Mobile journalism and video for the web training with Journalism.co.uk this November
Great new courses will be running on 2 and 4 November with international freelance multimedia journalist Guy Degen.
First up is ‘Introduction to video for the web’ on Wednesday 2 November, 2011.
This one day introductory course is intended to be very hands-on and will include both theory within a training room and outdoor practical filming exercises.
This course will cover:
video for the web formats
basic filming techniques
framing and composition of shots
microphones and solutions for recording quality audio
using tripods and monopods
free and low cost software for video production
tips and tricks of using small camcorders
You will leave understanding:
how to use a small camcorder effectively to record video in a variety of different situations
how to plan and produce basic video for the web formats
how to set up and record interviews
how to prepare your video for editing and compress video
the advantages and limitations of small camcorders
The training will be conducted mainly using the Kodak Zi8 camcorder but participants are also welcomed to bring their own camcorder.
Tickets are £250 + VAT. For more information and to book please visit: http://www.journalism.co.uk/Learn-online-video-reporting-skills/s317/
Next up is ‘Using a mobile phone for reporting’ on Friday 4 November 2011.
The course is aimed at journalists and media professionals seeking to develop their skills to produce and file multimedia content using smartphones such as Android phones, Blackberry or iPhones.
The course will cover:
camera, video and audio functions/settings in mobile phones
essential kit for reporting with a mobile phone
social media apps and blogs suited to mobile reporting
free and low cost mobile phone apps for producing content
practical field reporting exercises and workflows
tips and tricks of using a mobile phone for reporting
You will leave understanding:
how to set up your mobile phone for field reporting
how to plan and produce multimedia content with a mobile phone
how to include mobile phone content in your social media streams and reporting workflow
how to use apps useful for mobile reporting
how to stream live video from a mobile phone
how to produce better video and images with a mobile phone
Tickets are £250 + VAT. For more information and to book please visit: http://www.journalism.co.uk/mobile-phone-reporting-journalism/s316/
About Guy Degen
Guy Degen is a freelance journalist and lives in Germany. He travels widely producing video and multimedia stories for international broadcasters.
Guy is also regularly commissioned by UN agencies as a videographer to document development projects around the world.
In 2010 Guy filmed an independent documentary examining the plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Iraq.
Guy also mentors and trains journalists through international media development agencies including IREX Europe and the Deutsche Welle Akademie.
The BBC College of Journalism produced a video guide in its citizen journalism skills series showing how Guy uses a mobile phone for producing multimedia content.
Guy is a contributing editor of Deutsche Welle Akademie’s Africa media development blog and also blogs about his travels for the Frontline Club. You can follow Guy on Twitter: @fieldreports