Short course

Overview

This course is for those working in unscripted TV both Factual and Specialist Factual who want to learn and practice the skills required to become a successful Edit Producer.  It’s intended for newcomers to the role and those with Edit Producer credits who want to take their craft to the next level. The focus of the course is popular formatted shows that make up the bulk of factual UK TV.

The course will cover: 

  • Edit fundamentals
  • How to cut an interview
  • Techniques of great storytelling
  • Writing appropriate commentary
  • Understanding TV formats and how to Edit Produce to a brief
  • Managing the edit
  • Working with the Commissioner, Exec and PM
  • Copyright, Compliance and Music
  • Edit Prep, Post Production, Paperwork, Commentary Recordings

This course is led by Steve Evanson, the Co-Creator and Series Editor of BBC Coast and prime mover behind the show becoming a global brand.  He was the Series Producer on Countryfile and has Edit Produced both factual and specialist factual including Coast, Countryfile, Harvest, Secret Britain, Rough Science for the BBC, and Walks with my Dog for Channel 4.  As a Series Producer he has managed numerous edits and taught AP’s and Researchers to become successful Edit Producers.

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £750
Corporate Rate: £1075

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.

BURSARY INFORMATION

If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application should be submitted to scotland@nfts.co.uk

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please also read our Alternative Funding Avenues document which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help.

How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

This course is not currently open for applications. Please register your interest to be advised of future dates.