These are just a few of the training opportunities available.

We are adding new courses all the time, so if you have a specific film or video training requirement, please contact me.

Smartphones and Stuff: Make videos for Social Media

Video sells. It can sell your company, you product or your service – and even you!

Now you can start leveraging the power of video for your business – without it costing a fortune.

These days there’s no need to spend hundreds or even thousands on making simple videos for your Social Media channels. With a bit of prep and planning it’s easy enough to do it yourself – all on your smartphone

Yes really!

In this course I’ll not only show you how to get the best out of your smartphone, enabling you to shoot really great-looking pieces. I’ll also show you how to write, put together and (if you want) appear in them yourself!

For more details of my public courses, click here.

To book a private course for your company or organisation, please contact me.

Video Skills Workshops

Greater Manchester Libraries have been awarded £250,000 from the Libraries Innovation Fund to launch the Big Ideas Generators.

This exciting new project supporting enterprise and innovation has started rolling out across GM Libraries.

This includes regular workshops on Social Media, 3D printing, Crowdfunding, Video Making, Etsy and many more.

Ian Sandall will be delivering all the video training events on behalf of GM Libraries. Each of the one day workshops is held in public libraries across Greater Manchester.

For more info and dates, click here.

Individuals or Teams

If you’re looking for instruction on:

  • Presentation skills
  • Camera training
  • Storytelling skills
  • Script-writing training
  • Upskilling to 4K or VR
  • Help with advanced editing
  • Or any other facet of film and video production

… we have the knowledge and contacts to be able to design you an individual training programme.  For more info click here.

Film Production Diploma Course

If you’re interested in a real introduction to practical film-making – whether you’re an amateur wanting to up your game or have some experience but are looking to gain a foothold in this ever-expanding industry, this Diploma course from SSR in Manchester could be for you.

I’m Course Leader on this six month course I’ve designed it to equip you with the fundamental skills you need to get going and start making pro-standard films. Courses start in March and September.

Delivered by myself and a range of industry experts during two 3-hour sessions each week, you’ll learn all about cameras and how to operate them, study lighting and composition, explore the principles of video, and master microphone and audio techniques.

During the course you’ll have access to the wide range of film and video facilities at SSR including their dedicated Film Studio and Finishing Suite, Blackmagic and Canon cameras, studio lighting, track, dolly and jib systems, location mics, and much more.

For more infomation click here.

On-Line Training

We’re about to launch an exciting new on-line course all about making great films on your smartphone or compact camara.

Over 8 weeks you’ll learn a massive amiount about film-making on this fascinating course using SSR’s advanced interactive platform.

No matter where you are in the world, you can do this course!

Links will be available as soon as registration opens.

Meatime if you have any queries, please contact me.