This is a course designed for print, audio and photojournalists looking to expand into video, as well as producers and online content creators who want to create remarkable video content.
This course will provide you with:
- A high speed introduction to all the technical stuff that usually takes months to find out, including a rundown of the various file types, codecs and frame rates, and how to choose the best one for your project.
- A behind the scenes look at how to create compelling non-fiction narratives in video, through examples and study of narrative structure.
- A step-by-step workflow for setting up stories, getting professional shots (regardless of your equipment) and how to edit them effectively.
- And we'll look in detail at:
- How to shoot video the right way, including how to set up interviews, using the environment to your best advantage, without having to worry about big lighting set ups.
- The secrets of visual storytelling and how to shoot professional scenes, sequences and b-roll in different situations.
- Using industry standard software you'll get hands on with some real footage and start editing a basic film together.
- How to make the most of your new skills, improve the quality of your films and make the most of a fast growing area of online publishing.
About Adam WestbrookAdam Westbrook is a multimedia producer, film maker and lecturer based in London. With a background in broadcast news, he left the mainstream media in 2009 to explore online publishing and digital storytelling.
He's produced web documentaries about prison votes, the Iraq war and climate change, as well as video content for the Times Online, VJ Movement and Absolute Radio.
He writes about video journalism on his blog and in spring 2012 he publishes “Inside the Story” a collaborative ebook about digital storytelling, raising money for charity. He lectures in video journalism at Kingston University in London, and has run workshops in video storytelling in Spain, Russia, Moldova and all over the UK.
Testimonials"An impressive amount of useful tips, guidance and hands-on training was effortlessly crammed into one day. A great crash course for novice or intermediate videomakers going online." Arlid Foss (ESRC)
"Very good. It was a well-paced course from someone clearly passionate about the media and the way he conveyed his knowledge to us was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending the online video journalism course by Adam Westbrook to others" Matt Eastley (Beetroot PR)