Production / Television

Self shooting

Self shooting demands a combination of skills, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Understanding the basic principles is paramount and the first step to becoming confident in the role. Browse this section for tips, examples and practical advice.

Using user-generated content

What are the issues and opportunities for producers using user-generated content? We find out in this edition of the cop show.

Self shooting

The benefits and difficulties of self shooting - an essential part of the job description of assistant producers, directors and researchers.

Manage your media

With the advent of tapeless formats, the concept of media managing has dramatically changed. On this CoP Show we examine how to manage your media on a tapeless production.

Shooting for the edit

Being in the edit is by far the best place to learn how the construction of a programme works. Three guests offer their tips on how to best shoot for the edit.

TV in the wild

How many media professionals would swap their safe locations for a genuinely hostile environment? We look at the unique challenges of filming in extreme locations.

I made this… Earth Unplugged

Working with nature while collaborating with YouTube stars and graffiti artists - assistant producer Nicola Brown talks about working on the BBC YouTube channel Earth Unplugged.

Gail Jenkinson: camera operator

Cranes, jibs, time-lapse rigs and high speed filming – all part of the portfolio of skills for a freelance camera operator. Gail Jenkinson describes where she fits in with a typical production.

Jess Omari: producer/director

Filming overseas in hostile environments demands skill, patience and planning. Producer Jess Omari offers her tips to would-be self-shooters.

Paul Morten: producer/director

Life as a freelance director is full of hard lessons, as freelance producer, director and self-shooter Paul Morten reveals. He submits to our career quiz.