Saturday, September 06, 2008
Camp video journalism London?
VJ Promo - Come into the light from david dunkley gyimah on Vimeo.
As my mate Rob gets ready for Camp VJ 2 in the US, I'm thinking about putting something on here in London.
Language is a dynamic media constantly changing, whether that's visual or literary.
So what might work now in video journalism may see a bit dated in time.
We know that much from looking back on period films. There are classics from which we borrow, but styles and language have changed: I won't say evolved; changed, more like it.
I get asked whether I hold any close contact training of my own. I consult for clients e.g. corporates and newspaper groups, but have considered weekends for an at-your-pace learning zone.
So I'll take some more soundings, but the areas I'm interested in for an advance VideoJournalism would sweep through exclusive video from 1994 onwards, and include:
Exposition: there are stark differences between US and UK news reportage in how a story is told. There are emerging differences emerging in Video Journalism too.
Editing: knowing how to edit, but when and what to: the emotional cut, the syntax cut, juxtaposition
Effects: Just as in editing how can we use effects, minimum or otherwise to convey meaning in a story.
Shooting: tagging and blocking, movement and creative lens - the language of composition.
Multimedia: ignoring the timeline: Thinking spatially
And telling a story through Radio and TV and changes in radio broadcasts over the years that can be fed back into other media