Jul 02 , 2020

First AD masterclass for HETV freelancers

  • When: 2nd Jul, 14:30 - 3rd Jul 2020, 16:30
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+
  • Application deadline: 28/06/2020
Dracula (BBC-Hartswood Films-Netflix-Robert Viglasky)


Presented by highly experienced trainer and first AD Richard Lingard and Grand Scheme Media, these informative online training masterclasses are aimed at those looking to step up to the demanding role of first AD on HETV productions.

Delivered online as two condensed two hour sessions (2.30 - 4.30pm each day), this course will suit ambitious and enthusiastic second and third ADs who need to know more about the range of disciplines required to succeed.

Across the two days of training you will be introduced to:

preparing a shooting schedule and managing resources

  • supporting the hiring of locations, props and equipment
  • leading a technical recce
  • set and studio floor protocols and etiquette
  • working with supporting artistes
  • liaising with the production office to create call sheets, movement orders and other production paperwork
  • managing a set or studio floor with confidence during a shoot
  • managing talent
  • health and safety, first aid and risk assessment

Sessions will take place on Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July from 2.30 - 4.30pm. Trainees are expected to attend both sessions and may be set a task to complete between the first and second sessions.

These courses will be running on other dates throughout June and July:

4 - 5 June
9 - 10 June
18 - 19 June
23 - 24 June
9 - 10 July 
16 - 17 July 
23 - 24 July

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application.