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Film training: make your own videos

Make your own videos

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.

Course materials

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.

Software training

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

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