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Self-shooting training with ScreenSkills



Date Posted: June 27, 2022

ScreenSkills is hosting Step up to shooting AP and Becoming a self-shooting PD courses.

Step up to shooting AP

This new, highly practical, extensive training programme is aimed at researchers, APs and others working in unscripted TV, who want to shoot for broadcast, cross shoot and generally be an asset in the field.

Taught by acclaimed, self-shooting producer/directors and series producers this comprehensive course will teach delegates everything there is to know to shoot with confidence for a wide range of factual TV.

The programme will cover setting up and using popular broadcast cameras (such as FX9s, FS7s or C300s), building sequences and shooting for the edit, making the right lens choices, framing and shot composition, as well as lighting and sound to interview techniques.

Delegates will also acquire the key people and soft skills needed to work effectively with contributors and within their production teams, as well as key compliance, logistical and health and safety considerations. Plus, plenty of tips, tricks, and insights.

In addition, delegates will get access to exclusive an online masterclasses covering everything from career planning and development as an AP to managing your mental and physical health.

This course will involve 3 x weekends of face-to-face training in Northern Ireland, plus additional online masterclasses:

  • 6th & 7th August
  • 20th & 21st August
  • 10th & 11th September

To apply, you must

  • Have at least 2-3 years professional industry experience in unscripted TV
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to becoming a shooting AP

Click HERE to apply.

Deadline: Friday 8th July

Become a self-shooting PD

This comprehensive training course offers face-to-face technical training in Northern Ireland on all aspects of the self-shooting PDs role, and an all-important chance to put these new skills into practice.

It will equip participants with the technical and editorial skills required of an accomplished self-shooter, as well as an understanding of the key requirements of an edit. By the end of the course, the participants will be delivering rushes with strong storytelling at their heart – assets that drastically reduce the likelihood of schedule and budget overruns.

There will also be three additional two-hour workshops held whilst the course is running — on health/safety and compliance, commentary and interview techniques — as well as a final masterclass providing a chance to network, chat with talent managers and guest speakers.

Taught by acclaimed, self-shooting producer/directors and series producers, this unique course will teach delegates everything there is to know to shoot with confidence for a wide range of factual TV.

This course will involve 3 x weekends of face-to-face training in Northern Ireland, plus additional online masterclasses:

  • 13th & 14th August
  • 3rd & 4th September
  • 17th & 18th September

To apply, you must have 3-5 years relevant professional industry experience in unscripted TV.

Click HERE to apply.

Deadline: Friday 15th July

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