NFTS Scotland: The Art of Multi-Camera Directing

Short course


A multi-camera director needs the ability to interpret a script creatively and construct action and story sequences whilst manipulating images from several cameras simultaneously.  Be it a simple interview or the excitement of a rock band.  In addition, a multi-camera director must have the presence and personality to be able to lead a studio crew.

On this practical course, delivered in partnership with City of Glasgow College, students will be introduced to the principles of multi-camera directing by undertaking exercises including how to direct music. Students will also experience the roles of vision mixing, floor managing and operating studio cameras.

The course is led by David G. Croft, an award-winning television director who has directed some of the best-known entertainment and music programmes of the last three decades. At the BBC he directed a wide range of Arts & Entertainment programmes and specialised in directing major rock events including Live Aid, which won a BAFTA. Among his freelance credits are Crystal Maze, Top of the Pops and Shooting Stars. 

Previous course participants said:

'David G. Croft, the studio team and staff were very informative and encouraging. The tasks were challenging but great fun and the facilities were of a very good standard. I moved into a directing role very shortly after attending the course which no doubt contributed to me gaining the position.'
'Gaining practical experience of multi-camera directing was an invaluable aspect of the course. Doing this taught me a lot about the various roles that are involved in multi-camera productions and how to go about preparing for them as a director.'


Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Fee: £2250
Corporate Rate: £2950

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


The NFTS Scotland bursary fund is currently closed for this course and we encourage you to seek alternative avenues of funding to support the cost of this course if required. 

Please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please allow yourself enough time to secure funding when considering your application.


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.