MASTER CLASSDepartment / Unit Academy Media

Shooting for news with an iPhone or iPad

Learn how to shoot and edit material for your news outlet, with an emphasis on compelling storytelling


The Master Class will start on Monday 15 September at 13.00 and will finish on Tuesday 16 September at 17.00.

A networking dinner, included in the fee, is scheduled on Monday evening. Full details will be given during the Master Class.


  • Multiplatform journalists who can shoot content with a single device
  • TV or radio reporters who want video content for the internet and social media
  • Video reporters who want to add diversity to their video newsgathering using lightweight technology
  • Sports reporters who want to make content for websites, Facebook, Twitter
  • Live events reporters (music, etc)

Reporters in dangerous environments who need a low-key option for filming

Participants have to come with their iPhone (4 and above)


  • Fully understand the capabilities of the iPhone or the iPad for video news-gathering.
  • Learn what shots you need to tell a story in an effective & compelling way.
  • Review storytelling and editing techniques for footage shot with a mobile device.
  • Understand the workflow for creating video content, including file distribution, apps and feeding back to the newsroom.
  • Examine what accessories can be used to get the best of the iPhone or an iPad.


Mark Egan, Member of Eurovision ACADEMY Faculty

Mark Egan is an experienced media professional with expertise in training and new ways of working both in television and multi-media environments. Prior to starting his own production and training company, he worked for 12 years at the BBC across a range of programming from documentaries to news and entertainment and helped roll out video journalism across the company.

Philip Egan

Philip Egan is a video journalist who has worked on a range of content from BBC documentaries to sports programmes and travel videos.  He specialises in lightweight cameras as well as smartphones and pocket cameras.  He is also an experienced trainer and is involved with a project for the BBC's Outreach department which works with young people interested in the media.  Philip splits his time between London and Buenos Aires.



15 - 16 Sep 2014


EBU Geneve

Registration Deadline

12 Sep 2014

Registration details


  • EUR 950 for 1st participant
  • EUR 475 from 2nd participant from same company

Price includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks and the networking dinner. It does not include any other meals, travel or  hotel costs.

Participants are welcome to have lunch at the EBU cafeteria at their own expense. Please note that you have to pay your meal by CASH only, in Swiss francs. No other currency, such as Euros, and no credit card are accepted.



Thanks to the EBU partnership programme, there is a limited number of individual scholarships for those wishing to attend Eurovision ACADEMY courses.

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