NFTS Scotland: Data Wrangling In Person

Short course

Overview

In person delivery (subject to government guidelines allowing) with COVID-19 protocols in place
Read our commitment to keep you safe while training with us

This one-day course, led by Grant McPhee, is designed to give you an introduction to data management within film and television.

You will learn how to confidently handle a tapeless workflow on a shoot from the data leaving the camera through to the arrival in the edit suite. You will get hands-on experience during the course, preparing you for the role of the Digital Imaging Technician with an emphasis on Data Wrangling.

The course will cover:

  • An overview of current digital camera formats and codecs
  • An overview of current Hard Drives, SSDs, Cables, Connectors, and software.
  • Choosing the correct equipment for a particular job.
  • How to create a workflow document to insurance recognized standards
  • Introduction to quality control checking
  • The politics of a film set: who is who, what to do and when to do it.
  • How to securely transfer, organize and back-up camera data to recognized industry standards with a MetaData Overview

You may also be interested in: Introduction to the role of Digital Imaging Technician

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £235
Corporate Rate: £360

 

As part of our work to diversify the screen industry workforce, there is reduction in fees of up to 50% made available by our partnership with the BFI for freelancers with disabilities, who are ethnically diverse or from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Please state ‘APPLYING FOR ADDITIONAL BFI FUNDING’ at the end of your Why do you wish to attend?’ statement on the application form in order for your submission to be considered.

BURSARY INFORMATION

Bursaries 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 can pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible (and no later than 10 working days in advance of the course date) to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place, as we may not be able to accommodate all applications.

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 (Word doc)

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form (pdf)

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. 

 

How to apply

Application deadline:

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be required to upload your C.V. 
Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a successful application assumes acceptance of these. 

Begin your application