Online training and masterclasses from 4 – 10 May

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As the industry-body for the UK’s screen industries, ScreenSkills stands in solidarity with the workforce and is here to support you through these challenging times.

Where possible we are moving training online. Please check out our directory to see what we a currently offering. We would be very grateful if you don’t apply for everything. For some craft and tech training, please ensure you already have the right skillset to benefit. Between 4 and 10 May the following free training sessions and masterclasses will be run:

Monday 4 May

  • 09:00 | Learn to lead yourself: how to maximise your performance and the performance of others | Book
  • 09:30 -13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 1 | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | BBC Academy Workshop: How to quickly make short form content for social on your smart phone | Book
  • 10:00-11:30 | Online training for Film Trainee Finder trainees: HoD session sound trainees | Closed session
  • 10:00-13:00 | Introduction to 1st AD skills: working with children, part 1 | Book
  • 11:00-12:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort: drop-in session for trainees based in the North West | Closed session
  • 11:30-12:30 | Pilates with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 11:30 -12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Tom Jordan on getting into scripted comedy | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Pete Andrew (Channel 4) | Book
  • 14:00-15:00 | Step up to line producing | Book
  • 15:00-16:15 | HETV Trainee Finder 19/20 cohort: Refresher finance for freelancers | Closed sessions
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover: Natalie Spanier (Nutopia) and Emily Fielden (Studio Lambert) | Book
  • 15:00-16:30 | Online training for Film Trainee Finder trainees: HoD session VFX trainees | Closed session
  • 17:00-18:00 | BBC Academy Workshop: Storytelling tips for factual directors with Andrew Fettis | Book
  • 18:00-19:30 | Online training for Film Trainee Finder trainees: HoD session video trainees | Closed session
  • 18:30-19:30 | BBC Academy Workshop: Self-shooting Q&A with Mike Wright | Book

Tuesday 5 May

  • 08:00-09:00 | Yoga with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 09:00 | One-to-one career advice for craft and technical and production professionals | Book
  • 09:30 -13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 2
  • 10:00-11:15 | BBC Academy Workshop: What’s your brand on Twitter? | Book
  • 10:00-11:00 | Pilates with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 11:00-12:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort: drop-in session for trainees based in the Midlands | Closed session
  • 11:30 -12:45 | Online training: Fiona Nerberg on negotiation | Book
  • 12:00-13:00 | Get the Knowledge: bite-size | Book
  • 12:00-13:00 | Daily Cuppa webinar | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Peter Tierney (ITV) | Book
  • 14:00-17:00 | Introduction to 1st AD skills: working with children, part 2
  • 14:00-16:00 | Employability toolkit | Closed session
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover: Kate Wilson, Eleanor Roffe and Zara Aksete | Book
  • 15:00-17:00 | Make a Move: finance for freelancers | Closed session
  • 17:00-18:00 | BBC Academy Workshop: Top tips for TV researchers with Steve Evanson | Book
  • 18:30-19:30 | BBC Academy Workshop: Building a loyal fandom on social media for TV success | Book

Wednesday 6 May

  • 09:00 | Learn to lead yourself: how to maximise your performance and the performance of others | Book
  • 09:30 -13:00 | Business Toolkit for Freelancers, part 3
  • 10:00-11:15 | BBC Academy Workshop: The essential guide to using social media platforms | Book
  • 10:00-10:30 | Yoga with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 11:00-12:00 | HETV learning session - Almost everything you want to know about being a HETV director of photography | Book
  • 11:30 -12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Jim Loach | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort: wellbeing session | Closed session
  • 13:00-14:00 | Daily cuppa webinar | Book
  • 13:00-14:00 | Lunch with a Commissioner: Kevin O’Brien (ITV) | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover: Susie Worster, Sas Bonser, Jessica Wilson | Book
  • 16:30-17:30 | Mentoring relationship management | Closed session
  • 17:00-18:00 | BBC Academy Workshop: Production coordinator skills - setting up a UK location | Book

Thursday 7 May

  • 09:00 | Learn to lead yourself: how to maximise your performance and the performance of others | Book
  • 09:30 -13:00 | Business Toolkit for freelancers, part 4
  • 09:30-11:00 | Unconscious Bias Training | Book
  • 10:00-11:15 | BBC Academy Workshop: Fact from fiction – can you tell if what you're seeing online is true? | Book
  • 10:30-11:30 | Yoga with Ruth Kamala | Book
  • 11:30 | Everything you wanted to know about...action props | Book
  • 11:30 -12:45 | Industry Greats Masterclass: Iain Scollay | Book
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Daily Cuppa webinar | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | Online talent manager takeover: Amy Walker, Jules Wilson, Tricia Wilson | Book
  • 15:00-16:00 | COVID-19 employment and contracting surgery | Book
  • 17:00-18:00 | BBC Academy Workshop: Premier Pro workshop with Mike Wright | Book
  • 18:00-19:00 | HETV Trainee Finder 20/21 cohort: wellbeing session | Closed session
  • 18:30-19:30 | Drink with a commissioner: Harjeet Chhokar (Channel 4) and Sreya Biswas (BBC) | Book

Friday 8 May

  • 11:30-13:30 | Art department portfolio sessions | Book

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