How will I learn?
As with most things in life, how much you get out of the year depends at lot on your willingness to learn and grow. Our part is to teach and to provide the environment, the opportunities, the tools and the guidance for you to develop as much as possible. We expect that you come here to learn and develop; if not, this is not the place for you.
Boot camp: The year begins with a three-week intensive training in the foundations of TV production. This is where you will get your basic camera and editing training, as well as getting familiar with the overall aspects of LifeStyleTV’s production workflow. Please note: Passing boot camp is a pre-requisite for continuing for the rest of the program.
Hands on training: The Media Missionary program is not an academic course, but an apprentice style training where you with teachers and mentors will learn the trade by doing. After getting basic training with cameras, you will work with “live”/real projects as a camera operator and continually improve your technique with experience. The same goes for video editing: you will be getting basic training on how to edit, then learn with programs that need to go on air, following procedures that ensure we have consistent quality. Throughout the year there will be classes and online training that helps you take your skills further.
Responsibilities: Each Media Missionary will get one of more area of responsibility within the production or broadcasting. This could be: subtitling, scheduling, playlists, graphics, photography, editing, etc.
Projects: There will be expectations on Media Missionaries to work on assigned homework projects. Producing the LifeStyleCLIPs is one example of that.
Classroom teaching: Though the MM program emphasises hands on learning, there will also be interactive classroom sessions. Expect to get some homework such as reading and writing assignments, as well as verbal presentations you will need to deliver.