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The Self Shooting camera course is an introduction to filming with broadcast cameras.
This course is aimed at those who are new to self-shooting, and are looking to develop, their skills.


This 2 day course will cover all of the essentials self-shooting, giving you the skills and hands on experience to start filming with confidence.  The skills learnt on this course can be applied to any camera or shooting format.  With a mix of theory and practical exercises the course will provide a solid grounding in the skills you need to get shooting.


  • Camera menu, and set up
  • Viewfinder set up, peaking, zebra, white balance Shutter speeds
    Interlaced and Progressive filming 50i 25p
  • The use of different cameras, the right tools for the job
  • PSC/ENG Single sensor and 3 Chip cameras explained
  • PSC broadcast standard equipment and how to use it
  • Tripod and handheld operating
  • Composition
  • Exposure control and white balance techniques
  • Focus control including depth of field
  • Use of lenses for creativity
  • LOG and shooting with a picture profile
  • Recording location sound
  • Setting up mics, different industry mics when and why to use them,
    using radio mics, why and when, how to hide mics
  • Lighting techniques
  • Simple lighting for interviews :
    Different types of lights and their uses
    Soft and hard lights
    How to light quickly
    Positioning your interviewee
    Using the room, ambient light, windows etc
    Using depth of field
    Eye line
    Practical with cameras and lights
  • Filming actuality
  • Controlled/Uncontrollable action how to film cutable sequences for edit
  • Creating memorable imagery
  • Management of camera cards and media

Through a series of classroom learning and practical exercises, participants will learn how to frame and operate the camera, both handheld and on the tripod, record good quality sound and shoot sequences, enabling the participant to feel confident to shoot in most situations.


The course is taught my me Mark Evans, I’m a BBC lighting cameraman/DOP, currently working in broadcast television with over 30 years experience filming across all genres for all the major broadcasters, my testimonials page has a few comments.


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“Today I was training in media video making in the glorious Pembrokeshire countryside with Mark Evans from Dooper TV. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for training for work or if you’re thinking of doing it as an individual! 5* Thanks Mark”
Amy Williams, Media Marketing Manager



Camera“Mark helped us out with an engaging and constructive training program which explained technical points in simple terms, and helped our staff become competent in camera functions in a short time. Mark is down to earth, and highly experienced. Could not recommend enough”
Tom Sinclair , editor , Herald Newspapers


InnovationThe location is at the Bridge Innovation Centre  in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire West Wales, it’s 3.5 hours from London, 5 hours from Manchester, 1.40 from Cardiff, accommodation is easily available in the area, and the course is usually held on a Thursday/Friday

The course price is £395 please pay via PayPal below
Day 1 10am-5pm
Day 2 9am-3pm
The next dates are the 5th and 6th of December, limited places 10-15 people


PSC/Self Shooting Training
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Any questions please email mark@doopertv.com