Documentary making masterclass






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    A fully comprehensive,training course that takes you from the very basics of what to shoot through to the compexities of professional, broadcast, documentary production. Based on the same course delivered to professional broadcasters around the world, organisations such as the BBC, MediaCorp and others, this course is in great demand all around the world.

    The course covers; planning, proposal writing, commissioning, contracts, shooting, post-production, broadcast and publication.

    WHO IS IT FOR?

    Specifically aimed at anyone wanting to work as alone as a self-shoot producer, producing, shooting and editing documentaries for online or mainstream network broadcast, although the content covers everything you need to know if you’re intending to shoot and produce documentaries with a crew.

    WHAT DO I NEED?

    The course is specifically aimed at self-shoot producers using the Canon C-series cameras, C100, C300 and C500, but the general content and application would apply to any camera.

    COURSE OUTCOME

    To give enrollees the skills to produce, shoot and edit, potentially award winning, documentaries.

    Course Curriculum

    SESSION 1 - Lone Filmmaking
    Doco – Course Intro
    SESSION 2 - Which is the right camera?
    Doco 2 – Pt 1 – Does it Matter?
    Doco 2 – Pt 2 – Sensor size
    Doco 2 – Pt 3 – Lenses
    Doco 2 – Pt 4 – Ergonomics
    Doco 2 – Pt 5 – Perception
    Doco 2 – Pt 6 – Sound
    Doco 2 – Pt 7 – Sound continued
    Doco 2 – Pt 8 – Media Cards
    Doco 2 – Pt 9 – Other kit, the client & quality
    SESSION 3 - What's in your bag?
    Doco 3 – Pt 1 – What’s in your bag introduction
    Doco 3 – Pt 2 – How to lay out the inside of your bag
    Doco 3 – Pt 3 – Batteries
    Doco 3 – Pt 4 – Lenses
    Doco 3 – Pt 6 – Stands etc
    Doco 3 – Pt 7 – Tripods
    Doco 3 – Pt 8 – Video Storage
    SESSION 4 - Directing
    Doco 4 – Action and sequences
    SESSION 5 - Semi-automatic
    Doco 5 – Semi-automatic
    SESSION 6 - What to shoot
    Doco 6 – Pt 1 – Recognising the strengths of the camera
    Doco 6 – Pt 2 – The strengths of lone working
    Doco 6 – Pt 3 – Another treatment approach
    Doco 6 – Pt 4 – How do we achieve the different achievements?
    Doco 6 – Pt 5 – Different approaches continued
    Doco 6 – Pt 6 – Self shooting strengths
    SESSION 7 - The five shots
    Doco 7 – Pt 1 – Sequences and montage
    Doco 7 – Pt 2 – How to approach the shoot
    Doco 7 – Pt 3 – The 5 shot sequence
    Doco 7 – Pt 4 – Machine gunning
    SESSION 8 - Sound
    Doco 8 – Pt 1 – Gun mics & radio mics
    Doco 8 – Pt 2 – Radio Mic operation
    Doco 8 – Pt 3 – Actuality
    Doco 8 – Pt 4 – Lapels and digital recorders
    Doco 8 – Pt 5 – Sound syncing
    SESSION 9 - Focus and Composition
    Doco 9 – Pt 1 – The importance of good focus
    Doco 9 – Pt 2 – Focal length
    Doco 9 – Pt 3 – Depth of Field
    Doco 9 – Pt 4 – Expanded focus
    Doco 9 – Pt 5 – Peaking
    Doco 9 – Pt 6 – Using the Viewfinder
    Doco 9 – Pt 7 – Rule of Thirds
    Doco 9 – Pt 8 – Interview looking room
    SESSION 10 - Manual settings
    Doco 10 – Pt 1 – Manual settings
    Doco 10 – Pt 2 – What lenses?
    Doco 10 – Pt 3 – N.D. Filters
    Doco 10 – Pt 4 – Exposure
    Doco 10 – Pt 5 – N.D. in conjunction with exposure
    Doco 10 – Pt 6 – Shutter
    Doco 10 – Pt 7 – White balance
    Doco 10 – Pt 8 – Gain
    SESSION 11 - Crossing the line
    Doco 11 – Crossing the line
    SESSION 12 - Interviewing the techniques
    Doco 12 – Pt 1 – Formal and informal
    Doco 12 – Pt 2 – Formal interviews, eyeline & positioning
    Doco 12 – Pt 3 – When to do interviews & cutaways
    Doco 12 – Pt 4 – Background and movement
    Doco 12 – Pt 5 – Informal interviews
    Doco 12 – Pt 6 – Considering treatment styles & question techniques
    SESSION 13 - Treatment
    Doco 13 – Pt 1 – To pre-plan or not to pre-plan
    Doco 13 – Pt 2 – Considerations before deciding on treatment
    Doco 13 – Pt 3 – Types of treatment
    Doco 13 – Pt 4 – Empathy & the secrets of good storytelling
    Doco 13 – Pt 5 – Further treatment styles, hybrid, run-n-gun, self-authored
    Doco 13 – Pt 6 – Multiple treatments & shooting safety
    SESSION 15 - Documentaries
    Doco 15 – Pt 1 – Introduction
    Doco 15 – Pt 2 – What is a documentary
    Doco 15 – Pt 3 – The Central Character
    Doco 15 – Pt 4 – The Journey
    Doco 15 – Pt 5 – Actuality
    Doco 15 – Pt 6 – What it takes
    Doco 15 – Pt 7 – What is the story
    Doco 15 – Pt 8 – The Proposal
    Doco 15 – Pt 9 – The Importance of Nailing the Treatment
    Doco 15 – Pt 10 – Proposals and teasers
    Doco 15 – Pt 11 – Structure
    Doco 15 – Pt 12 – Permissions, contracts & logistics
    Doco 15 – Pt 13 – Backing up
    Doco 15 – Pt 14 – Stay focussed
    Session 16 - What next?
    Doco 16 – Summary

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