Week 10

TOPIC Introduction to video shooting; the five-shot method.

DUE Soundslides, Part 4

BRING TO CLASS Your camera (with the battery fully charged)

READ Boot camp for VJs (July 19, 2007)

WATCH & LISTEN Video: The five-shot rule (BBC News)



In the coming week, you will shoot a minimum of seven video clips, on your camera. These clips will demonstrate your understanding of the five-shot method. They do not need to be taken from a Reporting assignment.


BBC News has a complete training course in video, online. It's free, and you don't even have to register. The interface is a little clunky -- you have to keep clicking the button at the very bottom right corner to advance to the next page. But it's well worth the hassle.

Five Shots, 10 Seconds: What we talked about in class.