Digital Video Production for the Web Training Course (NGOs, Charities, Start-ups, Businesses, SMEs etc)

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Our Digital Video Production for the Web course is aimed at businesses and charities (NGOs, social enterprises, start ups, SMEs) who want to learn filmmaking and produce their own online video content. There is an ever increasing demand for high quality online video to get your message across and to reach audiences.

This course is the most efficient way to cover production and editing (which is not included in our weekend course) and offers targeted advice on using digital video to advertise, fundraise and campaign.

DIY film making and successful use of no/low budget techniques, can slash your production costs and actually improve the content you produce. Training existing staff or volunteers in the techniques of high quality digital film making is far more cost effective than hiring a film crew. But in addition to this, when people working on the ground record their own activities and events, capture client testimonials and document their work you can often get better results than with a hired film crew of strangers. Where your staff have built relationships and trust with your clients they can film more relaxed and interpersonal moments – moments that might elude an external film crew, making for a more direct and powerful film.





This practical hands-on course aims to give you the “future proof” information you really need to know to produce high quality videos by concentrating on the techniques and skills that stay constant, regardless of passing developments in software, technologies and formats.

The training is not technology specific but gives you the knowledge and attitude to get the best out of whatever equipment is to hand, to navigate your way around the complexity of codecs and formats, to identify and solve technical problems, techniques and methods, to speedily pass on knowledge and expertise to other members of your organisation and client base.



What is video for the web?

Shooting techniques and equipment

What cameras to use and how to get the best from what you have

How to shoot interviews, locations and activities

Shooting to edit

How to plan, story board, script etc

Sound, using mics, etc

Basic lighting


Post production:

Transfering video files from camera to computer

How to edit using Final Cut Pro, imovie, Adobe Premier

Captions, titles and thumbnails

How to compress a file

How to upload video files to your website and social media

How to get your videos seen

Codecs, formats and aspect ratios etc demystified




Mark Saunders is an award-winning independent filmmaker, media activist and writer. His expertise in the field spans over two decades.

He is currently running Spectacle Productions, a company which he founded in 1990. Clients have included Amnesty International, Channel 4, the Rowntree Foundation, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Council of Europe, Groundwork, the London Health Commission, and many others.

His films have been broadcast internationally and exhibited at galleries, including Tate Britain, the National Film Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Musee des Beaux-Arts, the National Media Museum and the Photographers Gallery.

Alongside production work, in 1990 he was a founding member of INURA (International Network for Urban Research and Action).

Mark has also been teaching for over 15 years, and has been a visiting lecturer at a number of institutions, including London School of Economics, the Royal College of Art, the London College of Communications, Bournemouth, Florence, and Coventry Universities. He is currently teaching at Birkbeck College.

Spectacle is a member of the Moving Image Training Alliance (MITA).



No. 25
99 - 109 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5QL

Other information:

There is an opportunity to bring your own camera for one to one advice. (Please email the tutor with the make and model number in advance of session.)

This course is suitable for beginners upwards.




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