NFTS Scotland: Self-Shooting 3 - Shooting for the Edit

Short course


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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A course for Assistant Producers, Directors and Producers with established shooting skills now aiming to work on formatted shows where an advanced level of shooting will be taken for granted. 

When shooting for an established brand or format, it is crucial to be able to deliver the right volume and range of shots needed for the edit. Modern production workflows require us all to hit the ground running. This course will enable you to do this with confidence and the right skillset.

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 will cover the grammar of TV and the anatomy of formatted shows.

This is not a course for people who have not shot before. It is aimed at Directors, Producers, Assistant Producers already self-shooting but looking to hone their skills and take their craft to a higher level.

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. 

Not the right level for you? You may also be interested in: 

Self-Shooting 1: An Introduction 

Self-Shooting 2: Storytelling with the Camera

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £850
Corporate Rate: £1320

Price held to end of January 2021


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

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: 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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