Short course

Overview

This one-day course, led by Grant McPhee, is designed to give you an introduction to data management within film and television.

You will learn how to confidently handle a tapeless workflow on a shoot from the data leaving a camera through to the arrival at post. You will get hands-on experience during the course, preparing you for the role of the Digital Imaging Technician with an emphasis on Data Wrangling.

The course will cover:

  • An overview of current digital camera formats and codecs
  • An overview of current Hard Drives, SSDs, Cables, Connectors, and software.
  • Choosing the correct equipment for a particular job.
  • How to create a workflow document to insurance recognized standards
  • Introduction to quality control checking
  • The politics of a film set: who is who, what to do and when to do it.
  • How to securely transfer, organize and back-up camera data to recognized industry standards with a MetaData Overview

You may also be interested in our more advanced follow-on course: Introduction to the role of Digital Imaging Technician

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £200
Corporate Rate: £330

BURSARY INFORMATION

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are available for those who are eligible.

As an entry level vocational course, this course is also part of the Channel 2 Bursary Scheme. 

The Channel 2 Bursary Scheme aims to improve access to Scotland’s Film and TV industry by helping people from low-income backgrounds access entry level training with vocational outcomes. The bursary fund is aimed at people who, without financial support, would find it difficult to access training and therefore job opportunities within the sector. 

The Channel 2 Bursary Scheme was created by individuals working within the Film & TV industry and the funds are raised by individual sponsorship from industry practitioners.

Read about the fundraising here

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application should be submitted to scotland@nfts.co.uk.

The bursary deadline for this course is Monday 2nd March 2020 at 9 am

Channel 2 Bursary Guidelines 

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form (Please also use this form for Channel 2 Bursary Applications)

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland or Channel 2 bursary, please also read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

SCREENSKILLS BURSARIES

Course applicants for NFTS Scotland courses listed on ScreenSkills Skills Passport are now also eligible to apply for the Skills Passport Bursary (as long as they fit the eligibility criteria of the course itself) whilst the course is featured by ScreenSkills. Please follow the links for more information and to apply. 

 

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

To apply for this course, please complete the application form and submit your CV to scotland@nfts.co.uk