Documentary Self-Shooting: Introduction

This is an introductory course for complete beginners who want to know how to shoot their own documentaries. It is a practical course, taught through hands-on workshops. There will be lots of practical exercises to give you the confidence and basic skills to go out and begin shooting by yourself...

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Description

This is an introductory course for complete beginners who want to know how to shoot their own documentaries. It is a practical course, taught through hands-on workshops. There will be lots of practical exercises to give you the confidence and basic skills to go out and begin shooting by yourself.

Taught by an award-winning filmmaker, it is perfect for you, if you have little or no filmmaking experience but want to learn the basics of how to use camera and sound in documentary and all factual film and video production.

Topics Covered

  • HD formats
  • Setting up camera menu
  • Hand-held and tripod operation
  • Focus, exposure and white balance
  • Basic composition
  • Recording good quality sound
  • Shotgun and radio microphones
  • Filming in different situations
  • Organising filmed materials
  • Visual storytelling

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of documentary shooting 
  • Record good quality sound and images
  • Be confident filming on your own

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you, if you have an interest but no experience in documentary film. You may be an artist, web-designer, media professional or student.

Level
Beginner.

Course Combination
This course can be taken along with Documentary Storytelling and Documentary Interview Techniques. 


Tutor information

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Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
18/02/2017 - 25/02/2017Saturday 11:00 - 17:002 Weeks£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
11/05/2017 - 12/05/2017Thursday - Friday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
01/08/2017 - 02/08/2017Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
07/11/2017 - 08/11/2017Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket