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Creating video content on your smartphone – the basics

If you’ve ever wanted to capture something on video and wished you had better skills this is the course for you. Smartphones are amazing tools for filming and editing. And there are now so many different situations for using them  – resident engagement projects, repairs, estate services, voids and lettings. Our BBC-trained experts will teach you how to make the most of them.

This course will take you through how to create professional video content  virtual property viewings, void properties or to support your communications teams with material for social media platforms.

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    What will you learn?

    By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

    • Confidently film a range of well-composed shots
    • Record great interviews
    • Capture good sound
    • Apply basic storytelling and editing skills
    • Understand how to store and share content

    Course programme

    Get to know your smartphone

    • Checking your settings for optimum video recording performance
    • Finding and downloading filming and editing apps
    • Managing your phone’s storage and battery life

    Sound

    • Understanding the importance of good sound
    • Recording good sound in different situations

    Pictures

    • Understanding the different sorts of shots
    • Framing a shot – especially for interviews
    • Lighting a shot – without lights

    Interviews

    • Interviewing yourself (presenting to camera)
    • Interviewing other people
    • Understanding the importance of getting permission when filming

    Putting It All Together

    • Telling a story
    • Understanding the basic principles of editing pictures and sound
    • Storing and sharing your finished content

    Who should attend?

    Anyone at any level in an organisation with no or little experience of creating video content  where these skills could be useful in their role e.g. resident engagement staff, frontline staff working in estate services and repairs, voids and lettings staff. This workshop is ideal for staff and residents. The masterclass session  – link – is great as a follow on and/or for anyone who already knows about the basics.

  • Our trainer

    Chris Quevatre is a creative and intuitive film-maker who delivers to global audiences on streaming and social media platforms.

    Chris has delivered a wide-ranging portfolio for OCM from epic promotional films to emotive and inspiring campaigns.  Whatever the project, he will find the authentic, personal, voice to carry key messaging to the audience.

    A pioneer in digital films, Chris is in touch with emerging trends and understands the power of analytical tools to build and grow audience reach.

    He is Ocean City Media’s drone aerials and animation commissioning specialist and delivered one of the first major animation partnerships for BBC England.

    Chris has trained BBC teams and is a visiting lecturer in digital film production at Marjon University.

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.

Dates and prices



26 September 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm
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