Course dates: Saturday 30th June, Saturday 7th July and Saturday 14th July - 11-5pm each day.

Course Tutors: Filmmaker Isis Thompson & Editor Helen Lawson

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

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

Students 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)

Course Testimonial

'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 inquiries regarding this course please contact or please call 0203 1086696

Shooting Documentary: An Introduction

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:00
£300 / £270 for students / £250 for UCL students

Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HY.

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