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SKILLS BOOTCAMP: VIDEO PRODUCTION

Do you want to work in the Creative & Cultural Sector?

Reform Radio are bringing you a brand new Skills Bootcamp in Video Production. It’s free to access and travel and refreshments are provided. The aim of this programme is to support you into a paid role in the Creative and Cultural Sector. 

This programme takes a hands-on approach, responding to real creative briefs and producing a piece of video content from development, through pitching and production, to post production and showcase. You’ll have access to masterclasses from industry experts and be fully supported by our team using the latest video and audio equipment, with a guaranteed industry job interview on completion. 

Join experts from Reform Radio, Koolstof and Bearded Fellows on this Video Production Skills Bootcamp. 

On this programme you will work in a small group to create:

  • A 60-90 second shortform video
  • A 15 second taster video
  • A 6 second teaser 

You will develop skills in:

  • How to interpret and respond to a creative brief, based on client’s needs
  • How to develop the idea into a production workflow and organise a shoot
  • Working with talent and contributors 
  • Training on the latest DSLR cameras and array of lenses
  • Training on lighting and on shoot troubleshooting
  • Best practice for backup, storage and management of files  
  • Post production and editing using premiere pro 
  • Working with and responding to feedback from clients 
  • How to split the final product into different lengths and formats for various social platforms

Programme Dates: 

Over 3 weeks – beginning Monday 8th July (induction session)

Week 1: Monday 8th – Friday 12th July, 10am – 4pm

Week 2: 1 day per group – Production Shoot TBC 

Week 3: Monday 22nd – 26th July, 10am – 4pm

More dates to be released soon… 

Location: Reform Radio, Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4AP 

Eligibility:

  • 19 – 30 
  • Working or living in Greater Manchester
  • Are currently one of the following:
    • Unemployed
    • Freelance/ Self Employed
    • Employed but looking for new work in the creative and cultural sector 
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • No prior experience needed
  • If you work within the sector and are looking to upskill and stay in your current role, please get in touch with mike@reformradio.co.uk for more information on how to get involved.

How to get involved

If you are interested in applying for this programme please answer the questions below and send to mike@reformradio.co.uk:

  • Name and current employment status 
  • Are you 19-30?
  • Do you currently work or live in Greater Manchester?
  • Why would you like to apply for the programme?
  • What type of role are you looking for in the creative & cultural sector?
  • Can you commit to all sessions on the programme?

Please apply by submitting either:

  • A written application – 1 page max 
  • An audio or video application – 2 minutes max 

If you need any support with your application or have any questions please contact Mike on mike@reformradio.co.uk or on 07719 873972.

This training has been made possible thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding to deliver Skills Bootcamps, which form part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

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