NFTS Cymru Wales: Advanced Self Shooting. In person - Carmarthen

Short course


Please note: This course will be delivered face to face in Carmarthen

This course is aimed at those who have some self-shooting experience and wish to build on and develop their skills.

With a mix of theory and practical exercises, the course provides the skills you need to capture the best footage and improve your confidence.

Many of the skills taught on this course can be applied to any camera or shooting format, meaning this course will be of benefit to you regardless of which camera/s you normally use. However it will be particularly focussed on the FS7 and C300 and there will be a chance to get hands-on with the new Sony FX9.

The content of the course is very much dictated by the participants and we concentrate on building the skills of those involved.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Using Prime lenses
  • Working hand held on docs.
  • Advanced audio tips for the self -shooter
  • Creating usable sequences
  • Lighting tips and tricks.
  • Making the most of the ‘large sensor look’

Through a series of practical exercises, you will learn how to frame and operate the camera both handheld and on the tripod, record good quality sound and shoot sequences. You will review exercises with the tutor and will be given individual feedback.

About the tutor: Stephen Hart is a Director of Photography/lighting cameraman with more than 30 years experience. He’s worked on numerous award-winning shows and filmed extensively all over the world and in his native Wales, for broadcasters including BBC, National Geographic and Discovery.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £545

Corporate Rate: £925


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


A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. 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 if you are able to pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place as we may not be able to accommodate all applications. We aim to advise successful applicants no later than 10 working days prior to the course start date.

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application, and supporting documents, should be submitted to

NFTS Cymru Wales Bursary Guidelines (pdf) | NFTS Cymru Wales Bursary Application Form (pdf)

I ddarllen y dogfenau yn Gymraeg:
NFTS Cymru Wales Canllawiau’r Bwrswriaeth (pdf) | NFTS Cymru Wales Ffurflen Gais Bwrswriaeth (pdf)

How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be asked to upload your CV. 

Please also read the Terms and Conditions (pdf file) / Telerau ac Amodau (pdf file) of booking as payment of a successful application assumes acceptance of these.

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