The Fundamentals of Filmmaking

23 Jan

Wednesday 23 January 2019 09:30 - 17:00

100 million hours of video are watched on Facebook every day and experts say one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words*. That's why in today's 'video-first' world, it's more important than ever for organisations to be using video content as part of their communications strategy.

With this practical one-day workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills needed to create videos from scratch, using limited resources without sacrificing on quality. A hands-on learning environment will get you using your phone to make content that doesn’t look like it was made on a phone. 

You’ll be led by an expert filmmaker who will give you the opportunity to ask questions about what equipment and filming style best suits your needs. Your training will end with the chance to practice what you’ve learned by filming and editing a short piece with support and feedback from your trainer. 

This beginners course is ideal for you if you want to start using film for your organisation’s communications but have limited experience and budget.

I feel more confident in my ability to make decent footage, which will help with improving my organisations video based content.

Building and Social Housing Foundation

At the end of this training you will:

  • Be able to choose the right equipment for your budget and needs 
  • Understand the digital filmmaking process from pre-production through production to post-production 
  • Know how to shoot and edit good quality interviews, vox pops and films of your organisation’s activities 


Media Trust can provide Apple Macs which use iMovie editing software, however you are welcome to bring your own laptop with an editing software downloaded onto it, such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

Please bring the smartphone or DSLR that you will be using to shoot when you return to work as these will not be provided.

The new skills will help us promote our social media channels with authentic footage.

Bright Life

Who should attend?

The course is for anyone who would like to learn the basics of filmmaking and editing to be able to create short video content and interviews for website or social media.  


Do I need to bring anything with me?

Please bring the camera, DSLR or smartphone that you will be using to shoot when you return to work. Please also bring a laptop with software pre-downloaded if you wish to use your own. 

What if I’m late/ cannot make it?

If you’re running late due to traffic or delayed trains or you get lost don’t panic! Give us a call on 0207 871 5600.

If you’d like to cancel the course, please check our cancellation policy below and email

Do I need to print my confirmation email?

You don’t have to print and bring your ticket. Just turn up on the day. It’s that easy!

When you book, we will have all of your details in our system.

Cancellation and Booking Policy

Booking terms and conditions


Payment must be received before the course date otherwise delegates risk not being accepted on the day. Please let us know if you have not received an invoice within 10 working days of your booking.

Bookings made within 10 days of the course date must be paid by credit card only, via our website or over the phone.

If your fees are not paid within 10 days of the course, we may have to reallocate the place to another delegate.

Payments can be made by credit card, cheque (payable to ‘the Media Trust’), BACS transfers, through our website or over the phone on 0207 871 5600

Cancellations policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to Training and Events, via email to or writing to Media Trust, Block A, Ugli Building, Wood Lane, W12 7SB.

Please include your booking details including organisation name, title of course, delegate contact details and booking number (if booked through the website).

If you wish to send a substitute delegate, please call 020 7871 5600 or email to discuss the changes.

Cancellation period

If you need to cancel your booking:

  • 1 month or more before the course, you will be entitled to a full refund
  • Up to 10 days before the course, you will be entitled to a 50% refund or be able to change your booking to an alternative course taking place within the following 3 months. The alternative course must be rebooked on the day of cancellation
  • Up to 9 days before the event, or if you do not attend the event, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • The cancellation period applies to all early bird tickets, however these tickets can only be transferred to another early bird ticket price.

A substitute delegate is always welcome, and this will not incur any cost, please let us know such changes as soon as possible.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond Media Trust’s control to change the content, speakers or timings of events. If Media Trust has to cancel a course, we will offer you an alternative date, or a full refund.

Unfortunately Media Trust cannot accept liability for transport disruption or individual transport delays.

Booking a Media Trust event indicates acceptance of our booking conditions.

Can I give my place to someone else if I can no longer attend the training?

Yes, your ticket is transferrable. However, you will need to let us know beforehand.

If you’d like to give your place to a colleague, drop us an email to

Can I pay via invoice?

You can choose to show “other payment options at the bottom of the order page on Eventbrite. Once selected, simply choose “send invoice.

Our Finance team will then send an invoice onto you.

Bookings made within 10 days of the course date must be paid by credit card only, via our website or over the phone.

Which ticket type should I choose if I’m attending the training as an individual and not part of an organisation?

Individuals should select the small organisation ticket type.

Do you offer a tailored version of this course?

If you’d like us to run this training with a group of your staff just let us know.

Simply, get in touch with our training team and they will help you to create a tailored course for you.  Email or call 0207 871 5600.

Book your place

To secure your place on this course, register today via our Eventbrite page.