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.
WHO IS IT FOR?
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.
WHAT DO I NEED?
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.
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.
StartPt. 1 Does it matter? - 2m 54 (2:53)
StartPt. 2 Sensor size - 7m 15 (7:15)
StartPt. 3 Lenses - 5m 07 (5:07)
StartPt. 4 Ergonomics - 3m 24 (3:25)
StartPt. 5 Perception - 1m 30 (1:29)
StartPt. 6 Sound - 1m 22 (1:21)
StartPt. 7 Sound - 2m 14 (2:14)
StartPt. 8 Media cards - 1m 36 (1:36)
StartPt. 9 Other kit, the client & quality - 3m 49 (3:49)
StartSession 2 - Review notes
StartPt. 1 The bag, laptop & reflector - 6m 01 (6:00)
StartPt. 2 Camera and headphones - 3m 05 (3:04)
StartPt. 3 Radio mics, sunshade & batteries - 4m 00 (3:59)
StartPt. 4 Lighting - 7m 24 (7:23)
StartPt. 5 Other accesories - 5m 35 (5:35)
StartPt. 6 Tripod, slider & video storage - 9m 15 (9:15)
StartSession 3 - Revision notes
Courses Included with Purchase
Original Price: $49
Frequently Asked Questions
This is for anyone wanting to work in news or documentaries as a professional Video Journalist. This course has also been delivered, around the world, to existing V.J.s wanting to improve their skills and work
The course is a video based presentation with some downloadable content. It is based on a syllabus developed for the BBC that structure and content has been augmented with independent industry knowledge and info.
It's aimed at V.J.s who shoot with a small, broadcast spec camera, but you don't need one to benefit from this course.