Presenting to camera: introduction

Course Dates: 25/09/24 - 09/10/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
If you need to present to camera for business, vlogging or broadcasting, this introductory course covers how to present from a home studio, office space or TV studio.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Presenting to camera: introduction
  • Course Code: DMP061
  • Dates: 25/09/24 - 09/10/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Kathryn Wolfe

Course Code: DMP061

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Wed, eve, 25 Sep - 09 Oct '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Learn how to present to camera in a natural, confident style for home video vlogging or business use. Includes talking to camera, ad libbing, memorising short scripts, how to read from a prompter. Suits beginners and those with some experience.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Overcoming nerves, preparing to present, presenting to camera, basic set up for recording, ad libbing and memorising short scripts.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Prepare to present to camera
Present to camera
Understand the basics of how to set up for recording.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course for beginners. No prior TV presenter training is required, and it is suitable
for those who have or do not have a performance background. Good communication skills are required. In order
to get the most from the course you will be able to:

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly
• Understand instructions and be able to work to a brief
• Take direction, be adaptive, take notes
• Receive constructive feedback.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Your tutor will teach though a variety of techniques during this online course. You will present to camera in class and receive feedback from the tutor. Resources will be supplied for optional reading outside of class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a notepad and pen or tablet on which you can write notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Enrol onto TV presenting to develop your on camera experience. A course in improvisation to develop 'thinking on your feet' skills and a voice course would be useful.

Kathryn Wolfe Tutor Website

Kathryn Wolfe is a highly experienced TV presenting coach who has taught a range of TV presenting courses at City Lit since 2005 and trained dozens of presenters who appear reguarly on TV and online. Formerly a BBC trained TV director with over 25 years TV directing experience, Kathryn was also Course Leader TV Production and Senior Lecturer Media Performance at University of Bedfordshire for 12 years. Kathryn has written two leading text books in this field: "So You Want to be a TV Presenter" (Nick Hern Books, 2010) and "The TV Presenter's Career Handbook" (Focal Press, 2014). Kathryn founded Pukka Presenting in 2003 to train presenters, and further info can be found on Pukka Presenting website and Instagram.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.