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Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector

Use video to get people listening to your radio show or podcast!

This hands-on course will introduce you to basic filming techniques. We will cover the fundamentals of video - from making short one-take videos on a smartphone and appearing on camera - to filming interviews with professional equipment and producing slideshows. 

Led by Richard Hollingham from Boffin Media, an award-winning radio producer with extensive TV experience, and with specialist input from video editor Paul Ireson, this practical course will include:

• Fundamentals of video, including framing, lighting, sound, appearance, editorial considerations and what works in the edit (unfortunately, we will not be able to cover editing in this one-day course).

• Filming basic interviews and more complex sequences (including storyboarding)

• The opportunity to use professional TV kit, iPhone apps/tripods and gimbal plus GoPro. 

Course outline

Examples and discussion of short-form video content

All the following is hands-on and will involve the whole group:

  • Focusing, framing, lighting and sound – setting up a basic interview using professional video kit
  • Filming on a smartphone and GoPro
  • Practicing filming interviews and self-contained videos
  • Editorial considerations and safety
  • Building a sequence, storyboarding and what works for the edit 
  • Storyboarding and filming a 1-1.5 minute sequence and/or self-contained film

Training provider: Boffin Media

We make radio documentaries for the BBC and Audible, award-winning podcasts and short films for clients including the European Space Agency and Royal Academy of Engineering. 

Trainers: Multi-award-winning science and environment journalist, Richard is a radio producer, space correspondent for BBC Future and a reporter and launch commentator for the European Space Agency. A former senior producer on the Today programme, he has extensive TV experience.

Paul Ireson is a creative geek and an experienced writer, editor and producer. He has edited numerous films for the European Space Agency and brings his broad production experience to training courses. 

Venue: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

Date: 9th July 2019

Time: 09.30-17.00

Cost: £125 + VAT (£150 gross) or students (2 places only) £75 + VAT (£90 gross)

Max number of spaces: 12 (now on waiting list).  Book your place at