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Our Courses

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Camera principles
Lensing principles
Depth of field
Long lens compression
Set processes and procedure
Small, medium and large sets
Camera functions
Exposure: filters, iris, shutter, Gain and ND filters
White Balance
Resolution Options
Camera Menu Options
Sequence creating techniques
Master Scene Technique
Continuous shooting technique
Equipment care and maintenance

Microphone types | Camera audio menu settings | Interview audio techniques

ENG (Electronic News Gathering) style shooting

Mobile journalism is an emerging form of new media storytelling where reporters use portable electronic devices with network connectivity to gather, edit and distribute news from his or her community. Such reporters, sometimes known as mojos (for mobile journalist), are staff or freelance journalists who may use digital cameras and camcorders, laptop PCs,smartphones or tablet devices. A broadband wireless connection or cellular phone network is then used to transmit the story and imagery for publication.

We also offer post production training on the excellent Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Edit an entire video from beginning to end, using professional and efficient techniques.

By the end of the course, you'll have edited your own short documentary using either the supplied footage (video clips, photos, graphics, music, etc.), or your own footage! Start a project with the right settings for any type of video, from any camera.

Export and save your videos for HD playback. Edit your videos, and make them more dynamic with cutaway footage and photos. Design clean and professional titles for you videos. Add motion to your titles, photos, and videos... making them more visually interesting. Color correct your video to fix issues with white balance and exposure. Add a feeling to your video with color grading. Apply visual effects such as stabilizing shaky video, removing grain, and making video more cinematic with overlays. Edit green screen footage and, add backgrounds that actually look good.

This course is Aligned to Unit Standard 255774 (6 credits) within the Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations Level 4 Qualification. The Unit Standard is an elective at NQF level 5.

Who should attend:
● Newcomers and students that wish to improve their equipment handling skills will benefit from this course.
● If you wish to increase your knowledge of setting up cameras, tripods and grips equipment the course will benefit you.

Course Duration:
● One to three months depending on the students availability.

Cost:
● R4500.00 without assessment. There is an additional charge of R1400.00 for assessment.

What you will learn on this course:
● Setting up lightweight cameras and tripods will be followed by heavier camera and tripod equipment handling.
● Training will also be offered on grips equipment including sliders and jibs.
● There will be a focus on correctly fitting lenses and accessories.
● The course will improve your safety practices and awareness on a film set.