Short course


Supported by Progressive Broadcast Hire, Glasgow


Please note that in light of COVID-19 physical distancing measures, this course is now postponed as due to its practical nature it is not suitable for online delivery. Please register your interest to be advised of future dates as they become available. 

This intensive course is aimed at those who have some self-shooting experience but want to take it to the next level. 

The content is very much dictated by the participants covering familiarisation with the C300 and FS7, making the most of the 'large sensor look’, using prime lenses, shot composition, working handheld and more advanced lighting and sound tricks.

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.

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: £710
Corporate Rate: £1110

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 applications should be submitted, to

The bursary deadline for this course is Monday 18th May 2020 at 9 am

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

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

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 as they be available.