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Video Journalism Shooting Techniques
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Video Journalism Shooting Techniques

with Jeff Sengstack

Video: Welcome

Hi! I am Jeff Sengstack. Welcome to Video Journalism Shooting Techniques. My goal is to help you tell stories. Whether you're an amateur videographer, an aspiring documentary producer or even a TV news photog, I designed this course to help you use video to tell better stories. I begin by explaining how to craft your story and effectively plan your shoot with your story in mind. I go on to explain basic still-photography techniques like setting proper exposure, shutter speed, and focus.
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  1. 1m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      24s
  2. 9m 43s
    1. Creating effective stories
      3m 32s
    2. Supporting your message visually and aurally
      1m 40s
    3. Planning your shoot
      2m 51s
    4. Variety is an editor's best friend
      1m 40s
  3. 18m 7s
    1. Setting proper exposure, shutter speed, and focus
      3m 36s
    2. Adhering to the rule of thirds
      2m 30s
    3. Filling the viewfinder and framing the shot
      3m 46s
    4. Incorporating strong foreground elements
      3m 2s
    5. Using diagonal lines and curves
      2m 40s
    6. Finding unusual angles
      2m 33s
  4. 11m 13s
    1. Getting a good color balance
      4m 10s
    2. Keeping your shots steady
      2m 56s
    3. Using smooth zooms and pans
      2m 17s
    4. Avoiding a break in the plane
      1m 50s
  5. 5m 38s
    1. Shooting an establishing shot
      3m 31s
    2. Shooting a closing shot
      2m 7s
  6. 26m 43s
    1. Shooting matched action and wide and tight shots
      2m 57s
    2. Getting sequences
      1m 49s
    3. Editing matched action and sequences
      6m 54s
    4. Transitioning from exteriors to interiors
      2m 18s
    5. Shooting cutaways
      3m 1s
    6. Editing cutaways
      7m 38s
    7. Using lights
      2m 6s
  7. 9m 30s
    1. Anticipating and following the action
      2m 9s
    2. Letting action start or end out of frame
      1m 28s
    3. Using trucking shots
      1m 44s
    4. Leaning forward or backward and tilting up or down
      2m 28s
    5. Shooting point-of-view (POV) shots
      1m 41s
  8. 12m 57s
    1. Getting good sound bites
      3m 3s
    2. Getting plenty of natural sound
      2m 37s
    3. Using specialized audio editing techniques
      7m 17s
  9. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s
  10. 28m 55s
    1. Bakery sequence
      6m 54s
    2. Chocolatier sequence
      4m 12s
    3. Farrier sequence
      7m 3s
    4. Horse jumping sequence
      4m 8s
    5. Painter sequence
      2m 21s
    6. Sushi sequence
      2m 34s
    7. Woodturner sequence
      1m 43s

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2h 4m Appropriate for all Jun 19, 2012

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Join video producer, instructor, and former TV news reporter/videographer Jeff Sengstack as he presents practical tips on shooting video with shots and angles that support the story and make it more visually interesting. This course explains how to craft the story and plan your production and includes several still photography techniques that work well with video. The course also shows how to achieve shots such as sequences, matched action, reveal, trucking, and point of view, and reminds videographers to keep considering what the video editor will need to keep the story moving forward.

Topics include:
  • Creating effective stories
  • Planning the shoot
  • Setting proper exposure, shutter speed, and focus
  • Adhering to the rule of thirds
  • Framing the shot
  • Achieving a good color balance
  • Keeping shots steady
  • Using smooth zooms and pans
  • Establishing opening and closing shots
  • Transitioning from exteriors to interiors
  • Editing cutaways
  • Using lights
  • Using trucking shots
  • Working with audio
Subjects:
Video Shooting Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Jeff Sengstack

Welcome

Hi! I am Jeff Sengstack. Welcome to Video Journalism Shooting Techniques. My goal is to help you tell stories. Whether you're an amateur videographer, an aspiring documentary producer or even a TV news photog, I designed this course to help you use video to tell better stories. I begin by explaining how to craft your story and effectively plan your shoot with your story in mind. I go on to explain basic still-photography techniques like setting proper exposure, shutter speed, and focus.

Along the way, I give you advice on how to edit certain kinds of shots, including matched action, sequences and audio. (Male speaker: I try to sample the ganache.) At its core, affective storytelling is what journalism is all about. You want to craft a story that will engage your audience and shoot video that will support that story and hold your viewers' attention. So join me now, as I explain how to use video to tell stories.

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