Dates for 2013 training sessions will be announced soon. Drop us a line if you’re interested.
João Medeiros: “It was a very intensive learning experience. Ron is a remarkable instructor, a person capable of teaching with equal prowess, the technical, the aesthetic and the human aspects of making documentaries…There is nothing more rewarding than to be taught by heroes like Ron and Sorious.”
Insight News TV offers a two day intensive training courses in London and Paris on the art and science of factual filmmaking.
This is a raw ‘on the edge’ learning experience where we deal with practical skills you will need to make well-crafted films.
BAFTA award winning filmmaker Ron McCullagh will lead you through all the tools and techniques essential to making broadcast quality films.
Participants will learn how to make a film with the most basic equipment: simply a digital camera, a microphone and a light. By the end of the course you will be able to do this alone.
This course is suitable for beginners and intermediates. Classes will have no more than 15 students.
This course will:
Provide you with the necessary skills to single-handedly shoot your own films.
Increase your confidence in the technical aspects of cameras, lighting, and sound.
Give you a raw insight into guerrilla style camera work from award winning professionals with many years of experience of filming in adverse conditions.
Make you aware of the basic requirements necessary to make broadcast quality films.
The deconstruction of a film: Insights into why shots were used, how sequences were filmed and what is required to make a twelve minute News feature to professional standard.
A detailed lecture on the Sony HVR-Z1E HDV camera, from using the menus and the importance of timecodes, to the understanding of how to use the camera’s functions to your creative advantage.
Lectures on Sound, including types of microphone, their proper use, and monitoring levels.
Lectures on Lighting and how to use lights and gels to the best visual effects.
Practical shooting - teams of three will put into practice the lessons from Day 1, followed by a detailed criticism of their work.
“The Interview” Theory and Practice - Participants will be given advice on all aspects of interviewing, from the correct method of questioning to the rules of angles, lighting, and close-ups.
Final deconstruction - using their knowledge participants will deconstruct and criticize a 12 minute News feature.
Participants will be armed with the knowledge and confidence required to single-handedly shoot a twelve minute News feature. Participants will have gained an insight into the some of the realities of international journalism.