International Marine & Diving Instituite DOCUMENTARY-MAKING COURSE
This 6-days intensive course aims to equip students with the
fundamental skills of making a documentary by working on a
project. Students will learn the importance of research and
the art of story telling. They will learn techniques such
as the use of interviews, cliffhangers, and use of flashbacks.
Students will also learn how to develop a visual eye and craft
visually engaging shots, as well as the art of editing. An optional underwater section will also be included.
This course is useful for those interested
in writing, producing and directing documentaries.
- What makes a Good Story?
- Writing the Proposal
- The Story Treatment
- The Mechanics
- The Art of Story Telling
- Pre-shoot Preparations
- Crafting of Shots
- Audio Recording
- Underwater Considerations
- Post Production / Editing
Start Date: 10 – 15 September 2012 (Monday - Saturday)
Duration: 5 Days, 40 Contact Hours (9am-5pm)
YEO AI HOON >> TRAINER
AI HOON SAYS:
Research, producing, teaching and writing are what I am
passionate about. The history, the cultures and the people
of Southeast Asia are what I am keenly interested in. From
young, these interests and passions are what motivate me to
leave my comfort zones and often give up well-paid jobs.
As a result, I have worked for the then
one and only local television station as a current affairs
producer and have also freelanced for them in various capacities
after I left.
When the cable broadcasters came to Singapore,
I was one of the first to freelance for them, producing and
researching for channels such as Discovery, Animal Planet,
and Travel and Adventure. In recent years, I helped to produce
the annual conference of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting
Association of Asia.
Because of my interest in the nascent
cable industry, I decided to pursue a masters degree by research
to understand how cable broadcasters program their channels
in Southeast Asia. After all, this is a diverse region with
various language and cultural differences.
However, my fascination with Southeast
Asia has started long before that. In 1993, I decided to leave
a comfortable job in Singapore for the Philippines to produce
Christian media as well as to train media professionals. During
my four years there (punctuated by a one-and-a-half year break),
I also traveled to various parts of Asia Pacific – Thailand,
Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Myanmar and Fiji to
train media personnel and produce videos for television as
well as for non-broadcast.
When I am exhausted from all the traveling
or producing, I write for the newspapers or magazines. I have
written various articles for The Business Times as well as
The Straits Times.
Or I lecture. Which I did for two years
at the Nanyang Technological University, teaching both practical
and theory classes.
I confess that I am one that is quickly
bored. Which is why you will always find me doing several
things at one time – researching, producing, teaching
TERMS + CONDITIONS:
1. Please make all cheques payable to "International Marine & Diving Instituite".
2. Your place in the course will only be guaranteed upon receipt
of course and registration fees.
3. Students must achieve a minimum class attendance of 75%
in order to quality for certification.
4. International Marine & Diving Instituite reserves the right to make changes
to the course schedule and syllabus at any time.
5. Students are to informInternational Marine & Diving Instituite when there
are any changes in personal particulars.
6. There are no refunds for withdrawal
from the courses unless otherwise approved by International Marine & Diving Instituite.