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This beginner’s ‘bootcamp’ will walk participants through the basic steps of making a short video for the web; from developing an idea to writing a script to shooting to an introduction to editing.
The workshop will focus on non-fiction formats, like mini-docs and explainers, and will be almost entirely hands-on.
Over 2 Saturdays, we’ll go from a rough idea to a nearly complete one-to-two minute video about a topic of your choosing. (The workshop will provide an introduction to planning an edit, but a more in-depth editing bootcamp will be offered in another workshop.)
It’s meant for anyone who’s ever been interested in making a video, but didn’t know quite where to start.
No special camera equipment is required, only a cellphone with video capability. Participants will ideally work in teams of two.
Paul Shore is a Montreal-based videojournalist and social entrepreneur with over 20 years experience producing, directing, shooting and editing broadcast journalism and documentaries. He has produced for traditional broadcasters including CBC, CNN, MTV, and Bravo and spent 6 years as Canada Bureau Chief for the award-winning Guerrilla News Network, the internet’s first open source news network. Most recently, he spent 2 years producing, directing, shooting and hosting The Street Speaks, a community television show on Videotron’s MaTV network.
Janury 19: 9:30 am – 5 pm
– Picking our video topic or subject
– Learning how to best tell our story visually
– Writing our video outline and script
– Planning our video shoots
– Learning on-camera techniques and doing interviews on video
– Learning how to film non-interview footage, and starting to collect images and graphics
In between the 2 weekends, participants will be encouraged to:
-Collect other necessary images, graphics or sounds needed for the finished video.
Janury 26: 9:30 am – 5 pm
– Shoot remaining interviews or footage
– Reviewing footage and scripts
– Learn the basics of video editing and publishing
– Class review and feedback
Once you sign up, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.