Course dates: Sat 29th July, Sat 5th Aug, Sat 12th Aug - 11-5pm each day.

Course Tutors: Filmmaker Isis Thompson & Editor Helen Lawson

Over three Saturdays you will learn the camera skills essential to shooting in the documentary style. Through a series of camera exercises of increasing complexity you should will learn the following skills:

  • hand held shooting technique using professional video camera
  • using a tripod
  • intelligent use of automatic controls
  • getting good sound for interviews
  • filming a sequence
  • filming uncontrolled action
  • filming for the edit

Isis will go though the editing process with an editor who is cutting her current project. They will go though Isis' raw material and explain why certain choices were made in the bringing together of a scene.

You will have access to professional camera and sound equipment for the duration of the course, as well as access to our edit suite following the course.

Course costs: £300 / £270 (student) / £250 (UCL student)

'A highly recommended practical beginners course to get you physically out and about experimenting with the camera, as well as thinking about the process in a supportive learning environment.' - Victoria (previous student)

If you have any enquiries regarding this course please contact or please call020 7679 2355

Shooting Documentary: An Introduction

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:00
£300 / £270 for students / £250 for UCL students

14 Taviton Street

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