Short course


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

You will learn how to confidently handle a tapeless workflow on a shoot from data leaving the camera through to arrival at post. You will get hands-on experience during the course, preparing you for the role of the Digital Imaging Technician and an opportunity to cover more advanced DIT skills.

The course will cover:

- An overview of current digital camera formats and codecs

- How to create a workflow document to insurance recognised standards

- How to securely transfer, organise and back-up camera data to recognised industry standards

- LUT overview

- Simple colour correction and transcoding of data for editorial requirements

- An overview of more advanced skills such as Live Onset colour correcting, LUT creation, Filter Management and Lens Exposure control

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Corporate Rate: £325
Freelance Rate: £205

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


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

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland 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.


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: Register your interest

This course is not currently open for applications. Please register your interest to be advised of future dates.