NFTS Scotland: Self-Shooting 1 - An Introduction
Duration 2 days
Commitment 09.30 - 17.30
Course dates Coming Soon
Application deadline 01 Jul 2021Begin your application
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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As skillsets change, more and more of us are being expected to (or want to) self-shoot - often without any kind of training. If you feel that way then this is the course for you! As the changes and expected skillsets in our industry continue to evolve it is crucial that we understand how to use a camera to tell stories effectively and visually. Many of us have to learn these skills 'on the job' which can be isolating and can create unnecessary anxieties.
This course will give you the basic skills to confidently operate a contemporary professional video camera. The course will cover Tripods, Lenses, Focus, Exposure, White Balance, Codecs, Framing, Neutral Density, Aperture and depth of field through to shooting basic sequence shots.
This is a practical course giving you hands on experience with industry standard cameras with a qualitative review of your rushes as part of the course.
It is an ideal introductory professional level course, ideal for researchers, Assistant Producers, Production Managers, Runners, Stills Photographers, Development Producers and even runners wanting to learn how to operate and shoot.
About the tutor:
This course is led in Scotland by George Cathro, who has worked in broadcast television over 35 years as a Director, Producer, Cameraperson, Edit Producer and most recently as a Shooting PD. He is a BAFTA and RTS winning director and has made programmes for nearly all UK broadcasters. As a professional trainer for over 12 years, George has delivered CPD courses, lecturing and mentoring for students from Stirling University, Napier University, ECA, UWS, Screen NETS and Creative Scotland.
He has spent many hours in the edit working with other shooters' rushes and is accustomed to the joys and the pain that can bring. His approach will endeavour to make your rushes more joyous in the edit and give you the skills to make you more confident shooters and ultimately more employable.
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