5 day International Video Producers Bootcamp – Cape Town

During your 5 days of extensive, indepth and hands on filmmaker training we will teach you not only the technical aspects of professional video making but also the art of creating compelling stories.  The last day of this inspiring week we will expose you to the creative and exciting process of producing world class audio podcasts. Our courses are currently offered in Cape Town and Antwerp, all being taught personally by internationally renowned filmmakers Dominique Vandenhoudt and Jonathan Berman.

Dominique Vandenhoudt


Why this course?

This course aims to inspire, equip and empower those who aspire and have a passion to work(and have fun) in the ever growing and trending world of video production and journalism.  We will show you how modern video-producers and -journalists can move beyond the previous constraints of traditional broadcast TV, rise above the ‘typical’  amateur home-shot footage and quickly enter into the new world of professional video production.  As we take you through how, without any prior experience in video or TV, to unleash the power of video by effective planning,  shooting and editing, you will learn to make compelling and broadcast ready short films.  At the end of the 5 days we are confident and more importantly YOU will be confident enough to create professional quality, inspiring and powerful videos and podcasts.

Course Content

Introduction to the main principles of video storytelling

Thinking in pictures

The practicalities and exercises for good reporting 

Story packaging, storytelling as a Video producer/journalist

How to operate a camera and ancillary equipment. 

Interview techniques

Filming techniques 

Practical filming exercises

Introduction to non-linear editing software 

Personal editing of stories

Script and record podcasts

Course Preparation

For this course you will need a video camera or smartphone and a laptop with the required editing software. If you have questions about your equipment and would like to speak with an advisor contact us and we will be happy to help.

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If you do not agree with our Terms & Conditions, you cannot apply for participation to our trainings.

Arrival day

Arrival Cape Town International

Shuttle to guesthouse in Noordhoek – Cape Town

Welcome & Dinner

day 1


How to shoot perfect footage every time with the 5 Shot Method

Shooting instruction and assignment

Shoot your first story

Group screening

day 2

The art of video storytelling

The Grammar of Editing

How to edit

Edit your first story

Group screening

day 3

Advanced shooting

Advanced storytelling

Filming assignment

Film your second story

day 4

Advanced editing and audio mixing

Equipment overview

Editing second stories

Final screening

day 5

To write scripts for audio, with a focus on podcasting.

How to choose the right equipment for your podcasts.

To edit your podcast like a professional


5 day Video Producers Bootcamp

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Course Fee

Accommodation, 4 star guesthouse (close to training venue) – 6 days

Meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)- 6 days

Transport (From and to airport, from guesthouse to trainings venue)

Certificate of participation

Our Venue

‘The Stables’, the home of Media Academy Cape Town, is located in one of Cape Towns most treasured destinations, the Noordhoek Valley.   Situated at the foot of Chapman’s Peak and surrounded by Table Mountain National Park, Noordhoek has a delightful village atmosphere with beautiful mountain and sea views.  It is home to some of the finest restaurants, diverse communities and has a definite equestrian feel to it due to its large horse population.  In fact our training venue itself, The Stables, was once home to horses but now is a beautiful video studio where students can feel relaxed and inspired surrounded by a natural environment of peace and tranquillity.


2 Sea Cottage Drive, Noordhoek Cape Town / South-Africa



Add 2 weeks or more to the boot camp and relax on Cape Town’s beaches or become a volunteer and give something back to the community!


Discover a world of unique experiences, be inspired by Cape Town’s wine & cuisine, culture & heritage. We can assist you through one of our partners in creating a wonderful holiday after the course.

Give Back

Enrol in a volunteer program with one of our partners and give something back to the community.