BBC readies free TV training site

Posted: February 18, 2011 in Cameras, Documentary, Editing, Film, media

As per BBC Site

The BBC is to launch its College of Production website on 21 February 2011, aiming to provide free advice on TV, radio and online production to the production community and the general public.

The BBC says it hopes the website – – will help train BBC staff, but also become an authoritative and useful resource for the broadcasting industry.

“The best made easy” is the premise behind the creation of the site, says Amanda Lyon, the launch editor. “Through filmed talks, short radio programmes and videos, broadcasting innovators, creatives and experts will freely share their experience with the production community in a distilled and focused form.”

Short VTs provide practical advice on subjects from health and safety to self shooting, editing and interviewing. Short radio programmes feature experts in conversation on single topics, such as how blogs can be used to add value to programme content.

Production staff working on shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, Lambing Live and Bang Goes The Theory describe their roles and first-hand experiences. There are currently around 100 VTs on the site, and this will grow to around 300 items by the end of the year.

Anne Morrison, Director of the BBC Academy, said: “We aim to share as much of our training as possible with the wider UK broadcasting industry, for free, equipping people with skills they need for a lifetime of employability in an ever-changing media landscape.”

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  2. Great to see this happening! A wonderful development in the BBC’s strategy for providing training to communities, possibly as part of their contribution to the UK Govt’s Local Media Action Plan. An interesting concept –