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Smartphone Filmmaking

Intro to Smartphone Filming (45 min)
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

Production 1 - Smartphone (90 min)
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Smartphone pro - webinar (90 min)
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools

Production 3 - Sound (90 min)
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Production 4 - Video Interview (90 min)
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline

Production 5 - Practice: filming a talking head (90 min)
Inteview Exercise Presentation (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

Production 6 – Grip and permissions (90 min)
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbles
Permissions
Conclusions and Q&A 

Smartphone filmmaking
7 Modules - £195

"The training packed lots into one day and covered all aspects of smartphone filming. It's given me lots of ideas to take away and put into practice" - Cathy Meligan

CALENDAR

Intensive (3 days): May 25-26-29 | July 6-7-10 | Sept 7-8-11
Weekend (2 weekends): June 13-14-21 | July 25-26-Aug 2
Night School (5 weeks): Starting June 18 (Thursdays 18.00-21.00) | Sept 15 (Tuesdays 18.00-21.00) 

Video Production

Intro to Smartphone Filming (45 min)
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

Production 1 - Smartphone (90 min)
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Production 2 – Principles of video production (90 min)
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focal Length
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO

Smartphone pro - webinar (90 min)
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools

Production 3 - Sound (90 min)
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Production 4 - Video Interview (90 min)
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline

Production 5 - Practice: filming a talking head (90 min)
Inteview Exercise Presentation (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

Production 6 – Grip and permissions (90 min)
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbles
Permissions

Production 7 - Filming to edit (90 min)
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt

Production 8 - Practice: B-roll (90 min)
B-roll exercise presentation: portraits and locations (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise (60 min)

Production 9: filming indoor/outdoor (90 min)
Lighting
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A 

Video Production
11 Modules - £280

“This is a fantastic introduction to the basics of film-making. Mark is a very skilled trainer and the course content was comprehensive and clear” - Paula

CALENDAR

Intensive (4 days): May 25-26/28-29 | July 6-7/9-10 | Sept 7-8/10-11
Weekend (2 weekends): June 13-14/20-21 | July 25-26/Aug 1-2
Night School (7 weeks): Starting June 18 (Thursdays 18.00-21.00) | Sept 15 (Tuesdays 18.00-21.00) 

Video Editing

EDITING 1 – Intro to Premiere Pro (90 min)
What is non-linear editing?
Understanding the software
Premiere Pro architecture
Basic tools and functions

EDITING 2 – Workflows (90 min)
Industry phases and roles: assistant editor, online and offline editor
Getting ready: backing up, importing media

EDITING 3 – Assistant Editor (90 min)
Setting Up a project
Cataloguing your rushes
Selecting clips

EDITING 4 – Off-line editing (90 min)
How to efficiently achieve your 'fine cut'
Use of sequences: themes
Channels: inserting and layering

EDITING 5 – Online Editing 1 (90 min)
Pen tool
Editing sound
Effects and transitions
Resizing clips

EDITING 6 – Online Editing 2 (90 min)
Key frames
Animating still images
Creating captions
Fixing clips: color, cropping

EDITING 7 – Exporting and Sharing (90 min)
Rendering and exporting
Codecs
Video platforms and social media
Copyrights 

FINAL SESSION - Q&A

Video Editing
8 Modules - £200

“I had no previous knowledge of the software, so I would have been completely scared of trying things on it — the course felt just right to begin this exploration and the information on codec and export was particularly helpful” - Sophia

CALENDAR

Intensive (3 days): June 2-4-5 | July 14-16-17 | Sept 15-17-18
Weekend (2 weekends): June 28-July 4-5 | Aug 9-15-16
Night School (7 weeks): Starting August 6 (Thu 18.00-21.00) | November 3 (Tue 18.00-21.00) 

Filmmaking

Intro to Smartphone Filming (45 min)
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

Production 1 - Smartphone (90 min)
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Production 2 – Principles of video production (90 min)
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focal Length
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO 

Smartphone pro - webinar (90 min)
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools

Production 3 - Sound (90 min)
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Production 4 - Video Interview (90 min)
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline

Production 5 - Practice: filming a talking head (90 min)
Inteview Exercise Presentation (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

Production 6 – Grip and permissions (90 min)
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbles
Permissions

Production 7 - Filming to edit (90 min)
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt

Production 8 - Practice: B-roll (90 min)
B-roll exercise presentation: portraits and locations (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise (60 min) 

Production 9: filming indoor/outdoor (90 min)
Lighting
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A 

Production WEBINAR: Filming Live Events

EDITING 1 – Intro to Premiere Pro (90 min)
What is non-linear editing?
Understanding the software
Premiere Pro architecture
Basic tools and functions

EDITING 2 – Workflows (90 min)
Industry phases and roles: assistant editor, online and offline editor
Getting ready: backing up, importing media

EDITING 3 – Assistant Editor (90 min)
Setting Up a project
Cataloguing your rushes
Selecting clips

EDITING 4 – Off-line editing (90 min)
How to efficiently achieve your 'fine cut'
Use of sequences: themes
Channels: inserting and layering

EDITING 5 – Online Editing 1 (90 min)
Pen tool
Editing sound
Effects and transitions
Resizing clips

EDITING 6 – Online Editing 2 (90 min)
Key frames
Animating still images
Creating captions
Fixing clips: color, cropping

EDITING 7 – Exporting and Sharing (90 min)
Rendering and exporting
Codecs
Video platforms and social media
Copyrights 

Course Conclusions and Q&A

FINAL SESSION - Q&A

Filmmaking
21 Modules - £550

“This is a fabulous comprehensive course that provides attendants with a good foundation on filmmaking. Combing theory and practical information, as well as an insight into industry standards and expectations.” - Kia

CALENDAR

Intensive (8 days): May 25-26/28-29 June 1-2/4-5 | July 6-7/9-10/13-14/16-17 | Sept 7-8/10-11/14-15/17-18  
Weekend (4 weekends): June 13-14/20-21/27-28/July 4-5 | July 25-26/Aug 1-2/8-9/15-16, 
Night School (15 weeks): Starting June 18 (Thursdays 18.00-21.00) | Sept 15 (Tuesdays 18.00-21.00) 

Video Production for 
Anthropologists & Social Researchers

Intro: Video for research (45 min)
How can video be used in social research?
What will you be able to achieve at the end of this course?

Intro to Smartphone Filming (45 min)
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

Production 1 - Smartphone (90 min)
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Production 2 – Principles of video production (90 min)
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focal Length
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO

Smartphone pro - webinar (90 min)
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools

Production 3 - Sound (90 min)
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Production 4 - Video Interview (90 min)
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline

Production 5 - Practice: filming a talking head (90 min)
Inteview Exercise Presentation (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

Production 6 – Grip and permissions (90 min)
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbles
Permissions

Production 7 - Filming to edit (90 min)
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt

Production 8 - Practice: B-roll (90 min)
B-roll exercise presentation: portraits and locations (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise (60 min)

Production 9: filming indoor/outdoor (90 min)
Lighting
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A 

Social Research WEBINAR – Videomaking as data collection (60 min) 

Course Conclusions and Q&A (60 min) 

Video Production for 
Anthropologists & Social Researchers
14 Modules - £320

“It really teaches you all the basics of the camera and how to use it properly in practice. But also indepth tips were given on a more advanced level. Mark is a very good instructor!” - Maartje 

CALENDAR

Intensive (5 days): May 25-26/28-29/June 1 | July 6-7/9-10/13 | Sept 7-8/10-11/14
Weekend (3 weekends): June 13-14/20-21/27 | July 25-26/Aug 1-2/8
Night School (8 weeks): Starting June 18 (Thursdays 18.00-21.00) | Sept 15 (Tuesdays 18.00-21.00) 

Participatory Video Workshop

Intro: Participatory Video (45 min)
What will you be able to achieve at the end of this course?
What is PV? How can it be used?
Spectacle's experience of PV and community led documentary making

Intro to Smartphone Filming (45 min)
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

Production 1 - Smartphone (90 min)
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Production 2 – Principles of video production (90 min)
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focal Length
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO 

Smartphone pro - webinar (90 min)
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools

Production 3 - Sound (90 min)
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Production 4 - Video Interview (90 min)
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline

Production 5 - Practice: filming a talking head (90 min)
Inteview Exercise Presentation (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

Production 6 – Grip and permissions (90 min)
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbles
Permissions

Production 7 - Filming to edit (90 min)
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt

Production 8 - Practice: B-roll (90 min)
B-roll exercise presentation: portraits and locations (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise (60 min) 

Production 9: filming indoor/outdoor (90 min)
Lighting
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A 

PV WEBINAR – PV workshop: how to share videomaking
 
PV WEBINAR – Practicing PV: commissioned work and grassroot challenges

EDITING 1 – Intro to Premiere Pro (90 min)
What is non-linear editing?
Understanding the software
Premiere Pro architecture
Basic tools and functions

EDITING 2 – Workflows (90 min)
Industry phases and roles: assistant editor, online and offline editor
Getting ready: backing up, importing media

EDITING 3 – Assistant Editor (90 min)
Setting Up a project
Cataloguing your rushes
Selecting clips

EDITING 4 – Off-line editing (90 min)
How to efficiently achieve your 'fine cut'
Use of sequences: themes
Channels: inserting and layering

EDITING 5 – Online Editing 1 (90 min)
Pen tool
Editing sound
Effects and transitions
Resizing clips

EDITING 6 – Online Editing 2 (90 min)
Key frames
Animating still images
Creating captions
Fixing clips: color, cropping

EDITING 7 – Exporting and Sharing (90 min)
Rendering and exporting
Codecs
Video platforms and social media
Copyrights 

Course Conclusions and Q&A (60 min)

PV WEBINAR Editing in PV: how to share editorial control (60 min)

PV WEBINAR - A journey through Spectacle's 30 years’ experience in PV (120 min)


FINAL SESSION - Q&A

Participatory Video Workshop
25 Modules - £570

“Provides one with the necessary understanding to plan participatory video projects as
an academic” - Sanja

CALENDAR

Intensive (8 days): May 25-26/28-29 June 1-2/4-5 | July 6-7/9-10/13-14/16-17 | Sept 7-8/10-11/14-15/17-18  
Weekend (4 weekends): June 13-14/20-21/27-28/July 4-5 | July 25-26/Aug 1-2/8-9/15-16 
Night School (15 weeks): Starting June 18 (Thursdays 18.00-21.00) | Sept 15 (Tuesdays 18.00-21.00) 

Video Marketing

Intro: Video Marketing (45 min)
What will you be able to achieve at the end of this course?
How can Video help your marketing strategies?

Intro to Smartphone Filming (45 min)
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?

Production 1 - Smartphone (90 min)
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices

Production 2 – Principles of video production (90 min)
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focal Length
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO 

Smartphone pro - webinar (90 min)
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools

Production 3 - Sound (90 min)
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices

Production 4 - Video Interview (90 min)
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline

Production 5 - Practice: filming a talking head (90 min)
Inteview Exercise Presentation (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise (60 min)

Production 6 – Grip and permissions (90 min)
Grip equipment
Tripods, monopods, gimbles
Permissions

Production 7 - Filming to edit (90 min)
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt

Production 8 - Practice: B-roll (90 min)
B-roll exercise presentation: portraits and locations (30 min)
Practice
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise (60 min) 

Production 9: filming indoor/outdoor (90 min)
Lighting
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A 

Video Marketing WEBINAR – Filming to sell: filming products and call to actions

Production WEBINAR: Filming Live Events

EDITING 1 – Intro to Premiere Pro (90 min)
What is non-linear editing?
Understanding the software
Premiere Pro architecture
Basic tools and functions

EDITING 2 – Workflows (90 min)
Industry phases and roles: assistant editor, online and offline editor
Getting ready: backing up, importing media

EDITING 3 – Assistant Editor (90 min)
Setting Up a project
Cataloguing your rushes
Selecting clips

EDITING 4 – Off-line editing (90 min)
How to efficiently achieve your 'fine cut'
Use of sequences: themes
Channels: inserting and layering

EDITING 5 – Online Editing 1 (90 min)
Pen tool
Editing sound
Effects and transitions
Resizing clips

EDITING 6 – Online Editing 2 (90 min)
Key frames
Animating still images
Creating captions
Fixing clips: color, cropping

EDITING 7 – Exporting and Sharing (90 min)
Rendering and exporting
Codecs
Video platforms and social media
Copyrights 

Video Marketing WEBINAR – Bring video in-house: budgeting, keeping control and outsourcing (60min)

Course Conclusions and Q&A (60 min)

FINAL SESSION - Q&A

Video Marketing
24 Modules - £620

“A fantastic introduction to video for marketing, following the process all the way through” - Adam

CALENDAR

Intensive (8 days): May 25-26/28-29 June 1-2/4-5 | July 6-7/9-10/13-14/16-17 | Sept 7-8/10-11/14-15/17-18  
Weekend (4 weekends): June 13-14/20-21/27-28/July 4-5 | July 25-26/Aug 1-2/8-9/15-16 
Night School (15 weeks): Starting June 18 (Thursdays 18.00-21.00) | Sept 15 (Tuesdays 18.00-21.00) 

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