My training will show you how to use film to promote your work, train your colleagues or consult your users. Don’t worry if you’ve never made a film before: most of the people I teach have no experience of filmmaking.
I’m Tom Barrance, one of the UK’s most experienced film educators. I work with all kinds of organisations, including small and large businesses, nonprofits, charities, local authorities, universities and public sector agencies.
Sample course content
My courses are hands-on. You’ll learn key filmmaking skills:
- using the camera
- setting up shots
- editing simple sequences
Then we’ll look at
- how to get the shots you need to tell your story
- making sure your shots make sense together
- recording interviews or presentations
- adding and adjusting sound
- using titles and effects
You’ll learn about
- how to plan and organise your filmmaking
- different ways of telling your story with film
- making your film as good as it can be
- the best formats for sharing your movie.
My most popular training is mobile filmmaking, using iPhones, iPads or Android devices. I also teach filmmaking with DSLR/mirrorless cameras or camcorders, and editing on Mac or PC.
The illustrated PDF course booklet includes templates, a step-by-step guide to the filmmaking process, advice and links to further information.
In-depth and follow-up
You can also book longer courses, or get follow-up training in specific skills. I can provide ongoing support, written feedback and suggestions on your filmmaking, and online advice through Google Hangouts.
I can provide training on specific software including iMovie on Macs or mobile devices, Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere.
Where is the training available?
I’m based in Cardiff, Wales but I work all around the UK and in Europe. Currently I only offer face to face training, but I’m developing online courses which will be available soon.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs or book a course.
“Tom is a really good teacher and is able to convey a lot of technical detail without baffling his audience. Highly recommended.”
Gillian Southgate, Assistant Director, NHS R&D Northwest