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Video & Editing Courses with Jeff Goodman

Award Winning TV Cameraman - Land & Underwater

Author - A Guide to Underwater Wildlife Video & Editing

Conservation & Video Editor - Scubaverse.com

 

You don't need expensive equipment to make exciting

wildlife films on land or underwater

 

These courses/workshops are for everyone. Learn the skills of camera work, story creation and editing. Share a camera with a friend if you like.

 

The workshops are very flexible and can be tailored to fit individual requirements from the absolute beginner to the semi pro. If you want to concentrate on just one aspect such as camera work, long lens, editing, script writing etc......... No Problem.

 

We do the full 5 day programmes as well as shorter sessions to fulfil all your requirements. We can facilitate live on-line tutorials on request.

 

We also run special GoPro courses

 

Learn how to get the best from your camera at the same time as having a great diving holiday.

 

Jeff Goodman, director and award-winning TV cameraman, leads a series of workshops & courses aimed at improving the art of good underwater video production while at the same time realising the incredible wealth and diversity of our planet's marine life.

 

Jeff has over 30 years experience in wildlife and underwater filming. Credits include the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet and many others. He has twice been nominated for BAFTA Award Cameraman and won Montana Festival Best Series Director/Cameraman.

 

Among Jeff's many TV Credits are:

 

BBC... Mimic Octopus...Narrated by David Attenbourgh

BBC... Secrets of the Maya Underworld...Narrated by Simon MacCorkindale

 

COURSE AIMS

 

These are courses designed for the complete beginner through to the more advanced filmmaker. It is through the eye of the camera that we hope to generate awareness about the serious environmental issues affecting our planet as well as general marine ecology. On top of that, we have fun. We enjoy our wildlife and take time to explore how best to capture it on camera.

 

All students for these underwater courses must have a minimum of an Open Water Scuba Dive Qualification

 

TYPES OF COURSE

 

* Whether you are a complete beginner or a semi-pro, I will design a course that covers your requirements.

 

* The full 5 day courses will take you through the entire process of making an underwater wildlife film so that each student will complete a 3 minute video DVD, shot, edited and narrated by themselves.

 

* Special GoPro courses.

 

*There are 1 & 2 day special short taster courses where students can concentrate on any particular aspect of filmmaking. Camera work, editing, scripting..... you decide. Contact us for details.

 

EDITING

 

Great footage can easily be ruined by bad editing. The standard 5 day course is a combination of knowing your camera, researching your subject, choosing a location, creating a story and taking good video while at the same time being aware of how everything will come together in the edit.

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Cameras: Students will need their own underwater camera/housing, although sharing with a friend is an option.

 

Digital Compact Cameras up to High End Professional. You don't need expensive cameras to make good underwater videos.

 

Lights: Lighting although not essential, is extremely important. One light is ample.

 

If you are thinking of purchasing cameras or lights, then I do contact us for advice.

 

Editing: If you are considering the edit option as well, then there are many video editing software packages on the market. If you are new to this, I would highly recommend looking at Adobe Premiere Elements. It is cheap, very versatile and easy to understand. You will need your own laptop.

 

ESSENTIAL READING

 

Jeff's book 'A Guide to Underwater Wildlife Video & Editing' is costed into the courses and sent out to students prior to the course start dates.

 

Foreward by BBC TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikof. The book covers all the information discussed on the courses and prepares students for making the most of their time while on location

 

DATES

 

If you have a group of 5 people or more then we can arrange special dates for you through out the year. Due to financial viability there  is a minimum of 5 and for practicality a maximum of 10 students per workshop / course.

 

Private workshops can be arranged by quotation for individuals or smaller groups on request.

 

ROOTS RED SEA COSTS

 

These prices are for course tuition only and do not cover any other trip costs.

 

Costs for flights and inclusive accommodation and diving will vary depending on time of year.

 

In addition to tuition, the prices so marked below include the course E-book which will come to you when full course and travel payment is received.

 

The full 5 day Video & Editing course including book    £250 per person

 

Deposit of £50 required on booking course. Full amount to be settled when booking travel.