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Johan Bos

Four documentary film awards

Seven feature documentaries broadcast nationally on PBS stations.

Dozens of Corporate Image productions.

Workshop Topics:

Johan Bos Media production workshop - Purdue University

Types of media productions, their uses and applications.

Understanding the importance of planning and research before beginning a  project.

Where and how to find money for your project.

How to write a script outline. Actual scripting.

Determining your production style. Filming techniques.

Lighting, location audio, camera settings.

Off-line editing, On-line editing the purpose of each. Timing vs pacing. How to include the ingredients distributors or program directors look for.

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Johan’s projects have been seen on networks such as: ABC, NBC, ESPN, cable networks and of course Public Television,

running between top rated programs such as: The American Experience,  Nature,  Inside Washington, Nova and Antiques Road Show.

Full day intensive workshop               8 am - 6 pm                                Questions & answers session follows workshop

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So, why this workshop? Over the years I’ve been through the transition of five production formats, the medium on which a film, video or media project is recorded on. The changes I’ve seen took me from 16mm film through to the digital formats we have today.

Even though the breakthroughs in technology have brought advantages I’ve also seen some disadvantages. Going from film to tape to digital has given me a great deal of knowledge and experience. I learned the basics, then the building blocks of a skilled profession along with the business side of the industry, and then the equipment. The equipment is secondary.

I took every opportunity to learn from those working in the industry, knowing that learning the production equipment would come when I needed it, also realisng equipment changes year to year. Today I see too much faith being put onto the digital equipment and not enough time spent on production knowledge, all to often putting the cart before the horse. I have also seen that most workshops teach mainly the technical side of production, neglecting important elements vital to successful media production projects.

Now we come to the part, “Why This Workshop?” Equipment is the tool, not the creator. And a great idea is not enough. Anyone that has had success will tell you; to everything successful is a plan carried through by knowledge. The steps are: research, planning, organization, hard work, professional skills, and industry knowledge. This workshop teaches skills in each of these steps, giving you the tools needed to be successful. I’ve applied these skills, as have others, and have found many successes. The media industry is a business and should make you money just like any other business.

Don’t misunderstand, this workshop also includes camera techniques, lighting, audio, and post-production instruction.

I hope to see you in class!

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