Short course

Overview

Delivered in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, accessed by Zoom.

This course is for those working in unscripted TV both Factual and Specialist Factual who want to learn and practice the skills required to become a successful Edit Producer.  It’s intended for newcomers to the role and those with Edit Producer credits who want to take their craft to the next level. The focus of the course is popular formatted shows that make up the bulk of factual UK TV.

The course will cover: 

  • Edit fundamentals
  • How to cut an interview
  • Techniques of great storytelling
  • Writing appropriate commentary
  • Understanding TV formats and how to Edit Produce to a brief
  • Managing the edit
  • Working with the Commissioner, Exec and PM
  • Copyright, Compliance and Music
  • Edit Prep, Post Production, Paperwork, Commentary Recordings

This course is led by Steve Evanson, the Co-Creator and Series Editor of BBC Coast and prime mover behind the show becoming a global brand.  He was the Series Producer on Countryfile and has Edit Produced both factual and specialist factual including Coast, Countryfile, Harvest, Secret Britain, Rough Science for the BBC, and Walks with my Dog for Channel 4.  As a Series Producer he has managed numerous edits and taught AP’s and Researchers to become successful Edit Producers.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £675
Corporate Rate: £1025

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

BURSARY INFORMATION

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. 

The bursary deadline for this course is Monday 25th January 2021 at 9am.

Please note that bursary funding availability from NFTS Scotland is limited and we encourage you to seek alternative avenues of funding as well. 

Please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application should be submitted to scotland@nfts.co.uk

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

 

 

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: Book Now

Please complete the application form to apply, You will also be asked to upload your CV.

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