Advanced Multi-Camera TV Direction

Advanced course for experienced TV directors to improve time management skills, develop visual creativity, and embrace modern production techniques.

10-day training course
Monday 20th - Wednesday 29th April 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Cyprus Media Academy is pleased to offer a 10-day course in Advanced Multi-Camera
TV Direction to refresh and improve the skills of participants. This unique training programme in broadcast studios is composed of 20% theory and 80% practical sessions.
In this course, participants are re-introduced to TV grammar, camera shots,
shot sequences, script notation, camera instructions and prepare full TV camera scripts. Each participant undertakes numerous practical exercises which embrace modern production techniques. From initial idea to final transmission, participants also plan
multi-camera studio and outside broadcast productions.
A part of this course teaches participants how to use Nexus, the very latest CuePilot automation system which is used in the direction of major TV events throughout the world. Participants also observe the rehearsals and live outside broadcast from the Strovolos Theatre of the annual Madame Figaro event which includes the presentations of awards, numerous video clips, music performances and dance routines.

PRACTICAL EXERCISES

  • Planning productions
  • Preparing running orders, shot lists, outside broadcast plans & full camera scripts
  • Shooting multi-camera sequences for a wide variety of productions
  • Programming & operation of Nexus by CuePilot

 

OUR TRAINERS

MUNRO FORBES www.munroforbes.com
Munro Forbes is joint owner of the Academy, special advisor to Sigma Television, and trainer with the Thomson Foundation and Aljazeera Media Institute. He is engaged throughout the world by broadcasters, media centres, and universities, as a trainer and production consultant. Munro has more than 30 years of experience in the United Kingdom’s broadcasting industry, as a director and producer for both the BBC and ITV.

PER ZACHARIASSEN www.cuepilot.com
Per Zachariassen directed The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen and is the CEO and founder of the Danish company CuePilot which developed the first-ever dedicated software for the direction of live TV shows & events. CuePilot works in both seconds and bars & beats and in pre-production, automatic vision mixer edits and performer cues provide TV shows with a faster shot-rate to become as sophisticated as music videos. The system has already been used worldwide to produce more than 500 live shows, viewed by millions of viewers. The very latest software will be used to produce the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 from Rotterdam.

MILTOS HADJOULLES www.five.com.cy
Miltos Hadjoulles is a highly experienced TV director who has directed many major international football matches, sports events, concerts and awards shows. He has used CuePilot on all his recent productions and provides participants with practical experience in using this automation system. He uses numerous examples to illustrate the benefits of the CuePilot and each participant has the opportunity to programme the system and view results.

JOY PARSONS
Joy Parsons is a well-respected sound recordist and sound mixer with vast experience in British Television. She has worked in TVS, Yorkshire Television and the BBC on numerous productions ranging from live news and features to long-running drama serials, including ITV’s Emmerdale. At the BBC Joy specialised in classical music concerts and live coverage from London of The Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. Joy provides a valuable insight of sound design in major TV productions.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS
ADVANCED MULTI-CAMERA TV DIRECTION COURSE & CUEPILOT TRAINING
Monday, 20th April 2020

  • Course Introduction
  • Multi-Camera TV Direction Examples & Revision
  • Preparation of running orders, shot lists, and full camera scripts
  • Practical sessions in using multiple cameras, including demonstrations
  • Replay & review recorded sequences

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Sound design for TV
  • Practical sound sessions
  • Practical sessions in using multiple cameras
  • Replay & review recorded sequences

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Preparation of TV news programmes
  • Practical sessions in using multiple cameras
  • Replay & review recorded sequences

Thursday, 23rd April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Preparation of TV magazine formats
  • Practical sessions in using multiple cameras
  • Replay & review recorded sequences

Friday, 24th April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Preparation of music performances for TV
  • Practical sessions in using multiple cameras
  • Replay & review recorded sequences

Saturday, 25th April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Preparation of TV outside broadcasts
  • Preparation of TV camera scripts for a variety of productions
  • Classroom workshop to prepare coverage of major events

Sunday, 26th April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Preparation of TV outside broadcasts
  • Preparation of TV camera scripts for a variety of productions
  • Classroom workshop to prepare coverage of major events

Monday, 27th April 2020

  • Revision & discussion
  • Discussion and demonstration of Nexus, the latest version of the CuePilot system
  • Hands-on session with the CuePilot automation system
  • Observe installation and testing of the system in an outside broadcast unit

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

  • Course Revision
  • Replay & review recorded exercises
  • Observe rehearsals of outside broadcast of the Madame Figaro event

Wednesday, 29th April 2020

  • Observe Madame Figaro Final Rehearsal & Transmission

COURSE INVESTMENT

SPECIAL COURSE FEE

Please enquire about our special fee for this bespoke 10-day training course

INCLUDED IN FEES

  • Group & individual instruction
  • Hands-on practical sessions in studio and outside broadcast control rooms
  • Full instruction and hands-on training sessions with Nexus by CuePilot
  • Course materials
  • Course feedback notes for each participant
  • Assistance with the issuance of visas
  • Booking assistance with specially-negotiated accommodation options

TO ENROL

Please contact Christina Kallis in our administration department
e-mail: [email protected]
telephone: (+357) 22 580100 & (+357) 99 036464