The Self-Shooting Accelerator programme is a practical self-shooting skills training programme for early career filmmakers and TV practitioners to gain essential experience in a supported environment in order to develop their technical skills, be that for shooting their own content or progressing in their freelance career as a shooting researcher, assistant producer, producer or camera operator for factual or documentary projects and programmes.
The programme is supported by Screen Scotland and, with fees fully funded, it is expected to be competitive. Therefore places will be offered to those who can best demonstrate that their self-shooting skills specifically are a barrier to their progress.
Dates: Monday 11th - Saturday 16th December 2023. Please ensure you are available before applying.
Location: Progressive Broadcast, 11 Fairley Street, Glasgow G51 2SN
Cost: The course runs for six days and the tuition fees are fully funded for those who are eligible. Travel and accommodation is not covered and it is expected that applicants will cover this cost themselves. If this is a considerable barrier to your application, please contact email@example.com
Closing Date: Monday 27th November at 9am.
This six day intensive course, packed with practical exercises, covers:
- Camera and Sound Essentials
- Handheld Shooting
- Shooting Uncontrollable Action and Dialogue
- Shooting a Process
- Interview Essentials
- File Formats & Requirements
- Preparing for a Documentary Edit
- Directing a Documentary Sequence
- Exporting Footage
You will have one-to-one feedback from the tutor.
While the course aims to super-boost your confidence filming, a large part of supporting this is making sure you are shooting material which can be edited together well. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to either edit your footage yourself if you have the necessary editing skills, or work with a professional editor to edit your sequence if you don't. You may bring your own laptop edit suite or use one provided by NFTS Scotland.
Please note that we won't be teaching editing skills in the course but you will have the opportunity to work with your filmed footage in an edit so you can reflect on your filming choices.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, we expect that as places will be in high demand, we expect applicants to be able to demonstrate clearly how they will benefit, and progress in their career and/or practice, from the course.
Please apply using the form here
The form will ask you to upload a copy of your CV.
The closing date is Monday 27th November 2023 at 9am.
There are 8 places available.
Applicants must be over 18 and from those in full-time education are not eligible.
The course is aimed at applicants who were born in and or live and or work in Scotland (for a minimum of three years) and priority will be given to these applicants.