Easy filmmaking with Tom Barrance

Film training for businesses and organisations

Making a film

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 provide training for businesses, nonprofits, charities, arts organisations, research bodies and higher education.

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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Tom Barrance

Tom Barrance I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more. My publications include Making Movies Make Sense and Editshots