Sat 7th & Sun 8th May 2011, 10am-5.30pm
The London Film School, Covent Garden
Fee: 350 (includes all equipment hire)
This intensive 2-day workshop with es the tools
and techniques essential to making broadcast quality News features.
Emmy and Rory Peck award-winner Ron McCullagh reveals how the industry
professionals make factual films using the most basic equipment: a digital
camera, a microphone and a light. By the end of the workshop participants
will be armed with the knowledge, confidence and practical experience
required to single-handedly shoot a well-crafted twelve minute News
feature. In addition participants will have been introduced to some of the
realities of international journalism, finding ways to truthfully report
stories through the experiences of the people involved. In short, to make
the important interesting.
During the final session of day two, Ron will be joined by Emmy and BATFA
award winning journalist Sorious Samura.
The workshops aims to:
- Introduce participants to the necessary skills to single-handedly shoot
their own short factual films.
Increase confidence in the technical aspects of cameras, lighting, and
- Give a raw insight into guerrilla style camera work from award winning
professionals with many years of experience of filming in adverse
- Outline the basic requirements necessary to make broadcast quality
films, keeping in mind the ethical responsibilities of the journalist.
Feedback from previous participants:
I really liked Rons dont-worry-about-this-button approach. He
offered a brilliant mixture of anecdote, theory and nuts & bolts and was
energetic, inspiring and humorous throughout.
"At the end of the weekend I thought, Why on earth arent I doing
this already? " which I guess is the point.
Sometimes in life you meet remarkable people. Ron is one of these. He
sensitively stripped down the techniques he employs as a filmmaker and was
a fantastic instructor.
For more info visit www.lfs.org.uk/courses/workshops or email
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