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A hands-on, intensive one day workshop that will give you a solid grounding in the essentials of being a good self-shooting camera operator. This course gives a complete overview of self-shooting, covering topics such as framing, crossing the line, key camera features, posture, choosing the right camera and filming actuality. Over the course of the day, you will get an introduction of what is required to self-shoot through crucial theory and demonstrative examples. The workshop is ideal for researchers, assistant producers, producers, journalists and others looking to start self-shooting or improve their directing skills.


'A comprehensive and helpful overview with step-by-step instructions.' - Caroline Hancock, Researcher/Producer

'Very useful and helpful! Getting practise with camera experience was useful, I really liked the tasks!' - Lucy Adkins, Researcher

'Really good and well tailored. Steve was very clear at explaining what makes a good shot for the edit. I feel very confident.' - Kobina Wood-Andoh, Researcher

'Great class size so you can get hands-on experience. Covers all the basics and builds confidence' - Anna Johnston, Researcher

Course Content

  • Self- Shooting: What you need to know?
  • Getting Started: Introduction to the camera
  • Principles of Directing
  • Building a sequence – shot sizes, framing and film-making grammar
  • The Interview
  • Filming Actuality
  • Shooting a basic dialogue scene
  • What Next? Where to go from here?

This course offers Talent Manager Pro members the following discount:


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