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Self Shooting Workshop – Children’s TV

This is a practical, clear and concise course giving you the knowledge of what you need to know when shooting on the most contemporary camera stock in broadcast and beyond.

The Self Shooting Workshop for Children’s TV will solidify your working knowledge and enable you to film with ease and confidence on the two cameras that dominate camera choice.

The course provides hands-on experience from setting up the camera(s), knowing what lenses to choose and understanding what makes great audio. It also covers auto features vs manual modes, getting to grips with aperture control and shutter speeds, understanding 4K and what terms like ‘ISO’, ‘codecs’ and ‘bit rates’ actually mean, enabling you to create the best shots for the finest filming.

Beyond the technical expertise you’ll also learn about lighting, framing of shots, shooting for an edit and finally how to ingest onto NLE’s (Non-Linear Editing systems like Final Cut/Adobe Premier etc.).

This workshop is geared towards Children’s Television: How to film with children and what legalities may be involved? Who allows the permission of release forms? How much time is allowed to film with individual children?

Who’s it for?

Employees and freelancers across production from Researcher, AP/Shooting AP, PDs and possibly SPs who need a ‘refresher’ in contemporary broadcast equipment.

Duration & class size

  • This course is for a maximum of 6 participants
  • 2 consecutive days in the classroom
  • 1 day shooting off-site
  • 1 day editing in the classroom

What you'll learn

  • How to set cameras to the desired file format, compose shots and framing.
  • Confident lens use and control.
  • The importance of acceptable audio recording.
  • How to edit and export shots to meet pre-required file formats, understand the requirements for deadlines and time-framing for individual file exports.
  • Legal restrictions for filming with children and additional risk assessments required to work with young talent.