By site editor Dan Chung:
The BBC College oflast week opened up their training website for free to a global audience. On it are a wealth of resources originally created for an internal BBC audience by some of its most experienced journalists. The college say the opening up of the site is a trial that will last at least 12 months.
There are videos and podcasts on basic three point lighting, safety with lights, how a TV news package is produced, self shooting video journalism, iPhone journalism, audio and many more.
There are videos and podcasts on basic three point lighting, safety with lights, how a TV news package is produced, self shooting video journalism, iPhone journalism, audio and many more. There are even videos on how to use a BGAN sat phone in the field and how to do tracking shots from a car safely.
Some of my favourite articles include ones on shooting for the edit, immersive documentary making, getting good audio for factual programs, secret filming and digital file delivery to broadcasters (this one is UK specific).
There is plenty of important information that trainee and even seasoned news shooters should find useful.
One area which I believe is especially important to all news shooters is safety. The college has videos on public order awareness and first aid in hostile environments that are well worth watching. Be warned the video below has some graphic simulations:
You can see all the videos, articles and podcasts on the BBC Academy website here.