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Video Journalism Short Course

Course description

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.

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.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


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


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • A camera or camera phone
  • Notebook and Pen
  • USB Memory Stick

Meet the Tutor:

Learn how to plan, shoot and edit your video stories using both cameras and phones on this three-day beginner short course.

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