoffrey Smith is the internationally acclaimed director of multi-award winning documentaries The English Surgeon and Presumed Guilty. This one day course is built largely around participant’s questions, and by screening and analysing his films in detail, Geoffrey will work through the following key areas: * development of an idea to pitching at forums * trailers […]

February 15, 2010

Shooting (Intermediate)

The Trainer says…“The Frontline camera and directing courses are an excellent way for people already in media jobs to get the new skills and confidence that are now essential in an evolving and demanding workplace.” This is a more intensive course teaching new skills and enabling the course member to solidify any previous experience and […]

February 8, 2010

Shooting for the Web

Participants will learn how to confidently shoot interviews and sequences with lightweight digital cameras and gain an understanding of the technology and terminology of web video. This will enable attendees to communicate effectively with an audience as well as other multi media professionals. Participants on this course may be eligible to receive funding (of 80% […]

November 23, 2009

Shooting (Foundation)

The Trainer says… “Whatever your level of experience, be it a complete beginner, or an experienced journalist wishing to broaden your range of skills, this course will give you the fundamental technical knowledge in camera use, sound and composition to confidently shoot your own film.” The Foundation course offers a thorough introduction designed for people with […]

November 9, 2009

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, […]