Storytelling with the Camera for Self-Shooters

Storytelling with the Camera for Self-Shooters

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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. 

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. 

Not the right level for you? You may also be interested in: 

Self-Shooting: Introduction 

Self-Shooting: Advanced

TV Formats: Shooting for the Edit