Deadline Mar 12 , 2019

Step-up from researcher to shooting AP 2019

  • Owner: ScreenSkills ITF
  • Location: UK-wide
  • Age: 18+
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ITF ScreenSkills is proud to launch a new trainee scheme for experienced factual researchers wanting to step up to shooting AP. This scheme is funded by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund with contributions from UK TV productions and broadcasters.

Successful candidates will learn the technical, editorial and people skills required for today’s multi-skilled shooting non-scripted AP role.

Training is effectively planned to work around your current freelance contracts and will, therefore, be mostly at weekends. You will learn the skills to be an effective shooting AP and given an overview of every stage of making a factual TV show at the assistant producer level, from pre-production through to broadcast. From learning how to direct, interview and shoot a sequence using industry-recognised cameras and smartphone cameras all the way through to making sure you get the key shots required for your edit. Training days will be spread across four months suited to the needs of a successful working non-scripted shooting AP.

All trainees will be allocated one to one mentoring with the lead trainer throughout the duration of the scheme March – June 2019. There will be feedback sessions with the trainers after each training session to identify and tackle any remaining skills gaps, so you will leave the scheme with enhanced shooting, editing and editorial skills.

How to apply

Applications will open Tuesday 26th February. Closing date midnight Tuesday 12 March.

Please read this page carefully before starting this application and have the following ready to upload:

  • An updated CV
  • The email address and telephone number for a nominated industry champion or referee.

Eligibility criteria
This training scheme will offer 10 places for a diverse range of experienced researchers looking to step up to shooting assistant producers.
The minimum level of experience required:

  • Must already be a researcher working in factual TV, with at least four credits
  • Must have used a camera before and show commitment to becoming a Shooting AP
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