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Industry Certificate: TV Shooter Producer

Daniel Bolt on the set of 'The Greenhouse' | Dir. Thomas Wilson White | Photo: Jack Baxter

Become a TV Shooter Producer

In this course, you’ll develop the technical camera knowledge, confidence and practical skills that are essential to operate as a successful TV Shooter Producer.

Delivered by a highly experienced industry practitioner, this course will include extensive hands-on experience with a range of different equipment, television production theory, practical excursions, and presentations from industry guests. The course will primarily utilise Sony FS7 cameras.

This course has been designed to give students the knowledge, confidence and solid foundation skills in what is an increasingly valued and sought-after role.

Develop camera and audio skills

Develop and practice the essential camera and audio skills a Shooter Producer needs in order to deliver useable, professional standard, broadcast quality footage.

Learn production knowledge

Learn the fundamental production knowledge required to be an effective Shooter Producer including how to balance and manage the broad technical, organisational and creative requirements.

Learn data wrangling skills

Learn the fundamentals of data wrangling and rushes labelling in the field, and understanding what the post-production dept needs.

Is the Industry Certificate: TV Shooter Producer right for you?

AFTRS Industry Certificates are practical and outcome focussed non-award short courses. The curriculum is developed and delivered by industry experts, and mapped to media industry roles and skills requirements. Industry Certificate short courses involve relevant theory, hands-on learning, career specific advice, and practical exercises which include individual feedback for students. They will give you skills and knowledge to succeed in this increasingly competitive landscape.

The TV Shooter Producer Industry Certificate is ideal for production staff who want to upskill to become competent at recording quality video and sound on set and location.

It has a technical (rather than editorial) focus and includes a range of practical exercises so students can consolidate their skills shooting in uncontrolled/unscripted situations.

The course covers:

  • how to efficiently and correctly build and set up the camera, audio and tripod systems from a deconstructed kit, correctly link cameras and audio equipment (with a focus on proper placement and use of radio mics on the subject) in an unscripted/documentary/reality environment.
  • controlling and adjusting the camera and audio settings to correct parameters under a range of shooting conditions.
  • rushes labelling and protocols and basic data wrangling skills.
  • basic lighting skills
  • visual storytelling skills and how to ensure sufficient coverage in an unscripted environment

This is not an advanced Cinematography course and does not cover drama camera crew skills.

RELATED COURSES

If you are interested in developing skills in Drama camera operation we suggest the Camera Assisting Industry Certificate. If your focus is on becoming an all-rounder or more in the corporate space we suggest the Videomaking Intensive.

What you will need

No previous experience with a camera is necessary for this course, but some knowledge and experience of TV production will be an advantage as there will be some assumed knowledge.

This course is delivered on campus at AFTRS over six weekends and seven Tuesday evenings.

You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, sound and good internet connection for the Zoom Video sessions.

Payment Plan: This course is eligible for a payment plan.
25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from the beginning of course
25% due at the beginning of week 3 of the course
25% due at the beginning of week 6 of the course

NOTE: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

Important information

This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

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