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Video Journalism

Video Journalism

London College of Communication
Taught by
Chester Yang


Video journalism can be used effectively to attract viewers into your story and grip their attention quickly and efficiently.

This course will teach you how to plan, shoot, edit and upload video stories for websites, using both cameras and phones.

It has an emphasis on digital storytelling rather than traditional TV and you will walk away with professional video techniques to enhance your web projects.

Topics Covered

  • Shooting video for the web
  • Storytelling, framing and interviewing
  • Planning shoots
  • Camera techniques: shooting interviews, sequences and cutaways
  • Location shooting exercise
  • Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Formats and uploads

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

  • Shoot well-framed, quality video with good sound
  • Edit your material together using professional editing software
  • Successfully embed your finished product online

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for print, online or radio journalists who want to upgrade their video skills.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience.

Follow Up courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your digital education with Video Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X or enhance your social media skills with Social Media Marketing.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke video journalism and journalism courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description

Chester is an independent filmmaker based in London with over sixteen years experience in making documentaries, news and corporate videos for TV, web and VOD platforms.  Chester has shot on various DSLR cameras like the Cannon 5D and C100, Panasonic AF101 and Sony FS-700.

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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