This two-day crash course is designed to teach the basics of shooting and editing video content.
Day one teaches the basics of planning a production and shooting material – ‘talking head’ interviews, news stories and promos. Delegates are taught video camera technology, framing shots, recording good sound and using basic lighting kit or available light, as necessary.
Day two is focused on editing footage to create a news type ‘package’ with an introduction to video editing software to prepare your video for broadcast or publishing on the web.
Lighting and sound
Audio, Video Transitions and Captions
"Really brilliant day - I have learnt so much about writing press releases that I can take back and use in so many aspects of what I do."
"I really enjoyed the workshop, with relevant practical exercises and tailored feedback. The trainer gave me food for thought to go away and put into action improving my PR writing within the context of today's news cycle and wider digital society."
"Great balance of practical and theory as we were given the opportunity to write a press release ourselves and get individual feedback."
"Extremely engaging tutor, a huge amount of valuable advice. Spoke with real enthusiasm and clarity. Will be really useful in my role."
"I found the course thoroughly insightful and engaging. I especially appreciated the journalist running the course."
"A really informative and great day. The course was easy to follow and there were plenty of opportunities to ask questions if needed."
"Andy is a great tutor who provides brilliant content. This is my second workshop with him and I hope to have more in the future."
"A fantastic and really worthwhile course, I have learnt so much from just one day! Really comprehensive."
"Very useful looking at release writing from a journalist's point of view. Allowed me to see what I was doing well and what changes I could make."
Tom has worked as a freelance trainer, consultant, video editor and DVD producer for the past five years. He also runs his own company and is an Apple Solutions Expert.
Tom has over this period been involved with a number of DVD and video-editing projects, including Most Haunted for Living TV, DVD projects for Rolls Royce, Jaguar cars, EIDOS and the Sunday Times.