We offer video training for journalists looking to upskill. There’s increasing demand on print journalists to develop multimedia skills, and video skills in particular can increase your employability.
Find out more about our affordable four day and weekend courses on our website: http://spectacle.co.uk/training/
Freelance journalist Charlotte took our four day course last year, because she wanted to expand into video…
Since completing training with us, she has been living and working in Myanmar, producing videos in addition to writing for international media.
She recently directed and produced a mini documentary about LGBT rights in Myanmar:
Charlotte says: “Training with Spectacle gave me the confidence and knowledge and skills to go away and make videos on my own. Mark makes a process than can seem daunting seem simple. I have been able to produce and sell short journalistic videos since training with Spectacle, when I had no knowledge of filmmaking before. I have found that I enjoy video production so much that I have now applied for funding to make a full length documentary.”
Are you a student, interested in documentary filmmaking, video-journalism (becoming a ‘self-shooter’), media communications and marketing, or using video for your final project or fieldwork? We pride ourselves on our affordable and efficient intensive short courses in filmmaking, video production, and video editing, and for students they are even cheaper.
We offer our Digital Video Production Weekend — a great introductory course for beginners — for just £180 to students (a £60 discount on the full price), and our intensive Four Day Filmmaking Course — also suitable for beginners, but ideal for consolidating and expanding on basic or self-taught skills — for £350 (£150 off).
We also have a course designed specifically for people who want to learn video skills for academic purposes — for use in fieldwork or on their final project and a course for people interested in media communications and marketing. We have courses running soon — before your final project is due! — and over the summer. If you are graduating this year and interested in pursuing a career in documentary filmmaking, self-shooter video-journalism, media communications and marketing, or academia then sign up now and we will honour the student discount even if you graduate before the course start date.
As a journalist learning how to use video allows you to work for a wider range of media outlets.
1.With print newspaper production falling by 8% each day and the emergence of new technology, the world of journalism is changing.
2. Media outlets such as online magazines are relying more and more on online video content to keep their readers informed. Outlets such as the BBC are now using video on their Instagram accounts to give their followers short news bursts.
3. Video gives the audience visuals to look at rather than simply text to read, which takes less energy. Therefore readers will often choose to watch a video over reading text.
4. A video informs the reader faster than text. In this age of technology readers want to receive news as fast as possible. In a piece of text every detail needs to be explained, but videos can show rather than tell.
5. Learning how to use video will mean that you can work for a wider range of media outlets.
If you want to produce your own films or make your own online digital media content for your website this is the course for you.
Short, sharp, affordable.
It is ideal for aspiring documentary and film makers with no prior experience looking to develop a foundation from which to progress. It is suitable for Journalists who want to re-skill as self-shooters, Media Studies students and tutors who want to put theory into practice and anyone who wants to learn to produce high quality digital videos.
Affordable, intensive, effective and future proofhands-on practical course in a friendly environment- much can be taken away from this weekend.
We offer concession rates for registered unemployed and full time students, group discounts and we can run the training course at your work place/institution/university.