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Which camera?
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To Book a Course
Tel: 020 8621 3649
(London, UK)


Other courses on offer:

One-to-one camera
training courses

Three day - learn to
shoot and edit

Diploma in Video Journalism
(5+2 days)

These are the most
popular cameras.
But, I can also do other
cameras on request.

  • Canon XF-300 and XF-305
  • Canon XF-100 and XF-105
  • Canon C100, C300 and C500
  • JVC GY-HM650 and GY-HM600
  • Sony PMW200, PMW150 and PMW100
  • Panasonic HPX-250
  • Canon XA10XA20 and XA25
  • Sony EX1, EX1R and EX3
  • Sony Z5 and Z7
  • Panasonic AF101 (AF100)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mkii, EOS 5D Mkiii, 7D, 550D and 60D
  • Zoom H4n
  • Sony FX1 and Z1
  • Sony A1
  • PD150, PD170,
  • Sony VX 2000,
  • PD100, PDX10
  • Sony DSR 500, DSR 570
  • Canon XHA1
  • Canon XL1 and XL1s
  • Canon XL2
  • Panasonic HDC HS700,
    TM700 and SD700
  • Panasonic DVX 100
  • Panasonic DVX100A

VIDEO CAMERA TRAINING FOR GROUPS

Training with the guys from DV TalentDo you have a small number (or large group) of people that need camera training?

Bespoke courses ensure that your staff get exactly the training they need and can be very cost effective. For example, to train a group of four people (on your own equipment) could cost from only £125 per person per day.

Don't want to be trained in a group? Take a look at our one-to-one training info.

"Hi Christina,
Thanks for running the training courses last week, the feedback has been excellent. I will be in touch soon to set up more of the same."
Ben B., ITV.COM

"The DV Camera course I requested for a team of six journalists resulted in six highly skilled camera operators, now with a real thirst for television pictures. Each person took it in turn to thank me for placing them in the training group as not only had they learnt new skills, they had really enjoyed the experience.

"I would highly recommend Christina Fox's fresh approach to DV Camera training as she seems to easily explain, in laymen's terms, what is in fact quite a complex operation."
Stuart M. BBC

I think everyone really enjoyed themselves and you did a great job.  
 
I also think we will certainly be back for more training in a few months once we have worked out where we need to build up more knowledge.
 
Many thanks for a very professional service."
Dominic C., Steelhenge

"Thanks so much for what you taught us – I found it all very interesting and I am hoping to turn my passion into something to be proud of one day.
 
All the best, and will let you know when I’ve done another ‘solo' ."
Iain O,. CMPi

"Also just to let you know that the staff were very impressed with the 2 days session  and we hope to hold more training days in the coming months for more of our staff so I will be in touch regarding that. "
Elaine W., MNE

"Really enjoyed the two days; great pace, informative but also practical. No waffle and very friendly. Great stuff."
P.B. Sony Computer Games

"Excellent - but very demanding. The fact we were able to go out and put things into practice after each segment was very helpful. This course was intense but a very rewarding experience."
G. L. Sports reporter, BBC.

"Christina has been absolutely brilliant and very patient.
Thank you so much! You've been a star."
Lara R. MTV.

"A good balance between theory and practical. Good number of people in the group. Came away feeling I had learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the course. Would recommend it to people in the same situation as me."
Charlotte B. Assistant Producer

"Very well thought out and organised. The instructors were very helpful and the course was scheduled in such a way that we managed to cover everything and still have time for Q&A."
L.V. Production Manager

"The order of the course was good. I understood everything as we went along. I knew nothing about cameras, so I found everything from how light affects a shot through to composition very interesting. I wouldn't drop anything, it was all essential."
Julie G. Broadcast Journalist, BBC

 

BBC video journalists courseONE DAY OR TWO?

If they already have some experience, then one day may be enough. It certainly works well for conversions from one camera to another, eg Sony EX1 users to Sony PMW-200 or Canon XF-300 and XF-305

If they are beginners or have never had formal training - two days training is more useful.

With two days we can do many more practical exercises and cover audio too. I'll have time to teach:

  • The technology (focus, white balance, exposure and audio)
  • Good microphone technique
  • Shooting for the edit (sequences, cutaways and interviews) - which will save you time/money in the edit.

Check here for a sample one day course...

and here for a sample two day course...

DATES

If you are interested in booking a training session give me a call on 020 8621 3649 and we can check diaries for possible dates.

VENUE

I am based in West London (UK), but am happy to deliver training at your premises.

Please note: if I travel to you there may be extra costs.

For example, if you are based outside of London, I may have to charge for travel time, mileage, hotel and food. [However, this may still be more economical than sending all your staff to me.]

BOOKING A COURSE...

If you've never organised training before, or if this isn't a subject you're familiar with, it is probably best to give me a call first on 020 8621 3649 (I'm based in London)

I'll need to know...

  1. What help you need... camera operation, microphones, lighting, editing?
  2. What cameras you will be using.
  3. What type of shoots will the course participants be working on... observational documentaries, shooting news, operating the "B roll" camera on a bigger shoot, interviews for corporate videos, etc.

... The more you can tell me, the better I can help you.

Then I'll put together a training course, including practice sessions, pitched at the right level based on the information you've given me.

COURSE COSTS

I charge £500 per day - for up to 4 people.

If you have more than 4 people who require training, I charge an additional £100 per person per day.

Prices include training notes and my 50 page camera workbook, for all participants.
All prices are exclusive of VAT, which will be charged at the prevailing rate.
All prices are in UK Pounds.

WHICH VIDEO CAMERA
training on the PD150

  • Canon XF300 and XF305
  • Canon XF100 and XF105
  • Canon C100, C300 and C500
  • JVC GY-HM650 and GY-HM600 (BBC has bought 500 of these for Newsgathering)
  • Sony PMW-200, PMW-150 and PMW-100
  • Sony HVR-Z5 and Z7
  • The Sony EX1, EX1R and EX3
  • The older HDV cameras: Sony Z1 and FX1
  • Canon XA10, XA20 and XA25
  • Panasonic HPX250
  • Panasonic AF101 (AF100)
  • Canon EOS 5D MkII, EOS 5D MkIII, 7D, 550D and 60D
  • Zoom H4n
  • Panasonic HDC HS700, TM700 and SD700 and 900 series
  • Sony VX2000, PD150, PD170, PD100, PDX10
  • Sony DSR 450, DSR500, DSR 570 and DXC D30
  • Canon XHA1
  • Canon XL1, XL1s and XL2
  • Panasonic DVX100
  • I can also do other cameras on request.
  • We also do audio training (personal mics, gun mics, radio mics, etc)
  • Editing on Adobe Premier Elements 11 and Final Cut Pro X.

These are the most popular cameras. But, I can also do other cameras on request.

PLUS... FULL SUPPORT

Once the training is done - that's not the end. I'm happy to give free advice via email or by phone to anyone I've trained.

To Book a Course: Phone 020 8621 3649 (London, UK)

PREVIOUS CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • The BBC
  • The Research Centre [Channel 4 Television]
  • ITN Factual
  • More4 News
  • The Press Association
  • News International
  • The Telegraph (online)
  • Sky Online
  • Skillset
  • Denham Productions
  • Endemol
  • MTV
  • Comic Relief
  • Shine TV
  • Metro Broadcast
  • Perform Media Services
  • Sony Computer Games
  • Buckingham Palace - web office
  • House Of Lords - press office
  • Nomura Bank
  • SSVC [British Forces Broadcasting Service]
  • South West Screen
  • Screen Yorkshire
  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
  • Imperial College London
  • The Open University
  • The Brooke (charity)
  • The MS Society
  • Twenty Tweny Brighton
  • Kent Police College
  • City of London Police
  • The Natural History Museum
  • Octagon CSI Television
  • DV Talent
  • Blast films
  • Grace Productions
  • Loughborough University
  • Real Property Tours
  • The Russian Hour
  • God TV
  • Hardcash Productions
  • St Lukes
  • Eat Big Fish
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • West Midlands Fire Service
  • Wolverhampton City Council
  • Mulberry School For Girls

Still haven't found what you're looking for?

Check here for the other camera, audio and editing courses I provide.

Do you need to organise training just for yourself   not a group of people?

Still not found what you need. Then call me on 020 8621 3649 or email me.

 

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