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Video Journalism master-class - Part 1

Part One of the definitive, comprehensive, professional introduction to Video Journalism and self-shoot-producing, as used by the professional broadcasters.

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Instead of buying the full Video Journalism Masterclass, you can buy the course in three parts instead. This is part one.

A fully comprehensive, award-winning training course that takes you from the very basics of filmmaking: what kit you need, how to approach the filming, identifying the story, what to shoot, how to film the interviews and how to get the best shots out of the camera. Specifically aimed at beginners or early professionals using a professional or semi-professional camcorder, this course helps filmmakers shooting for news, documentaries, corporates for online or mainstream network broadcast.

Based on the same course used by professional broadcasters around the world, organisations such as the BBC, Archant, Press Association, Al Jazeera and others, this course won the EDF Creative Media Award for its contribution to video journalism for BBC staff.


Anyone wanting to become a professional video journalist, or any established video journalist wanting to improve their skills to become more employable or to simply make better films.


The course can be used as a stand alone master-class, but if you have access to a small, digital broadcast camera you may find it useful to work along in parallel with your camera and kit.


To bring any self-shooter, video journalist, self-shoot producer or shoot-edit cameraman to a level of professionalism that would make them employable by any mainstream global broadcaster.

Your Instructor

Dean Arnett
Dean Arnett

Dean Arnett is an ex-BBC, internationally award winning, self-shoot documentary producer and media trainer.

He has worked all over the world, most notably for the BBC and Discovery.

He is also an award winning media trainer, designing and delivering film and editing courses for video-journalists and self-shoot producers.

In 2014 he was awarded the coverted, 'Rising Star award' at the 2014 Canadian International Film Festival for his BBC documentary 'Burying the Past. He continues to shoot documentaries and deliver training for broadcast and commercial organisations all over the world, including: the BBC, Canon Europe, Press Association, The Frontline Club and many others.

Course Curriculum

  Session 1 - Lone Filmmaking
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How is this course different to the more expensive Video Journalism Masterclass?

This is Part One of a three part version of the main Masterclass, giving you the option to buy the full course in three cheaper parts, allowing you to decide if you wish to continue and buy more.

If you do all three parts you will complete all the modules that are contained in the main full price Video Journalism masterclass.

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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