Structured learning, but delivered informally, with a high degree of student support. Does not include qualifications/accreditation. Accredited training (internal validation)
Unit 1B, The Plough Brewery
516 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 3JX
0870 950 4440
Cineclub trains professional filmmakers to help teachers and pupils understand the whole filmmaking process and to widen their appreciation of contemporary, classic and cult film. We offer schools (primary and secondary) and FE colleges a range of training programmes aimed at developing filmmaking skills using the latest digital technology. These include one or two-term programmes, summer schools and one-off masterclasses in production techniques.
Our workshop programmes are designed to complement the national curriculum and to offer real tangible learning outcomes that aim to inspire and motivate pupils and teachers. By training teachers in the filmmaking process and by encouraging talented young filmmakers in school to share good practice with other pupils we aim to encourage schools to use film as an integral part of the school day.
Participating schools become part of the Cineclub Network, which allows them to come together to share their films and their experiences of filmmaking and film watching. Cineclub enables children and young people to communicate ideas, challenge views and form opinions through the medium of digital film production and have their work publicly screened at cinema venues across London and the South East.
28 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ
020 7249 6600
The Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) is the national organisation working to promote talent and innovation in the documentary filmmaking industry. A single aim links all our work: to encourage, stimulate, promote and support the growth of a strong community of documentary filmmakers and film audiences. To achieve this objective, DFG provides a range of training and production opportunities, and organises a variety of events, screenings, pitching and peer feedback initiatives. We also run www.dfgdocs.com, the world's largest online resource for documentary filmmakers.
DFG is the largest provider of documentary training in the UK and a member of the Skillset Media Academy Network. We deliver training and consultancy in all aspects of documentary filmmaking, taught by award-winning industry professionals, for individuals, production companies, broadcasters and other related organisations.
Students from Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) are looking for the following opportunities:
53-79 Highgate Road
DV Talent is an agency representing leading programme-makers as well as one of the country’s fastest growing independent training providers. Aimed primarily at TV freelancers and those wanting to get into the industry, our training courses are run by production people for production people. They provide the technical and editorial skills required to work effectively, creatively and responsibly, and our trainers are all distinguished and current filmmakers.
Our courses are supported by Skillset and are BBC accredited, and we work for all the leading broadcasters and independent production companies including Endemol, RDF, Tiger Aspect, Betty, Darlow Smithson, and Mentorn. We specialise in camera (Z1, A1, DSR and others) and directing courses, sound, lighting, Final Cut Pro, Avid Xpress Pro and Production Management courses, but we also create tailor-made training solutions to suit individual and company needs.
Students from DV Talent are looking for the following opportunities:
0207 704 9386
Working with young people at risk in the community, in prisons, in secure children’s homes and hospitals, we run workshops to create award winning TV programmes, photographs, DVDS, CDs and resource packs which are used to educate and inform others. Film It workshops are taught by industry professionals on broadcast quality equipment.
A Film It workshop offers young people the chance to: see a different, more positive future; gain skills that are needed in the workplace; create a CV to gain employment or further training.
Film It was the winner of the Best Broadcast by Young People at the C&YPN Positive Images Awards 2008.
Students from Film It are looking for the following opportunities:
121 Roman Road
London E2 0QN
020 8981 6111
Four Corners is a long established centre for film production and training, based in East London. We have a track record of over 30 years forfor delivering industry-standard training, particularly for under-represented groups, and are recognised for building skills and confidence through a professional approach that emphasises ‘hands-on’ learning in a practical production-led training context.
The integrated training and employability programme spans pre-entrant to new entrant/continuing professional development level, covering film & TV production and craft skills, led by industry practitioners. Training is largely hands-on in small groups, led by industry practitioners. Training offers London Open College Network accreditation at Levels 1-3, closely referenced to Skillset standards. Additional support includes business skills for freelancers, specialist master classes, film bursary opportunities and an industry-linked work placement scheme with leading production companies. Four Corners also offers professional photographic darkroom facilities and a growing arts and exhibitions programme.
Students from Four Corners are looking for the following opportunities:
020 8813 1999
The GBCT represents DoPs, Camera Operators, 1st and 2nd ACs, Grips, Gaffers, Script Supervisors, Stills Photographers and other technical camera specialists. A non-political organisation that strives to be an authoritative presence in the industry, the GBCT is a company limited by guarantee, with a constitution that is both relevant and fair.
Current priorities include:
Collaboration on the preparation of the Skillset qualification structure/NOS and standards for technicians - including grips, all camera specialisations and script supervisors;
Ensuring that our members are informed and up to date technically, aesthetically and practically;
Being a proactive member of the Cine Guilds of Great Britain and the Image Forum.
Students from Guild of British Camera Technicians are looking for the following opportunities:
Ground Floor West
3-11 Dod Street
London E14 7EQ
020 7538 8070
Hi8us South is a leader in developing innovative media and arts productions with and for young people. We develop both participatory projects with young people and professional productions for a youth audience.
We work in collaboration with professionals to offer young people challenging and creative media opportunities, and to open alternative routes into the industry. Hi8us South is part of the national Hi8us Network. Our core aims are: to enable young people at risk of social exclusion to articulate their experiences; to enable young people to use the experience of creating arts and media as a catalyst for change in their own lives and in their communities; and to create innovative television, film and new media through a collaboration between professional filmmakers, web-designers and non-professional participants.
Students from Hi8us South are looking for the following opportunities:
18-20 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TJ
020 7407 0454
The Indie Training Fund (ITF) is a charity that raises funds for training via voluntary contributions from independent TV and digital media production companies. The ITF gives grants to numerous media training initiatives and delivers short course training and benefit schemes for members. Previously administered by Pact, the UK trade association for independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies, the ITF became independent in 2008.
Specialising in training for independent production companies and their staff, we run short courses on business and production skills for industry professionals. Courses are open to anyone from an independent production company and freelancers with at least two years proven work experience. We run schemes for ITF member companies, offering free and discounted training and cash back for in-house training.
Students from Indie Training Fund are looking for the following opportunities:
31 Friars Place Lane
020 8740 8802
Jacqueline Davis provides executive and high performance coaching, training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), consultancy and fundraising services.
She has over 22 years experience of providing training and development services for the media and creative industries. For 18 years she was CEO of Connections Communications Centre and its wholly owned subsidiary Ravenscourt Media.
She is currently providing executive coaching, high performance and career coaching, communication workshops for teams, motivation workshops for jobseekers and young people and NLP for business seminars. Jacqueline is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors, a master NLP practitioner and a hypnotist.
Snows Ride Farm
Musicalities is a consultancy specialising in music copyright clearance, music supervision and music publishing for the audiovisual industries.
We provide training in music copyright, related law and negotiating music clearance for film, TV and other media. Our aim is to supply relevant, up-to-date training for media professionals, delivered by industry specialists with years of experience and expertise. We run introductory courses, one-to-one sessions, in-house seminars and master classes customised to each client's needs.
As well as regular courses for the Indie Training Fund, the National Film and Television School and Channel 4, Musicalities have run seminars for many organisations including Universal Music, Ecosse TV, Tiger Aspect, Objective Productions, Ogilvy Worldwide, S4C, Pact, Welsh Music Foundation and Fremantle Media. We have co-hosted music copyright events with The Production Guild, leading law firms and the Hollywood Reporter.
Students from Musicalities Ltd are looking for the following opportunities:
07950 798 702
Playful Innovations focuses on working with primary schools and youth clubs delivering digital video production workshops, media education and media literacy. We run Media Max programmes in primary schools where children gain training in script writing, camera techniques, sound, lighting, production, filming and editing. Our workshops run for 12 weeks at a time but can be tailored to the needs of organisations requiring our services.
Students from Playful Innovations are looking for the following opportunities:
2 Robert Street
London SW9 0DJ
Raw Material promotes access and opportunity in media education, production and professional development. Education provision consists of creative music, songwriting, instrumental tuition and studio production courses, video film production and post production courses. Professional development consists of artist development bursaries and film production bursaries. Professional services consist of studio recording, mixing and mastering, video film production and editing, sound track production and programme production.
Students from Raw Material Music and Media are looking for the following opportunities:
5-13 Trinity Street
London SE1 1DB
020 7378 9400
Red Kite Learning is a registered charity and social enterprise that believes in equipping people with the knowledge and skills to fulfil their potential. We provide a diverse range of services linked through the themes of learning, work and progression. The scope and reach of our services has developed over the last 20 years, creating opportunities for thousands of individuals in London and beyond through a range of skills and employment programmes.
Red Kite Learning was a key member of the Into Partnership, a community information initiative based in Elephant and Castle, south London, which also ran the Into Media programme which supported individuals to make their own digital media productions.
Current programmes include a project delivering numeracy qualifications and job support to participants from Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth, and a project delivering work placements, training and employment support to participants with a history of substance misuse. Red Kite Learning is a promoter of the government's Skills for Life strategy, and works with many different groups of people to help them improve their reading, writing, maths and English. We also develop e-learning resources to support Skills for Life tutors and other skills and education programmes.
Students from Red Kite Learning are looking for the following opportunities:
15 Priest End
Shaun Moore Design was established in 1997 following the closure of the BBC Design Department to help fill the training gap with practical, vocational courses in design skills for art department. Shaun Moore is a busy production designer, with extensive teaching experience. A practising architect, he taught at Oxford School of Architecture for several years, and was then appointed Professor of Architecture, Kansas State University. In 1994 he joined the BBC, becoming Senior Designer, and taught Design for Film & TV at Chelsea College of Art. Now an NVQ Assessor and Skillst Careers Advisor, Shaun Moore still works as a set designer in the UK and abroad. Between design contracts, his well-established CPD short courses are particularly appropriate for freelance designers and assistants. Courses can be tailored to individual needs and can be offered on a one-to-one basis. They have flexible course dates, are practical, and project-based. They are intended to introduce new techniques, sharpen up existing skills, and 'sort out bad habits'.
Students from Shaun Moore Design are looking for the following opportunities:
01494 677 903
ShortCourses@NFTS is the professional training arm of the National Film and Television School. We offer over 70 courses in every discipline from Research to HD Lighting. We offer a number of Skillset-supported courses as well as comprehensive training for the film and television industies. Our courses include: Production Managers' Diploma (one year); the Directors Series (4 one-week modules); week-long courses in DV training; and a range of bespoke courses.
Students from ShortCourses@NFTS are looking for the following opportunities: