Documentary Self-Shooting: Introduction
Online short courses
Did you know we offer a similar course online? UAL online short courses are designed to help creative people master new challenges, develop their skills, get inspired by new ideas and access the UAL learning experience without having to travel to a campus for class.
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.
- 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
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.
We also offer bespoke video editing courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.
Having developed editing skills using Final Cut Pro (FCP) 7, FCP X and Premiere Pro, Chester has directed, produced and marketed his own films worldwide which has taken him to film festivals around the world. He is presently writing a feature film and is in postproduction on two documentaries. Chester has worked in Sierra Leone, across the UK and Europe. He has over six years experience in teaching filmmaking to secondary schools and colleges in London.
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