Mobile Journalism Certificate(Online) - Module 5 Shooting Interviews and Standups.

Course Brief

Learning Waves Skillnet has introduced an online Mobile Journalism Certificate for members during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The course will be delivered by Glen Mulcahy from Titanium Media via the online platform, Zoom.  The course will be delivered on a modular basis and participants must complete all modules to receive the certification.  This module will cover Shooting Interviews and Standups.2

Course Content

Learning Outcomes

Using FiLMiC Pro on iOS or Android* the participants will learn

  • The visual language of shot composition
  • The principle of Proxemics and how it relates to interview shots
  • The H.E.L.L.O Checklist for interviews
    • Headroom
    • Eyeline
    • Looking Room
    • Levels
    • Open Questions
  • Basic knowledge of light setups for interviews inc 3 point lighting
  • Choosing the right mic for the right scenario
  • Identifying suitable locations for image and sound
  • Pre-recoord checklist, playback confirmation
  • Shooting piece to camera Standups


Trainer - Glen Mulcahy, Titanium Media

In 2017, after 19 years in the broadcast industry, Glen Mulcahy founded Titanium Media. Titanium is a media training and consultancy business designed to deliver the highest quality professional training and to ultimately empower people as digital content creators. In his former role as head of innovation with RTÉ, Glen led the introduction of video journalism and mobile journalism across the entirety of RTÉ.

Over the last six years he has also travelled extensively delivering training for clients like Aljazeera, Oracle, Symantec, BBC, NRK, YLE and many more. At home his training has been cross platform with courses designed for the Irish Times, TG4, and through Learning Waves many of the independent radio sector. He also has a selection of e-Learning courses available online as part of the Thomson Foundation “Journalism Now” initiative.

Glen is an acknowledged authority on mobile content creation. He has spoken on this subject and media futures at conferences like IBC Amsterdam (x2), EBU News Summit (x3) Circom conference, news:Rewired, JoongAng Ilbo Media conference S.Korea and many others.

He is also the founder of RTÉ Mojocon-an international mobile journalism conference which ran annually from 2015-2017. He is now working on the evolution of the event as an independent conference entitled: “Mojofest”.