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Formation Designing and directing TV coverage

Designing topics for TV and the Web from A to Z

Training goals

Be able to:
- understand the fundamentals of audiovisual writing necessary for TV topics,
- define an angle, find the guests, build your report,
- shoot with video material and lead interviews,
- follow up your programme with extra content online and presence on social networks.


Basic principles of TV reporting: different types of reports,
- viewings of recent TV reports and feedback,
- different video formats on the Web.
Preparing your report: - setting up news watches,
- defining a topic, finding an angle,
- finding the guests, identifying their strengths and weaknesses,
- writing, setting up a step outline, preparing your shooting schedule.
- hand-held cameras,
- balancing whites, adjusting sound recording,
- making the right technical choices.
Being operational in the field:
- shooting topics with interviews and pertinent shots,
- main overview of artistic rules,
- different types of shots,
- shooting interviews,
- reverse angle shooting, etc.,
- optimising topics,
- indoors/outdoors, extra lighting.
Adding extra content for the Web:
- photos, complementary research,
- data.
Editing and broadcasting:
- configuring an editing system,
- using footage filmed in the field,
- editing rules,
- the importance of illustration shots,
- commentaries,
- voice control.
Putting your topic online:
- writing clearly and concisely,
- increasing your presence on social networks,
- promoting your topic using Web-based communities.

Targeted at

Written press and radio journalists.




Video reporter

Training methods

Alternating theoretical classes, presentations, viewings and hands-on practical activities.
Conception, writing and filming of TV reports.
Uploading and following on social networks.

• A 360° reporting vision, for audiovisual and Web.