Learn what it takes to create powerful video journalism - technically and editorially - from three multimedia journalists who have made 1,500 short films for the Guardian.
Online video has revolutionised the way traditional print organisations like the Guardian are approaching journalism; smartphones, editing software and new camera technology have made potential video journalists of us all; inky-fingered hacks are being told to pick up a camera; advertisers can’t get enough of online video … Are you wondering how to survive and thrive in this new visual world?
This course aims to inspire, instruct and empower those who want to work in the exploding field of video journalism. We will look at how modern video journalism can both break with the conventions and constraints of traditional broadcast TV, and rise above the amateurism of home-shot footage. We will look at how to maximise the evidential power of video, taking you through the planning, shooting and editing process involved in making compelling short films.
The weekend will also be a chance to peer behind the curtain of the Guardian’s multimedia department, and find out how stories get developed, commissioned and shot - and in some cases shot down. Part of the course will take place in our working studios, and will be delivered by a three video journalists who have been at the Guardian since the launch of the multimedia department, and a session from the multimedia news editor.
The course will cover:
How good online video can be distinct from other forms
Planning and execution of multimedia reporting
How to survive in the field
How to find stories, characters and scenes
Filming with a cameraphone
Kitless video producing and user-generated content
Video interviews: approach and execution
Non-news coverage - how can we show sport and culture in a different light?
New forms of digital storytelling - interactives
Editing - how to turn your raw footage into a powerful storytelling
Sound - recording great sound in the field and how to use it
Date: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2013
Venue: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9GU
Price: £400 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
Maximum class size: 10 (except during key note talks where 30)
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.