Video Coach DVD Series
Volume 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Essential Equipment
From headphones to tripods, this chapter covers all the equipment your students will need to get started.
Chapter 2: Wide, Medium, Tight
Learn how and why to shoot a variety of wide, medium, and tight shots when covering news in the field.
Chapter 3: Sequences
Students will learn the art of crafting sequences and why they are important in the world of video production.
Chapter 4: Composition
Plenty of examples and practical techniques for composing shots and learning the art of visual storytelling.
Chapter 5: Ten Shooting Tips
This chapter highlights the ten timeless techniques every shooter should know by heart.
Volume 2: Interviews
Chapter 1: Focus Statements
Dave Davis explains the importance of defining a story’s focus before rushing out to shoot interviews & B-roll.
Chapter 2: Run & Gun Interview
Learn the simple techniques used to quickly capture sound bites on the fly when you’re shooting in the field.
Chapter 3: Formal Interviews
Building upon the previous chapter, students will learn best practices for preparing for and pulling off a scheduled interview.
Chapter 4: Lighting Interviews
How to use natural light, on-camera lights, and traditional three-point lighting to make your interviews look pro.
Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
Things go wrong in the field. This chapter is all about how to work around the unpredictable conditions of shooting interviews.
Both volumes 1 & 2 of the video coach shooter’s guide have quizzes that reinforce the material taught on the discs.
PDF Lesson Plans
Volume 1 comes with ten PDF lesson plans for hands-on assignments for use in the classroom and in the field. Volume 2 comes with five PDF lesson plans.
Volume 1 has a presentation menu on the DVD. Volume two has an attached powerpoint of all the material included on the disc.