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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

Delivering a radio programme is no longer enough – if you want it to be picked up on social media, radio producers are increasingly being asked to supply course action

This hands-on course will introduce you to basic video techniques and cover the fundamentals of TV - from making short one-take videos on a smartphone and appearing on camera - to filming interviews with professional equipment and producing slideshows. 

Led by Richard Hollingham from Boffin Media, a radio producer with extensive TV experience, and with specialist input from a video editor, this practical course will include:

  • The differences between radio and video with examples
  • Fundamentals of video, including framing shots, lighting, sound, appearance, editorial considerations and what works in the edit (unfortunately, we will not be able to cover how to edit)
  • The opportunity to use professional TV equipment, a GoPro camera and iPhone apps/tripods and gimbal

Venue: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

Date: 24th May 2017

Time: 09.30-17.00

Cost: £130 + VAT (£156 gross)

Max number of spaces: 12 (now on waiting list).  Book your place at

- fully booked, waiting list enabled