NFTS Scotland: Storytelling In The Edit Online

Short course

Overview

This course is delivered in partnership with NFTS Leeds and NFTS Cymru Wales

These days there are a multitude of ways to produce your edit, but how do you tell a great story and engage your audience? Join BBC Coast and Countryfile's very own Steve Evanson to find out how! 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

About the Tutor:

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

BURSARY INFORMATION

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 (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: Book Now

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

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