Documentary Video Workshop: Telling the Story

05 September 2015 - 19 September 2015

10:30 - 16:00

Winchester Discovery Centre
Winchester Discovery Centre
Jewry Street
United Kingdom
SO23 8SB

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Group Member£50.00 
RPS Member£55.00 
Non RPS Member£60.00 
Concession - Student£50.00 


Day 1:  Saturday  5 September   10.30-16.00

Day 2:  Saturday 19 September  10.30-16.00

Please note that there is a two week gap between Day 1 and Day 2 of this workshop

Tutor:  Nick Palliser, B.A Hon (Commercial Photography), ARPS

Telling the story will talk about how to portray our vision and tell the story rather than concentrating on pure aesthetic and polish.   The story not the frame is the king.

Day 1 morning:  will cover equipment choice, the importance of video and why it is different to the still image, researching a story, planning the shoot, shot lists and gear preparation.   Angles, framing and format will be discussed as will audio. 

          afternoon:  practical session around Winchester with tutor and then debriefing, Q&A and be given a task to prepare for the 2nd day.

Day 2 morning session:  review and group discussion/critique of participants videos.    What could have been done better and how.

          afternoon session: editing techniques for impact and flow.   Group shoot with tutor demonstration and questions from students.

This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of camera video work, but does assume a knowledge of the camera you are using.

Participants are expected to attend both sessions and to make the time to prepare a short video between Day 1 and Day 2.

Documentation will be provided, including links to useful sites, books, general camera set up, gear, editing software and relevant social networks.

Participants to bring:  notebook, camera and lens/es.


Opening times

Please see the Winchester Discover Centre website for details of opening times

Hearing and access requirements

The venue is fully accessible. However, there will be two sessions filming out in the town. Extra gear, etc can be left in the locked workshop room.

Mo Connelly
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Region: SouthernGroup(s): Documentary, Travel