Two-Day Workshop: Video Journalism
Join us for an intensive two-day introduction to video journalism. You will learn the essential skills needed to film and edit your own material to a broadcast standard.
Using your own camera and editing equipment, we will guide you through the very best techniques for storytelling for television and video.
The course is a combination of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises. You will be given instruction on how to use cameras effectively, shooting sequences, framing and location filming. Throughout the course you will receive detailed feedback on your work and tips and pointers on how to improve, by trainers who are experts in their field.
The course will be delivered by journalists Dean Arnett, Paul Phillips and David Hayward.
Everyone attending the course will need to provide their own camera and editing equipment. However this could be as simple as a smart phone or tablet with video editing apps or a professional camera and laptop editing programme.
The idea of the course is to provide you with the storytelling and film-making knowledge and expertise to produce video journalism.
About the trainers
Dean is a self-shooting, self-editing producer and video journalist. He has worked all over the world for the BBC and the Discovery Channel. He designs and delivers multi-media training courses for video journalists, self-shooters and multi-media producers.
Paul has 35 years of experience in TV news, much of it at a senior level. He was executive producer of Sky News and editor on the BBC’s News Channel. Until March 2013, he was the TV News Skills editor with the BBC’s College of Journalism.
David is a journalist, writer and media consultant. He worked at the BBC for 18 years as a reporter, producer, senior editor and head of the Journalism Programme at the BBC College of Journalism. He has a strong track record of leading teams at the forefront of the BBC’s move into multi-skilled, multi-media working. He ran the BBC’s local TV pilot in the West Midlands and was TV editor at the first BBC newsroom staffed fully by video journalists.
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