JDL Training and Consulting Resources

In Partnership with Panasonic

STUDIO DESIGN

This consultancy service is designed to help clients and those in procurement to make the right choice for video equipment which will best meet their current and future requirements. This impartial service is conducted by high-end industry professionals with knowledge and experience from basic to full broadcast studio set up. This consultancy service is:

Money saving – it helps prevent significant sums of money being wasted on unnecessary and impractical equipment. Certain equipment is often wrongly perceived to be necessary, or it’s simply strongly desired due to lack of hard broadcast production knowledge, poor long term business strategy or even whims and ephemeral trends. We also maximize extiing investments in video technology.

Time and space saving – It helps prevent significant amounts of time being wasted because it cuts straight to the ‘point’ and eliminates the dreadful and often ill-informed committee decisions which prevent the timely set up of exactly what is required to meet the needs of the end-users.

Two Day Minimum

$1,800 base price per day.

Service is fully customizable.  The price may change depending on the services required.

STUDIO SETUP AND BASIC TRAINING

JDL Horizons studio setup and video training

Installation and basic training for the studio design selected.

This service will be performed after the design and all equipment has been procured. Depending on time available after installation, anticipated to be on-hold day, key studio team members will be trained on basic usage of the equipment, including basics of video, audio and lighting fundamentals.

Two day minimum

$1,800 base price per day.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

STUDIO SETUP AND ADVANCED TRAINING

JDL Horizons advanced video training

Installation and more advanced training for the studio design selected.

This service will be performed after the design and all equipment has been procured. Depending on time available after installation, key studio team members will be trained on usage of the equipment, including video, audio and lighting fundamentals.

Video Fundamentals 1: Covering basic camera layout, operation, lighting, sound equipment and shot composition. Delegates work hands-on with experienced videographers as they systematically build their knowledge and skill-set, enabling them to more effectively communicate via the use of compelling video assets
Video Fundamentals 2 : Designed for delegates with some basic experience in creating video and audio recordings. This course leverages the equipment already owned and used by delegates/clients, and is designed to optimize their skills and operation to achieve improved results. Note: This course is usually customized to meet the specific requirements of client delegates and their available equipment.
Lighting Fundamentals: Covers the basics of all lighting including, colour temperatures, gels, scrim, flagging, tungsten or LED choices, ambient, reflected, fill, moods, single and multi person studio style interviews, studio, flat, green screen, ENG VOX Pops, camera zebra settings and choices, hiding horrors and emphasizing the great.

Two day minimum

$3,600 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

MEDIA PRODUCTION PD TRAINING

Teacher in JDL Horizons video training class

Video Fundamentals 1: Covering basic camera layout, operation, lighting, sound equipment and shot composition. Delegates work hands-on with experienced videographers as they systematically build their knowledge and skill-set, enabling them to more effectively communicate via the use of compelling video assets
Video Fundamentals 2 : Designed for delegates with some basic experience in creating video and audio recordings. This course leverages the equipment already owned and used by delegates/clients, and is designed to optimize their skills and operation to achieve improved results. Note: This course is usually customised to meet the specific requirements of client delegates and their available equipment.
Lighting Fundamentals: Covers the basics of all lighting including, colour temperatures, gels, scrim, flagging, tungsten or LED choices, ambient, reflected, fill, moods, single and multi person studio style interviews, studio, flat, green screen, ENG VOX Pops, camera zebra settings and choices, hiding horrors and emphasising the great.

Two day minimum

$1,800 base price per day.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

MEDIA POST-PRODUCTION PD TRAINING

Teachers in JDL Horizons media post production class

Post Production I: Covers the basics of editing software and asset management, timeline preset choices, cut and paste editing, desk-top recording, titling, audio levels and export to file and/or Eduvision channels for broadcast to the world. This hands-on class in usually entirely lab based and takes client delegates from starting the project concept, through to the creation of an edited master file and the sharing of projects.

Post Production 2: Designed for those client delegates with basic video editing experience. This course covers more advanced use of effects, transitions, multi-layers, opacity graphs, audio panning and balancing, audio effects, music, voice over and Foley, animations and graphics.

Two day minimum

$1,800 base price per day.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

EDUVISION CLOUD BASED STUDIO SETUP, CHANNEL AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Teacher learning Eduvision fundamentals from JDL Horizons

This course covers the basics of Eduvision, one of the most powerful and intuitive cloud based broadcast TV studios available today.

The Eduvision advantage is that it really can be used by anyone at any level. It can be used by the most basic level beginner, who simply wishes to securely post and share video content with students, colleagues and friends; through to professionals who wish to use Eduvision platform as a powerful and complete cloud based broadcast TV station with a global footprint.

The course will teach how to manage content and channels, administer channels, embedding and sharing content, uploading and exploring live streaming capabilities as well as EduVision’s integration into powerful industry standard software including Moodle and Techsmith.

NOTE: This course may be bundled with Media Post-Production PD Training Only

Two day minimum

$1,800 base price per day.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

FUNDAMENTALS FOR LIVE BROADCAST PRODUCTION BOOT CAMP

Students in JDL Horizons Video Boot Camp

Fundamentals for Live Production: The fundamentals for live production video streaming and content management course equip delegate clients with the basic overview, competence and core functional experience of a typical live broadcast. The video production boot camp was created to enable students to learn how to broadcast live sports events, both locally and at major university and professional venues. All key areas which comprise an overall live broadcast are broken down including:

Venue Design: This focuses on the specific considerations due to the physical environment of the area to be broadcast.
Production Design: this covers the overall planning and special considerations due to electrical power, internet access, cable layout and management, camera positioning and communications, audio capture and feeds, lighting, signage, graphics, crew and public safety, equipment management, care and the breakdown of all roles, conduct, identification, security clearances and responsibilities.
Operations: This covers camera/subject framing, balancing and operations, tripod use and choice, audio choice, use and mixing, directing, graphics, effective communication and calls, grip/gaffer and crew roles.
Mock Live Productions: These are intended to allow delegate clients to transition from the conceptual into the actual. Delegate clients will undertake all roles identified in the design phase of the training session in order to gain experience and a higher degree of mastery of the skills and techniques required to produce a successful life broadcast. This boot camp requires two trainers and supports up to thirthy five students and faculty. A gymnasium or large space is required.

Two day minimum

6,500 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

MEDIA DEPARTMENT AND NEWS STUDIO SETUP AND CONSULTING

News Desk - JDL Horizons

This consultancy course usually takes several days for most basic studio solutions to transition from the concept stage through to the fully operational broadcast stage. However, if a full broadcast TV studio set up is required then it can last for several weeks.

Once the studio is deployed and operational, then additional training sessions are usually beneficial to ensure its efficient operation.

This consultancy course covers the complete design and set up of an internal TV news room and covers the following:
• News room design
• Workflow
• Green screen,
• Studio sets
• Lighting
• Camera choice
• Tripod and dolly selection
• Video and audio mixers
• Cabling
• Gallery design and layout
• Post production support room
• Audio
• Operational roles and studio operation
• Scheduling and media management
• Broadcasting and transitioning into full operation

Two day minimum

$3,600 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

STUDENT REAL WORLD IMMERSION EXPERIENCE FOR JOB PREPAREDNESS AND PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY NEWS

Student learning video production from JDL Horizons

Students in this course learn the basics of every facet of video production and post-production.  The course is designed for the students to produce a video product that will benefit the school and provide them with real-world experience in designing, capturing, editing and producing a video asset or live broadcast.

Two day minimum

$1,800 base price per day.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

EMERGENCY MEDIA PREPAREDNESS

Crisis Media Management from JDL Horizons

When negative incidents happen in an educational institution or company, leaders have little or no time to prepare an appropriate and positive response before the media is on their doorstep.

Our Crisis Communications Management training is now essential for leadership in any profession due to the alarming growth of incidents which can strike without any warning and negatively affect the reputation of an educational institution or company, together with its leadership.

Unfortunately, when a crisis situation occurs most leaders look like a startled deer in headlights, finding themselves totally ill-prepared to face the media and handle the situation effectively.

When a crisis occurs, the TV and news media will immediately barrage you as a leader with a series of awkward and demanding questions, which could easily catch you off guard and present you and your organization in a negative light.

Once the TV and news media have ravaged you, not only will you have taken a severe public beating; you may even lose your job and your career as a result of simply failing to handle the media effectively.

Why take that chance when our Crisis Communications Management training will help prepare you as a leader to meet and professionally manage the TV and news media if a crisis or scandal were to hit your organization?

We prepare leaders with the tools, knowledge and skills to:

  • prepare and deliver effective communications at all levels, in all situations
  • maintain your professional reputation, dignity and even your job, in the event of a crisis
  • look and sound better on stage and on video for all occasions—from simple community announcements to handling a crisis

COURSE OFFERINGS

Executive one on one

  • Optional add-ons:
    • 1-2 Additional Attendees
    • Executive Media Portal
    • Immersion experience with film crew and real-world media experience and coaching

Team of 4-6 people

  • Optional add-ons:
    • Executive Media Portal
    • Immersion experience with film crew and real-world media experience and coaching

Two day minimum

$3,600 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

TV NEWS PROMOTION & PRODUCTION

Student filming at the Metrodome with JDL Horizons Video Production Boot Camp

Commercial, commercial TV news and commercial TV news packages.  This training builds upon the fundamentals courses (and might be suitable for those already with acceptable skills as per fundamentals 1 and 2).

This course provides a real-world immersion experience to prepare students and teachers alike to produce commercially acceptable TV news packages which prepare the student to enter a real TV news studio environment.

This is a 2 day course and during that time it the students will gather commercially acceptable TV news footage and the course will cover:

• The basic elements of news stories
• Crew roles and expectations
• News planning
• News gathering
• VOX interview essentials
• GV essentials
• Bars and tone use
• Beauty interview essentials
• Press conference techniques
• Lens and filter techniques for TV news shooting
• PTC’s
• VO in the field
• Sound recording with and without a sound recordist
• Live and ‘as-live’ techniques
• Lighting mixes and techniques unique to news events
• Video Journalism techniques
• Saddle-up: equipment preparation and planning unique to TV news

Two day minimum

$3,600 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

TV NEWS POST-PRODUCTION

(Requires TV News Promotion & Production above and Adobe Premiere)

Teacher being tutored in JDL Horizons video training

Editing techniques unique to commercial, commercial TV news and commercial TV news packages.  Once the gathering phase (above) has been mastered it’s essential to learn how to assemble the various packages into edited units ready for broadcast; otherwise the footage you gather is wasted. This is a two day course during which time the students will produce several TV news stories and broadcast them as if in a real TV studio.  The two day course will include:

• TV news editing basics
• Why all camera operators, talent, sound, and production crew must have the basic understanding of how to edit
• Edit layout
• Voice Over track
• Split tracks
• Framing and cheat framing
• Graphics and ident’s
• Bars and tone use
• GV use and storyline progression
• In and out techniques plus acceptable pay-off’s
• How GV essentials in section A above fit into the post production environment to enable rapid delivery of high quality broadcasts
• Workflow, speed of production and distribution in the broadcast environment

Two day minimum

$3,600 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

TV DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

TV Documentary training with JDL Horizons

This is an essential two day course for anyone wishing to produce professional TV documentaries to broadcast standard. It also builds upon and from the fundamentals courses and the TV news production courses because of the stepping stone progression of techniques built into the workflow.

The course will see the students produce a short TV documentary which will have all the elements needed to go into post production where it is edited for broadcast.  The course will include:

• Documentary planning
• Research saves time and money
• Crewing the team
• Planning essentials and communication
• Essential equipment
• Interview techniques
• Lighting techniques
• GV’s and B-roll requirements
• Docudrama and its inclusion in a straight documentary
• Telling the story
• Lens and filter techniques for TV documentary shooting

Two day minimum

$3,600 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

FLIPPED MEDIA ESSENTIALS I

Flipped Media Essentials course from JDL Horizons

This Flipped Media course introduces the tools and methodologies used by today’s most effective teachers to flip their classrooms. During this session, attendees will gain hands-on experience with several rich-media applications that enable the gathering, manipulation and creation of high-quality Video and Still Images to create rich-media assets that teach and communicate.

This course provides the comfort-level, work flow and experience required for participants to work with cutting-edge tools to create both flipped lessons & flipped PD.

This one-day essential course is for beginners but provides information, tips and hands- on experience that even seasoned video creators will benefit from.

This training uses tools from TechSmith to include Relay, FUSE, Camtasia Studio and Camtasia Mac. This classroom style training, requires two trainers and supports up to thirty individuals.

Course Objectives
• Introduction to the Flipped Classroom Model and Tools
• Introduction to Digital Storytelling and Lessons
• Image Capture and Manipulation
– Introduction to Snag-It; Capturing and Manipulate Images with Snag-It
– Performing a Screen Capture
• Getting Ready – Setting the Stage
• Performing Your Lesson
• Working With Video
• Introduction to Camtasia Studio/MAC
– Interface Overview; Understanding the Timeline
• Editing Your Video
– Working with the Timeline; Working with Transitions
• Title and Credit Screens
• Exporting Your Video
• Uploading to Eduvision

Generally a one day course

$6,500 base price.

Service is fully customizable. The price may change depending on the services required.

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