Next course: 18 February 2021 to 1 April 2021
7 x 90 minute sessions, Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.00pm - Places Available
Cost: £145, £130 (early booking discount by 4th Feb.), £110 concessions.
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism – Online course is a seven-session, interactive beginners’ course for people who want to start learning and developing skills to think like a Broadcast Journalist. Runs 90 minutes per week over 7 weeks for a maximum of eight learners.
In the world of 24-hour news a journalist needs to be able to script, film and edit compelling stories in the most efficient and dynamic way possible. Gone are the days of cameramen, satellite trucks and sound operators working as a team with a journalist to bring a story to our screens. Reporters are now often sent on location with little more than a laptop, their phone and the internet. This is personal digital production in the 21st century.
Why do this course?
- Being concise is a fundamental part of modern storytelling. This course will give you the skills to distill complex thoughts and ideas into compelling narratives
- You’ll understand easy techniques and rules to quickly capture footage and bring your story to life
- You’ll examine script writing for news and learn how to grab the viewer with news-specific dialogue
- We’ll look at how to edit quickly and efficiently so you can turn around a story in record time and still make it look great
- You’ll look at the extra film flourishes that you can bring to news to make your material stand out from the crowd
- You’ll get a sound basis in news production, a critical eye for basic TV techniques and you’ll be furnished with a wealth of transferable skills to make short-form video content for a range of online clients
Who is Introduction to Broadcast Journalism – Online course aimed at?
This online course is for anyone interested in the art of short-form storytelling. At the end of the course you’ll know how to identify a cracking story; you’ll be able to conduct interviews and then capture all the other key elements that you need to bring that story to life. You’ll recognise which tools you need to capture those elements and develop the skills to do so efficiently, cost effectively and to a tight deadline. Finally, you’ll learn how to knit all those elements together into bite-sized, watchable chunks that are both gripping and informative. Whether you’re hoping for a career in the news, or you just want to tell the story of characters on your allotment in a format people will enjoy and value, then Introduction to Broadcast Journalism – Online course is for you.
Your Tutor – Tim Bearder
Tim Bearder had a 12-year career with the BBC, where he was trained by the American director Michael Rosenblum in this new multi-skilled way of working. Personal Digital Production (PDP) transformed news coverage across the Nations and Regions with more journalists and cameras on the road than ever before. These innovative practices placed the BBC at the forefront of best practice in modern television journalism. Tim was a television journalist with BBC South Today, telling important stories of the day across a region from Milton Keynes to the Isle of Wight. He has since set up several successful independent production companies filming all over the world for blue chip companies like BT and Lloyds Bank to name but two.
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism – Online course outline
Session One – Introduction – Thursday 18th Feb. 6.30pm – 8pm
What is Television News and how you can make it using the five shot rule.
Session Two – Editing with your 5 Shots – Thursday 25th Feb. 6.30pm – 8pm
How to take those five shots and build them into a sequence.
Session Three – Scripting and presenting – Thursday 4th March. 6.30pm – 8pm
Picking a story, how to choose what is compelling and how to bring to life a story that isn’t.
Session four – Scripting & Presenting part 2 – Thursday 11th March 6.30pm – 8pm
How to knit a story together with interviews voice over and presentation.
Session five – Kit you need to do the job – Thursday 18th March 6.30pm – 8pm
A look at the cameras and equipment that you will need to create great short films.
Session six – Shooting interviews and preparing your stories – Thursday 25th March 6.30pm – 8pm
How to light and film the all important interview sequence.
Session seven – Reviewing your films and answering your questions – Thursday 1st April 6.30pm – 8pm
Final breakdown of your films and a chance to ask questions about how to take your work to the next level.
Early booking discount & concessions
Book early to get 10% reduction on the full price course fee. See the date at top right of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits are eligible to claim the concessionary rate. Evidence is required, such as student card, NHS staff card or benefit letter.
Means tested benefits: JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits & Universal Credit.
All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning