Training

Matt Kelly Productions has been involved in Education at every different level for many years. Through our Media Training Unit, we are able to provide professional instruction on many different aspects of the Broadcast industry and especially the Broadcast Television sector. Third level institutions can now avail of our off-the-shelf modules which we deliver on site for the customer.

Our qualified instructors have many years experience in education and broadcasting and can deliver content using the most up to date teaching strategies, student centered learning experiences and formative/summative assessment and feedback.

Marian Malone BA; MA (hons) in Journalism

Matt Kelly BEd , MA (hons) in Educational Mentoring; BBC/Circom Trainer of Trainers

Delivered on-site, the modules can fit is seamlessly with any programme that focuses on Journalism and the Broadcast Television industry. While we specialise in television and television broadcasting, our modules also provide practical up to date training across most media platforms.

Editing for Television 

 

Description

This module looks at the processes and procedures that make for effective television editing. The emphasis will be on editing for news, features and documentaries,  using AVID media Composer technology.

Pedagogy

This is a practical module which will give the students techniques and tips used in best-practice AVID editing. Hand-outs will be provided to diagrammatically explain functions and navigation. Student experience will be augmented by practical tasks throughout the day.

Duration

The module will be delivered over one full day on site.

Group Size

Recommended group size of between 10 and twenty, with a maximum of two students on each editing system.

Prerequisites

At least one AVID Media Composer system between two students.

Classroom or Editing Lab with seating; screen and projector with audio/video facilities; white/black board

 

Facilitator: Matt Kelly

Contact: matt@mkptv.ie

 

Ethics & Legal Issues for the Journalist in the Field

Description

This module will take the students through different scenarios commonly experienced by journalists in the field, taking into account that today journalists are expected to operate simultaneously on several media platforms. Issues covered include defamation; content verification; filming/audio restrictions and guidelines; insurance; considerations such as fairness and balance; impartiality and bias; accuracy, integrity and truth in the era of fake news.

Pedagogy

This module will take the form of a lecture, illustrated by relevant video/audio content, and will conclude with a question/answer session.

Duration

The module will be delivered over two hours on site

Group Size

Ideally 20-30 students

Prerequisites

Classroom or lecture room with seating; screen and projector (PowerPoint presentation); audio /video facilities; white/black board

 

Facilitator: Marian Malone

Contact: marian@mkptv.ie

 

Interviewing Techniques 

Description

This module will examine various techniques used for television, radio, print, web-content, or telephone interviews, be it for news, features or documentaries. Other aspects covered include researching, devising and delivering questions; vox pops; interview locations and situations. Students will also be given the opportunity to assume the role of interviewer/interviewee, be recorded and facilitated to reflect on and assess recordings of their own work and that of others.

Pedagogy

Using the workshop model, students will have the opportunity to rehearse and experience relevant interviewing techniques for television and radio.

Duration

This module will be delivered over one day on site.

Group Size

The recommended maximum group size is 16 to 20 students

Prerequisites

All recording equipment will be supplied, but a large space with seating will be required. A projector, screen and video/audio facilities will also be required

 

Facilitator: Marian Malone

Contact: marian@mkptv.ie

Shooting for Television

Description

This module will take the students through the different techniques used in shooting material for broadcast on television, with special emphasis on news, features and documentaries. It will cover the technical aspects of broadcast cameras, microphones and lighting.

Pedagogy

The session will be very hands-on in nature, with the students taking part in various practical camera and sound exercises.

Duration

The module will be delivered over one full day on site.

Group Size

Recommended number of participants 15 – 20 students

Prerequisites

Equipment for recording video and audio; facilities to play back video and sound; large empty room to facilitate group work with the equipment; facilities to present (video, stills and audio) using PowerPoint

 

Facilitator:  Matt Kelly

Contact:  matt@mkptv.ie

 

Simulated NewsDay 

Description

This module will take the students through the various stages of creating a television news bulletin. These stages will include research, working with and on the news desk, sourcing, story editing, presentation

Pedagogy

This module is mainly hands-on, with each student being assigned one or more roles within the simulated newsroom. The group is given deadlines and a finished 12-minute television news bulletin must be produced.

Duration

The module will be delivered over two days on site.

Day 1: Half day lecture sessions on the Television Newsroom and the roles of the people working there. What is a bulletin and how is it created?

Day 2: Full day (8.30am to 5pm) Creating the 12-minute television news bulletin (see accompanying video clip)

Group Size

The recommended group size is 15 to 20 students

Prerequisites

The students should be familiar with the elements of a news package and how to edit them together. Video recording devices (camera, phones etc) and the facility to edit footage will be required; a large open space with movable seating and tables; screen and projector with audio/video facilities; white/blackboard

 

Facilitators: Matt Kelly; Marian Malone

Contact: matt@mkptv.ie

 

Video Journalism for Television

Description

This module looks at the concept and practicalities of Video Journalism as a source of content for television and online news and features.

Pedagogy

Very practical in nature, this course will take the student through the necessary steps taken by a VJ in delivering television content, from research to FTP delivery from the field. With specific tasks allocated to each stage, the student will build a clear picture of the process involved in delivering content as a VJ.

Duration

The module will be delivered over one full day on site.

Group Size

As this is a task-focused session, it is recommended that between 10 and 15 students take part.

Prerequisites

Students will already have identified and researched a story; large empty area with portable seating; screen and projector with audio/video facilities; white/blackboard; video/audio recording equipment with access to editing facilities to be shared by maximum of two students

 

Facilitators: Matt Kelly; Marian Malone

Contact:  matt@mkptv.ie

 

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