CAMERA & LIGHTING TRAINING
Alongside my shooting work I offer bespoke camera and lighting tuition. I'm highly experienced on pretty much all video cameras and shooting situations, and have given training and led workshops pretty much as long as I've been shooting.
Amongst many others, I've taught APs and researchers how to shoot for primetime programmes Escape to the Country and Grand Designs. I've led workshops for the BBC and National Youth Film Academy, and even spent a month teaching filmmaking in Kabul, Afghanistan!
My training is 100% bespoke, and tailored to what my students want to learn. Often I find myself teaching people who have a camera that they feel they're not using to its full potential and want to improve their general shooting skills and knowledge. These could be self-shooters, independent filmmakers, or shooters working in-house at an agency or production company. Sometimes it's APs or researchers who want to learn to shoot so they can apply for more shooting roles in TV. Or sometimes it's just amateurs who want to up their skills so they can shoot footage they're more proud of.
If you'd like to discuss training possibilities - on cameras large or small - please get in touch. I do largely one-to-one training but can work with small groups also. Rates are flexible but fair. I’m based between Manchester and London these days but regularly travel further afield.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 7863 180 802.
I cannot recommend Jamie's training enough. He's a really knowledgeable DoP but also a great teacher and was able to communicate in a really clear way how I could improve my shooting and lighting. His approach was tailored to my needs, clear, methodical and not at all patronising, and by the end of the day's training I felt 10X more confident in my shooting abilities, particularly around how to set up and light an interview. The results have been immediate in my work, so definitely money well spent.
James, Audio Visual Producer at Parkinson's UK