Video is a powerful story-telling tool and has become
a key component in journalism, public relations and
communications in a world of digital media. This module
will introduce students to the basics of video journalism.
With the emphasis on well-researched and in-depth reporting, students will learn the basic skills involved in
non-fiction video storytelling and how to produce shortform
video pieces for a digital audience.
The process covers conceptualising, reporting, gathering
sound and picture, applying the grammar of video,
scriptwriting, performing on-camera interviews, packaging,
editing and presenting on camera. Students will report and
produce video stories in a variety of styles including bitesized
reports, interview-driven pieces and more traditional
reporting styles, in varying lengths suitable for multimedia
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