Jun 22 , 2020

Workshop: Edit producer essentials with Colette Hooper

  • When: 22 Jun, 15:00 - 26 Jun 2020, 16:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+
  • Application deadline: 18/06/2020

This interactive week-long online workshop offers new and aspiring factual edit producers an overview of the role. The sessios will offer a step-by-step guide to what’s involved, from the moment the edit producer arrives in the edit suite to handing over a polished fine cut. There will be hands-on practical exercises using material from broadcast productions as well as personal tips and real-life tales from the cutting room from a working edit producer. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share problems.

The programme will include:

  • defining the role
  • mastering your material
  • structuring your story
  • commentary writing
  • refining your cut
  • handling viewings and notes
  • working with editors

The workshop is aimed at directors or assistant producers looking for their first edit producer role, or new edit producers. This course will be of particular interest to people working in popular factual, specialist factual and formatted documentaries.

Attendees will need to be available to attend all sessions in the series:

  • Session 1 - Monday 22nd June 3 - 4pm
  • Session 2 - Tuesday 23rd June 3 - 4pm
  • Session 3 - Wednesday 24th June 3 - 4pm
  • Session 4 - Thursday 25th June 3 - 4pm
  • Session 5 - Friday 26th June 3 - 4pm

This is an interactive course, participants will need to have audio and video enabled and be prepared to engage in discussion as a whole group and in smaller groups

As there are only a limited number of places on this programme, they will be allocated via a ballot system to give all those interested a fair chance to secure a place. Please click 'apply for ticket' and follow the instructions.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 18th June. Successful candidates will be confirmed via email by the afternoon of Friday, 19th June.


Colette Hooper has over a decade’s experience in the cutting room, edit producing popular factual series for all the major UK terrestrial broadcasters. Colette has credits across specialist factual, formats and ob-doc, and has worked on hit series including Your Home Made Perfect (BBC TWO), Junior Doctors (BBC THREE), Great Railway Journeys (BBC TWO), Inside the Ambulance (W), Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4) and Great British Menu (BBC TWO).

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

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.