Masterclass: Electronic News Gathering

29 Mar 2018
20:00 to 21:30
29 Mar

Masterclass: Electronic News Gathering

Have you ever wondered how reporters and editors make use of audio and video technology in order to gather and present news?

In this Masterclass, Videographer, Cinematographer and SAE Instructor Ruurd M. Fenenga takes us behind the scenes of shooting news items for "Een Vandaag" and "SBS Shownieuws". Ruurd talks how to make fast decisions in composing a shot, movement of the camera (pan vs. tilt), and lighting. 

The camera techniques and skills applied in this Masterclass have a high demand and broad application in the TV & Film sector.

Time Schedule 

  • Presentation: 20.00h - 21.00h
  • Q&A: 21.00h - 21.30h

Ruurd M. Fenenga Bio

Ruurd M. Fenenga was “born into” and raised in the film industry in The Netherlands. His father, Ruurd M. Fenenga, Sr. , a cinematographer, producer and director, was his first mentor. By an opportune chance at the age of twenty-one, Ruurd went to Los Angeles and began working as a 1st assistant-cameraman. Worked on features like “The Hidden” and the tv-series of “Twin Peaks” (1990). He was able to work with such well-known cinematographers as Stuart Dryburgh, A.S.C., N.Z.C.S., ("Boardwalk Empire", "The Piano"), Jim Weisiger, V.F., ("Titanic"), and gained vast experience assisting on more than thirty-five feature films. Ruurd also worked on music videos with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and MC Hammer ("U Can't Touch This"). As a cinematographer, Ruurd worked on a short film, "Pennyweight", which won a total of six prizes at various film festivals across the United States, and was also listed to be nominated for an Academy Award. He also worked on a feature film, "Paradise", with film stars Dee Wallace Stone ("E.T."), Barbara Carrera ("Never Say Never Again") and Timothy Bottoms ("The Last Picture Show"). Besides films, Ruurd’s experience has included commercials, corporate videos and current affairs programs in The Netherlands. Commercials include the "Nike" commercials: "Nike Federation", "Nike PO 3", and "Nike PO 3" trailer, all shot in various locations in Barcelona, Madrid and Blackburn (UK). These commercials featured soccer stars Ronaldinho, Rooney, Ronaldo and van Nistelrooij. Ruurd loves to share his rich experience as a filmmaker and teaches at various institutes and schools. He also instructs one-on-one workshops in composition, lighting, and with still photographers. A former (21 year old) student of Ruurd, asked him if he wanted to shoot his first feature film, "Schaduwspel". Ruurd shot the film, did the color grading for this project, and used his own camera, lighting, grip and audio equipment. As a reflection of this enthusiasm and dedication, cinematography encompasses much more than Ruurd’s passion, art and vocation; it is his way of seeing, moving through the world -- his entire way of being.

Course Info: Digital Film Production