Interview with Geoff Stock about The Online Video Camera Course

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I have been a visual storyteller for over thirty years, and I still love it. I am a Location Cameraman so in my time I have not only had to learn how to shoot well, but also how to light well and do sound well. Over the years, I have shot for nearly every conceivable type of show on television. 60 Minutes, So You Think You Can Dance, Australian Idol, Good Morning Australia, Great Outdoors, Better Homes and Gardens, Location Location, The Hot House, Surf Patrol, Sky Racing, Fox Sports, Hot Property, and countless more are all shows that I have worked on.

I have been Freelance for over 20 years, so apart from television, a lot of my work is also in the corporate sector. Safety and training programs, marketing programs, educational programs etc, etc, for many multinational companies and government departments.

When I started my career in Television, we were still using 16mm film, as video cameras were not yet invented. It was such a good grounding, as we had to learn how to be efficient in our shooting and still be able to tell a good story. We all had to learn to edit as well, so we very quickly realised when we were not shooting all the shots we needed to be able to edit our stories together.

In recent years I have completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment so I could develop an effective course teaching what I do. My dream is to share my knowledge so that others don’t have to spend 10 to 15 years learning the essential skills necessary to shoot professional looking videos.

I truly hope you have as much fun as I have had in my life, shooting your stories.

If you want to really fast track your learning check out the Online Video Camera Course details.

If you would like some free help with your camerawork and production knowledge read some of the following articles or you could leave a comment and ask me a question.

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  1. Sondra

    As a sole operator of a small University production studio, I have had to learn just about everything about video production from books, online material and plenty of practice. But having someone with tons of experience who is willing to share his knowledge on how to create professional looking video is really what I’ve been needing to help advance my skills and to feel confident that what I do is right. I have started watching the videos and am looking forward to the rest. Thanks Geoff!

  2. Geoff Stock

    Thanks Sondra, I love showing people how with the right explanation of techniques and concepts even things that may have seemed complicated can be easily understood, and then it is just a matter of practice. Taking action.

  3. ray byers

    hey mate ,im of to cape york again to start filming a fishing series .time to put some of the great knowledge you shared into action ,thanks again mate for making it that much easier……..

  4. Geoff Stock

    Have a fantastic time and a great shoot Ray, and all the best with your project.

  5. Dan Bannister

    Hi Geof – Leo ( camera class Sydney ) let me know about your course yesterday.

    Looks exactly like what I’m looking for.

    I’m based in Bris. ( Holidays for Couples magazine ) and will be in touch very soon.

    Looks like ( ? ) you may do some 1 on 1 which I would like to discuss up the track.

    I’ve just acquired a jvc hm100e – as a still photo man I need plenty of help to get some footage up on the site !

  6. Geoff Stock

    Hi Dan, I can definitely help you with all your needs to put great video up onto your site. Become a free member and I will email you with details of how we can catch up. Love to help. Geoff

  7. Paul Hayes

    Hi Geoff,

    Having known you as a friend and worked with you for some 20 years or more, I can’t think of a more experienced teacher for the craft of the professional camera person.

    I give a big thumbs up for your courses, and hope people worldwide buy your courses and reap the benefit of your knowledge.

    Best wishes for your future.

  8. Geoff Stock

    Thanks for your kind words Paul. I am at a time in my life where I would like to pass on what I know so I hope people take advantage of this opportunity.

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