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Industry Certificate: TV Shooter Producer

Become a TV Shooter Producer

Develop the technical camera knowledge, confidence and practical skills that are essential to operating as a successful TV Shooter Producer.

Delivered by a highly experienced TV Shooter Producer, this course will include extensive hands-on experience with a range of different cameras and equipment, television production theory presentations, practical excursions, and presentations from industry guests.

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 TV Shooter Producer needs in order to deliver professional-standard, broadcast-quality footage

Learn production knowledge

Learn the fundamental production knowledge required to be an effective TV 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, labelling rushes in the field, and the requirements of the post-production department

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

This course is ideal for production staff who want to up-skill to become competent at recording quality video and sound on set and on location. It has a technical 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 camera, audio and tripod systems from a deconstructed kit.
  • How to correctly link cameras and audio equipment (with a focus on proper placement and use of radio mics on subject) in an unscripted/documentary/reality environment.
  • How to control and adjust 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. If you are interested in developing skills in drama camera operation we suggest the Industry Certificate: Camera Assisting. If your focus is on becoming an all-rounder/digital content creator we suggest the Industry Certificate: Content Creation which includes post production, and uses less complex cameras.

Industry Certificate content has been validated by our Industry Advisory Panels.

Meet Your Tutors

Rob Gunn

Rob is an experienced Shooter Producer specialising in crafting stories for factual and reality television, from development, field, through to…

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Sophie Wiesner

Sophie Wiesner has a passion for real stories. Her debut documentary Call Me Dad was broadcast on the ABC: ‘Pick…

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What you will need

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

This course is delivered on campus at AFTRS on Saturdays (12 Saturday over 13 weeks – no course on Easter Saturday) plus six Tuesday evenings on alternative weeks.

For more information and to get a full course outline contact shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

For more information call 1300 131 461, or register for future offerings.

Payment Plan

This course is eligible for a payment plan.

25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from beginning of course
25% due by the end of week 3 of the course
25% due by the end of week 6 of the course

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

Important information

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee 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 fee.

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