Shooting Documentaries

Level: Video - Confident Beginner

Documentary can one of the most powerful mediums for storytelling when shot in a compelling way and with adept technique.

In this workshop, after a thorough theoretical presentation, you will learn by doing as you shoot your own mini-documentary over the course of the day, together with your fellow workshop participants. Valentina will ensure that you learn the key technical tips and techniques for shooting B-roll and capturing clean audio, as well as conducting different styles of interviews, directing non-actors, and setting up a talking head shot.

This workshop focuses on shooting, but does not cover editing video. For editing, the recommended follow-on workshop is Introduction to Editing Video or Intensive Video Editing or both, according to your current level and goal.

 

You can watch on Valentina's Youtube Channel some of the videos that she has directed

 

TYPE

One day workshop 

You are familiar with basic video gear, recording & managing sound, movement, camera movement techniques, frame rate, and color add value.


Attendees of Valentina Vee’s ‘Intro to Shooting Video and Sound’ will benefit most from this workshop.


To take part in this workshop, you must have a solid understanding of the basics of shooting video. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPP’s regular workshop 'Introduction to Video'. A 10% discount on 'Introduction to Video' is available for those who book a workshop taught by Valentina Vee - please contact us to avail of this offer once you’ve made your GPP Photo Week booking, and we can apply your discount toward 'Introduction to Video'

who should attend

You are familiar with basic video gear, recording & managing sound, movement, camera movement techniques, frame rate, and color add value.


Attendees of Valentina Vee’s ‘Intro to Shooting Video and Sound’ will benefit most from this workshop.


To take part in this workshop, you must have a solid understanding of the basics of shooting video. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPP’s regular workshop 'Introduction to Video'. A 10% discount on 'Introduction to Video' is available for those who book a workshop taught by Valentina Vee - please contact us to avail of this offer once you’ve made your GPP Photo Week booking, and we can apply your discount toward 'Introduction to Video'

* A fully charged camera (DSLR, mirrorless, or cinema that shoots HD video or better),
* One or more lens
* A few big size and high speed SD/CF cards
* A tripod.
* Gear suggested, if you have it: your own microphone (lavalier or boom), glidecam or gimbal.

What you should bring

* A fully charged camera (DSLR, mirrorless, or cinema that shoots HD video or better),
* One or more lens
* A few big size and high speed SD/CF cards
* A tripod.
* Gear suggested, if you have it: your own microphone (lavalier or boom), glidecam or gimbal.

About the Instructor
Valentina Vee

Valentina Vee is a Content Director living in Los Angeles, making videos for brands and campaigns all over the world.  Before starting her own production company, she was the Creative Content Director of Aputure, a popular video lighting brand. She is a top Premiere Pro and After Effects educator, having taught workshops and lectures on behalf of Adobe for the past three years. She specializes in creating compelling content with a positive message as well as consulting with companies on how to make authentic, well-executed videos for their audiences. 

Wednesday, February 6
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Regular Price: AED 1350

Early Bird Price: AED 1215

This session is limited to 12 students only.
Workshop Location
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.