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Video And Editing For Journalists | Training Course

Perfect for journalists looking to add shooting and editing videos to their skillset.
Shoot, edit with Adobe Premiere and output videos for broadcast or the web.


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Video And Editing For Journalists | Training Course

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Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Planning a shoot
  • Shooting an interview
  • Capturing audio
  • Editing using Adobe Premiere
  • Adding stills and titles
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 61 reviews

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

Please bring a camera with you to the course

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

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"Really well designed course covering everything in really clear steps and practice - I will recommend to my colleagues"
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Latest Reviews

"Simon was an incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging trainer. His explanations were clear, he was always available to help and gave us enough freedom to try tasks and techniques for ourselves. I learned a huge amount in just three days and the course excelled my original expectations by a mile. The media centre staff were very friendly too and the overall experience was excellent - highly recommend!"
  • 17th January

"Very knowledgeable and approachable instructor, spending his free time to better help understand and explain the equipment I brought with. Friendly staff. Good food. Good facilities. Thoroughly enjoyed."
  • 17th January

"Really thorough super friendly Really lovely when I was running a couple minutes late due to a train delay - thanks Alex!"
  • 28th April