Training for TV



Knowledge for TV Professionals

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Vision Mixing Skills

Course Description

A course which will train you in the craft of Vision Mixing. The course couples operations and effects programming skills with the art of picture selection and motivation. The course includes exercises in cutting discussion, along with scripted items and technically complex magazine items.  

Course Duration: 3 days.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Operate the basic functions of any vision mixer.
  • Understand how to select the right key and to correctly set it.
  • Read and mark up a camera script ready for use in a live show.
  • Understand the importance of motivation in mixing a show.

Prior Knowledge

This course is an introductory level course which will teach you to Vision Mix. However, as a key member of the program making team, this is far from a beginners course. Although it is possible to train complete novices, those attending should already have some experience of program making and multi-camera environment in order to quickly gain the trust and respect of the fellow professionals who will rely on their future expertise.

Course Outline

The topics covered will include:

  • Operating a multiple mix effects bank mixer.
  • Setting and using wipes and effect transitions.
  • Multiple transitions.
  • Keying and key types. Setting up of keys.
  • Advanced keying facilities, such as masks, split key/fill.
  • Creating backgrounds and simple graphics.
  • Storing effects and snapshots.
  • The grammar of story telling in pictures. Timing, shot sizes, transitions, movement.
  • Scripts, marks and advice for a busy show.
  • The working relationship with a director.

Next Course: 9th - 11th January

Venue: Middlesex University, Hendon, London.

Price £895.

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Knowledge for TV Professionals