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Tom Barrance training

Film CPD for teachers 

I provide training covering filmmaking, understanding and teaching about film, and using film to support literacy and other areas of the curriculum.

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Free Into Film CPD

I can provide free Into Film CPD to teachers from state primary and secondary schools in South Wales. Sessions need to be for a minimum of 15 educators and will need to be approved by Into Film. Please contact me for further information.

My own CPD courses

These are just some of the topics I can offer:

Film in the curriculum

  • film for literacy
  • film across the Primary curriculum
  • film and creative writing
  • film and modern foreign languages
  • understanding film language


  • Get started with filmmaking
  • Filmmaking on iPads
  • filmmaking in media and film studies
  • montage and non-narrative filmmaking
  • digital storytelling
  • Advanced filmmaking
  • DSLR filmmaking
  • iMovie 9 or 10
  • Final Cut Pro

Film workshops and activities for students

I offer a wide range of different film and filmmaking workshops for Primary and Secondary schools, youth groups, festivals and special events. These include

  • Fast film: learn how films tell stories, and create a short film sequence in a few hours
  • Simple animation
  • Editing: make a short film from clips I provide
  • Sound: learn about sound in film and create a soundtrack
  • Creating film poems

All my training and workshops are available in Welsh. I’ve delivered film training and workshops around Wales and as part of projects and conferences in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

I have an Enhanced DBS certificate.


Interactive resources and apps
Making Movies Make Sense Interactive guide to filmmaking for teachers, for Mac, PC and iPad
Editsense: learn film through editing DVD-ROM of practice films to edit on Mac or PC, plus interactive guide to film language

Free PDF downloads 
Primary filmmaking guide (Into Film)
Secondary filmmaking guide (Into Film)
Using film in schools (Film: 21st Century Literacy)

To enquire about training or workshops, please get in touch using the contact details above.