Short course

Overview

Supported by Progressive Broadcast Hire, Glasgow

 

Face-to-face delivery (subject to government guidelines allowing) with COVID-19 protocols in place
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This highly practical course, developed specially for delivery in Scotland, will help you better understand where the Camera Assistant’s role fits into the wider Film and TV crew, and the impact of COVID-19 on operations within the camera department.

Led by Director of Photography, Alan McSheehy, through practical exercises, you will gain experience working with actors, industry professionals and understand the equipment, processes and practices involved in assisting the camera team.

It is ideal for junior employees and freelancers working in the Film and TV industries and those wanting to get a foothold on the first rung of the career ladder.


The course covers:

- An overview of the camera department and roles within it
- Industry standard camera equipment and accessories
- Identifying kit required for a project
- Checking and testing equipment
- Setting up equipment for a shoot, including practical drama exercises with actors
- Reviewing rushes
- The Camera Assistant's equipment list
- The impact of COVID-19 on camera department operations
 

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £565
Corporate Rate: £850

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 can 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 scotland@nfts.co.uk.

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 (pdf) which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please submit your application in plenty of time as timescales for funders differ. 

 

 

 

NFTS Scotland Hardship Fund 

With support from Screen Scotland, a new fund aimed at practitioners who have experienced significant work and financial loss as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19 is available for our online courses from May 2020 onwards.

This fund is available to those who are not able to evidence their eligibility for the NFTS Scotland bursary fund with the required supporting documents, but who now meet the income threshold criteria. 

It is a small, discretionary fund aimed at supporting those most in need. You should only apply if you are a Scottish resident and your finances have been directly affected by loss of work in March 2020 and beyond as a result of COVID-19.

To apply for support, please complete this application form and submit it to scotland@nfts.co.uk at the same time as making your course application.  

How to apply

Application deadline:Coming Soon

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

Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a succesful application assumes acceptance of these. 

 

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