NFTS Scotland: Self-Shooting 2 - Storytelling with the Camera
Duration 2 days
Commitment 09.30 - 17.30
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This course is designed for people who are confident operating a camera (or getting close to that) and now want to take their operating skills into the realm of telling stories with the camera.
Often in edits, rushes lack a storytelling base. There are hours and hours of rushes but little clear narrative. This course will make you think about what your shots 'do' and what part they play in telling a story before or as you shoot them, so you get what you need.
You will recap and develop your knowledge of the use of Lenses, Depth of Field, Framing and camera techniques that feed into how your rushes will be viewed by Edit Producers and Editors.
This course is a reality check for shooters who need their rushes to be more impactful and to make them more skilled, employable and adaptable.
This is a practical course giving you hands-on experience with industry standard cameras with a qualitative review of your rushes as part of the course.
Aimed at shooting researchers and Assistant Producers needing to learn more about how a camera can help them tell their stories, this course is also a good course for directors, producers and other TV or non-TV professionals wanting to start and progress in shooting for a living.
About the tutor:
This course is led in Scotland by George Cathro, who has worked in broadcast television over 35 years as a Director, Producer, Cameraperson, Edit Producer and most recently as a Shooting PD. He is a BAFTA and RTS winning director and have made programmes for nearly all UK broadcasters. As a professional trainer for over 12 years, George has delivered CPD courses, lecturing and mentoring for students from Stirling University, Napier University, ECA, UWS, Screen NETS and Creative Scotland.
He has spent many hours in the edit working with other shooters' rushes and is accustomed to the joys and the pain that can bring. His approach will endeavour to make your rushes more joyous in the edit and give you the skills to make you more confident shooters and ultimately more employable.
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