Training Courses

Video Production and Delivery

Five Day Course

Overview

This intensive five-day course covers the complete video production process from concept to delivery. The aim is to produce a project using your ideas (we can work with you on the treatment if you wish), encountering real, practical issues along the way and working through solutions to bring the project to fruition.

Emphasis will be placed on gaining the actual craft skills used to give your project an edge rarely found in small-scale production units.

During the five days, you will plan, shoot, edit and post-produce an entire video production.

By the end of the course, you will understand the terminology involved, have a secure foundation in the concepts and have the confidence to work on similar projects on your own.

You will also have an excellent understanding of the workflows involved in video production so that you can accurately commission and cost projects from a supplier.

Our instructors are highly experienced broadcast professionals with excellent training portfolios. You need no previous video production or editing experience to attend this course.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    Introduction
    • Discussion of the process from concept to delivery
    • Discussion of software and hardware options
    • Scoping the project: deciding what is realistic
    • Camera techniques: hints and tips
    • Exposure, shutter speed and gain
    • Using manual settings
    • Planning the production process
    • Interview techniques
    • Planning the shoot
    • Risk assessment
    • Debrief

    Day Two

    The shoot
    • The day will be spent shooting the required video footage on location
    • Assessing safety
    • Shooting general views (GVs)
    • Shooting closeup detail
    • Static and moving shots
    • Shooting interviews
    • Sound for interviews
    • Capturing wildtrack sound
    Note: If you already have the footage you want to use, we will shorten the course accordingly.

    Day Three

    Editing techniques
    • Looking at video files and settings
    • Looking at the Premiere or Final Cut Pro interface
    • Using shortcuts
    • Planning your structure
    • Effective logging techniques
    • Connecting and configuring camera to computer
    • Capturing material
    • Basic editing procedures
    • Working with sound
    • Applying Transitions
    • Rendering issues
  • Day Four

    Editing the project
    • A discussion of core editing skills
    • Planning your edit
    • Importing footage and stills
    • Editing interviews effectively
    • Working with timelines
    • Adding special effects
    • Working with sound
    • Choosing music
    • Importing music
    • Editing voiceovers
    • Editing your project under guidance

    Day Five

    Finishing and delivery
    • Adding captions
    • Working with Photoshop graphics
    • Sound sweetening
    • Using filters
    • Colour balancing
    • Delivery to broadcast
    • Delivery to YouTube or Vimeo
    • Delivery to social media platforms
    • Compression techniques
    • Archiving your project

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
Reputation + Feedback

Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 17679 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed17679
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback


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