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Course Content:        

On this course we explore the current uses and target audiences for digital film from YouTube, online news and commercial needs to training. We look correct filming techniques. You will learn a little about sound and lighting and by the end of the course you will have sufficient raw footage to be able to make a short, correctly constructed, film with reasonable sound.


  • “How we got here” – a brief look at the advance of digital technology and cameras.
  • “Target audiences” – how and where DV is being used
  • Health and Safety briefing.
  • Filming – Exercise 1. GVs in the street.
  • Review of rushes
  • Interview techniques – set up shots, framing, sound, noise and lighting
  • Interview briefing
  • Filming – Exercise 2. Interviews.
  • Planning – Storyboarding.
  • Filming – Exercise 3. following the script. You will require 1 set-piece interview with set-up shots. Sufficient GVs and 2 vox pops for your final packag

What you should bring with you:  No requirements.

Qualifications:  No formal qualifications required.

This 1 day course costs £100 for NUJ members and £160 for non-members and this includes all materials, tea/coffees & sandwich lunch.

Check out our Course Calendar for the next date and location for this course.  For availability and to book a place, please contact us on 0141 248 6648/7748 or by email at

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Non members CLICK HERE

Please note many of our courses are eligible for funding under a SDS Individual Learning Account, so let us know if you have an ILA at the time of booking and we can request a learning token for you.


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