Video Journalism Shooting Techniques has a new online course on techniques for video journalism.  This is a great course for anyone getting into shooting their own video.

Instructor Jeff Sengstack presents practical tips on shooting video with shots and angles that support the story and make it more visually interesting. This course explains how to craft the story and plan your production and includes several still photography techniques that work well with video. The course also shows how to achieve shots such as sequences, matched action, reveal, trucking, and point of view, and reminds videographers to keep considering what the video editor will need to keep the story moving forward.

Topics include:

  • Creating effective stories
  • Planning the shoot
  • Setting proper exposure, shutter speed, and focus
  • Adhering to the rule of thirds
  • Framing the shot
  • Achieving a good color balance
  • Keeping shots steady
  • Using smooth zooms and pans
  • Establishing opening and closing shots
  • Transitioning from exteriors to interiors
  • Editing cutaways
  • Using lights
  • Using trucking shots
  • Working with audio

View this entire Video Journalism Shooting Techniques course and more at

Just ask at the WIC desk or in the Vitale Digital Media Lab if you’d like us to log you into to so you can watch the videos.

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