The Hands-On Backpack and Mobile Video Workshop (B432-14)
In one intensive hands-on week we can show you how to capture and edit video.
Don’t worry, we have endless patience and specialize in teaching technophobes and video doubters. Over five fast-paced days you will shoot four projects from simple sequences to a complete story. We will replicate real newsroom time demands and show you how to work efficiently.
Thanks to our partnership with Canon, you can use our state-of-the-art DSLR or HD video gear, or bring your own. We will show you how to make the most of your phone’s camera functions; how to maximize your storytelling using any camera you have at the moment the news breaks; how to edit video using Adobe Premiere in our Mac computer labs.
You will get feedback on your work from Poynter faculty and guest faculty who come fresh from newsrooms.
- Video basics: including motion, sequences, action/reaction, framing and depth of field techniques
- Make the most of the light you have
- Understanding your gear
- Hands-on practice: Basic shoot and critique
- What makes video stories work: story shapes, character development, natural sound, surprises, strong opens and memorable closes
- The DSLR ‘s place in the video landscape: what you will need to succeed
- Shooting a news event-hands on practice
- The basics of editing-understanding timelines, transitions and cuts
- Your phone as your camera
- Practice: covering a news event with a phone camera
- Hands on editing practice of phone video
- Critique of your story
- How to be a web and social media superstar leveraging your new video skills
- Video Ethics in a fast-paced journalism world: real cases and real pressures
- Final Project-a news event using the camera of your choice
- Edit the final project with coaching
- Share your work
- The class gives you feedback on your project