Short course


This course is aimed at journalists of all levels of experience who have some self shooting experience and who are keen to develop their filming skills.

This course is an intensive 3 day training course, practical based, covering all aspects of filming short news pieces, sots, interviews and Vox pops

Many of the skills learnt 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 have access to.

This course will cover:

- Improving shooting skills

- Lighting and sound 

- Perfecting self shooting and one day editing packages from footage shot on the course

- Camera set up and operation

- Shot composition

- Framing and shot styles 

- Interview set ups 

- Packaging news pieces

- Sound for video jounalists

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.  

The course is led by Mark Hampshire, a freelance lighting cameraman with over 25 years’ experience. Having been a senior cameraman at Reuters, Mark moved into current affairs and spent many years on the major BBC and ITV current affairs programmes. Mark has worked on dozens of prime time documentaries and also worked on ITV as a live cameraman for daytime. He has worked all over the world from war zones to Hollywood and has in recent years trained dozens of self-shooting producers for both ITV and BBC.



Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £750
Corporate Rate: £1250


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, to get the most out of the course, it is likely that you may have handled video cameras before but the exact models you have used or level of experience gained don’t matter.

It is also likely that you will have some experience or understanding of working in video journalism and the general requirements of shooting for a programme or film but this is not essential. 

How to apply

Application deadline:Register your interest

This course is not currently open for applications. To be informed of future dates, please register your interest.