252 TUTOR: Nigel Wattis (BAFTA MA)
In your pocket, you may well have a camera that is better than many used to shoot cinematic masterpieces. It is always with you, easy to use and gives wonderful results when you know how. This course will teach you the photographic possibilities built into iPhones and iPads in simple, easy to understand stages. It will start with still photography and cover moving pictures and basic editing. The tutor, a BAFTA winning director, will not just show you how, but will help you develop your creative skills with this technology.
The course will be led by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Nigel Wattis, who has an MA in teaching media from the Institute of Education at University College London. Nigel has produced and directed over fifty one-hour documentaries for ITV, BBC and Channel 4, winning over twenty awards at festivals around the world. He has been a Series Producer for ITV and Channel 4, an Executive Producer and Head of Arts and Features for LWT and Granada Productions. He shoots many of his own broadcast films, is a keen amateur and underwater photographer and an early adopter of iPhone and iPad.
You will need to provide your own iPhone (iPhone 4 or later) and/or iPad (iPad 2 or later). You should know your Apple username and password and ensure you have plenty of memory clear and available on your device (at least 3 or 4GB, preferably more).
Please make sure you have the application iMovie installed on your iPhone/Pad before arriving at Marlborough. (If it is not already installed, iMovie is available as a free download from Apple's App Store.)
This is a basic course, primarily intended for those with little or no experience of photography and/or filming with smartphones or tablets; however, it will be suitable for all except those wishing to concentrate solely on film making, who should attend the "Film making made simple with iPhone and iPad” course. The course may vary in speed and depth, depending on the requirements of participants, but will go something like this:
Introduction to the course and possibilities of equipment
The advantages and disadvantages of iPhones and iPads
Using the Camera app
Basic camera technique - focus, framing, positioning
Differences between traditional shooting and working with new technology
How to shoot better - different shots and their uses
Coming to grips with the Photos app
Downloading and improving still photos
Sharing your photos with friends and relations.
Why use video?
Effective video shooting
Thinking in sequences
Filming rules and shooting tips
Practical filming exercise
Viewing and selecting rushes.
Instruction in use of basic editing software.
Post production and editing
Using music and effects
Final addition of music & effects as required.
Watch and discuss completed films.
Nigel is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker, and also has an MA in teaching media from the Institute of Education at University College London. Nigel has produced and directed over fifty one-hour documentaries for ITV and Channel 4, winning over twenty other awards at festivals around the world. He has been a Series Producer for ITV and Channel 4, an Executive Producer and Head of Arts and Features for LWT and Granada Productions.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM