Adobe Video for Journalism : Shooting and Editing Footage

Three Day Course


Increasingly journalists are being asked to shoot professional video footage to accompany reports - often working alone.

The first day of this three day course looks at basic video camera technology, how to capture general footage and record interviews. Days two and three are studio based as you will edit your footage, adding sound and voiceovers.

The course includes a comprehensive introduction to using Adobe Premiere with the emphasis on capturing footage and preparing video for broadcast or the web. No previous video shooting or editing experience is required.

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18-20th Jun 18 London Bridge £745 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
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Course Outline

  • Day One
    Planning a shoot
    • What is the story and what footage will be appropriate?
    • Preparing for a shoot - a shortlist of things to take
    • Release forms and when you need to use them

    Different types of shot
    • Framing shots
    • POVs (Points of View)
    • Considering eye-lines
    • Anticipating problems
    • Tripods and camera shake

    Establishing a shot
    • Creating a context
    • Working with natural light
    • Tips for capturing movement
    • Panning shots

    Preparing to shoot an interview on location
    • Planning an interview
    • How long do you have?
    • Research your subject
    • Planning questions in advance
    • Framing questions and eliciting answers
    • Questions to ask to create soundbites

    Shooting interviews on location
    • Creating a context shot or background for the interview
    • Lighting natural versus artificial lighting
    • Working within time constraints
    • Shooting a piece to camera
    • Problems to avoid

    Capturing audio
    • Different noise considerations when using an on camera mic or external mic
    • Recording sound
    • Working with background noise
  • Days Two and Three
    The second and third days of the course will be spent editing and preparing your footage for broadcast. This course assumes little or no previous video editing experience.

    Introduction to editing digital video
    • Shooting terminology
    • Understanding non-linear editing
    • Setting up a project
    • Adobe Premiere and its interface
    • Choosing preference settings
    • Working with bins
    • Transferring your footage from the camera to the desktop

    Reviewing your footage and making editing decisions
    • Capturing and playing back digital video
    • Viewing and marking clips
    • Working with your story
    • Selecting footage to use
    • Creating a piece with a start, middle and end

    Editing your footage in Premiere
    • Understanding the Timeline and the Canvas
    • Editing in the Timeline
    • Viewing edit points
    • Inserting clips
    • Deleting clips and gaps
    • Trimming, dragging and fine-tuning edit points
    • Editing for impact
    • Using the trim edit window
    • Adding video transitions

    Adding Audio
    • Adjusting audio in the timeline
    • Editing sound clips
    • Creating Voice overs
    • Combining location recordings and voice-overs
    • Making audio-only edits
    • Applying audio transitions

    Incorporating still images
    • Adding logos, maps, diagrams and other items
    • Incorporating still images
    • Animating still images

    Working with titles
    • Adding titles
    • Animating titles

    Finishing your project
    • Exporting your sequence and clips
    • Preparing video for broadcast
    • Preparing your video for the web
    • Compression issues

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

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Linney Design
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Learnt so much in two, days incredibly useful. Learnt more Premiere in two days then three weeks of online tutorials.

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