'On Camera' Media Training: Presenting and Interviewing for Video
One day training workshops delivered by BAFTA award winning, BBC trained, Open University staff. This soft skills course is dedicated to helping you create high quality video 'podcasts' for teaching and learning materials, disseminating your research over the internet and much, much more.
Investing in media training by up-skilling staff to perform well ‘on camera’ can add value to your Institute’s outputs. It is a cost effective method for communicating with both staff and students, supporting teaching and learning, and for public engagement with research.
The Open University has a forty year history of engagement through the media and now offers full-day workshops for staff in the HE sector who want to create quality audio visual content for university websites. This could range from course introductions and showcasing research, to staff development and student FAQ’s delivered online via video.
The course focuses on the 'soft skills' of performing in front of a camera and how to act as an interviewer and interviewee but includes technical knowledge to give confidence in producing your own videos. This makes the course both 'stand alone' but also complimentary to other courses in the sector, for instance JISC Digital Media Training: Video Production 1 Lectures and Interviews, which focus more on the technical aspects of filming, lighting and editing.
Skills you will develop:
- Conducting, recording and giving interviews
- Effective presenting ‘down the lens’
- Working in front of the camera: direction and presenting
- Scripting, choreography and creating a ‘storyboard’
- Production and editorial techniques for recording audio and filming video
The cost of a full-day workshop is £450* including your own edited show-reel, lunch and refreshments. The training is an intense facilitated workshop with a maximum of five attendees to two media professionals. No prior experience is necessary.
Supported by HEFCE as part of the Higher Education Shared Solutions initiative.
* Cost for Open University staff is £375.00.
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