Introduction to Video Testimonials

A course by David R. Romay , Director, producer and writer

Director, producer and writer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018

Discover how to find great characters in true stories

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (199)
  • 3458 students

Discover how to find great characters in true stories

A course by David R. Romay

In the audiovisual world, many times, false testimonial is used for fear of not finding interesting and exciting stories that connect with the viewer; However, it is enough to know how to listen and understand people to discover good stories. That's what David R. Romay specializes in -writer and director of film and advertising- who is inspired by people who have great challenges to overcome in life, but also those who deal with small battles on a daily basis.

In this course he will teach you his method to find interesting characters with stories worthy of being heard and he will show you his creative process and methodology for making interviews, creating testimonies that, telling real stories, get excited.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 10 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (199)
  • 3458 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 1m)
  • 10 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will make a brief and emotional testimonial piece in which you will tell a story that will allow you to discover the social reality of its protagonist.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To professionals and students of communication, advertising, film, journalism or any other discipline that are looking for new ways to tell emotional stories with real and inspiring people.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary. With regard to the materials, you will only need a video camera -which can be your mobile phone-, a tripod and a computer with some editing program (there are some free video editing software).


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David R. Romay

A course by David R. Romay

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Director, producer and writer

His work as a scriptwriter and director, which he has been developing for more than a decade, has led him to work for commercial brands such as Coca-Cola, HSBC, Procter & Gamble, Motorola, Pfizer, Volkswagen or Televisa, among others. However, it is in the documentary field in which David R. Romay moves with greater ease. In 2005, he produced the documentary Toro Negro , which won numerous awards at international film festivals such as San Sebastian, Toronto, Rotterdam, Havana and Cannes.

In addition, he has directed and written documentaries for Clio TV (the producer of the historian Enrique Krauze) and, in 2010, he wrote and directed several chapters of the documentary series Heroes de Carne y Hueso , premiered on the occasion of the bicentennial of the independence. In 2012 he co-directed and co-wrote the documentary Oro, the day that everything changed , a film that tells the story of the Olympic football team, which won the gold medal in London 2012 and, it has become one of the most watched sports documentaries in Mexico.

In the field of fiction, he highlights A solas , a short film premiered at the 2009 Morelia Festival and winner of the Best Actor Award at Short Shorts México. And the recent premiere, at the Shanghai Film Festival 2018, of his first feature film: Behind the Mountain .


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preproduction

    • The importance of the characters and the real stories.
    • What do we mean by the piece?
    • Where to look and how to choose the characters?
  • U3

    Scouting

    • Get to know your characters and their surroundings
    • The first interview
    • Scouting and model
  • U4

    Production

    • Technical team
    • Questionnaire and final interview
    • Image lifting
  • U5

    Postproduction

    • Dramatic elements to edit
    • Start again
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to the testimonial video

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Introduction to Video Testimonials. Photography, and Video course by David R. Romay

Introduction to Video Testimonials

A course by David R. Romay
Director, producer and writer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (199)
  • 3458 students