BBC Digital Skills Training Day

A day of free training focusing on short-form, on-demand content skills. Learn how to pitch, create and share content ideas with the BBC and other digital providers.

Skills Day

Wednesday

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belfast, Metropolitan Arts Centre, 10 Exchange Street West. BT1 2NJ

Description

After registration at 8:30 the training day will begin at 09:15 with a panel discussion on short form and digital commissioning opportunities from the BBC. 

The panellists will be:

Plus there is an opportunity to informally pitch to BBC Ideas at the end of the training day. One-to-one slots can be booked during registration. 

Following the commissioning panel, you will be able to attend these BBC Academy workshops:

Big Impact on Big Platforms. How can you make YouTube and Facebook work for you, and make a big impact with your online content? (Morning and afternoon sessions available).

Make APPsolutely Amazing Content. Get hands-on with apps that can enhance your content with animated text and graphics for a professional finish. (Morning and afternoon sessions available).

Idea to Delivery: Storytelling for Digital Video. Using a BBC short form commissioning tender as a case study, this workshop session will examine the process of creating a pitch from idea to delivery. The session will explore the do’s and don’ts of story-arcs, how to keep the audience (and the commissioner) interested, trimming the fat and a pitching exercise. There is also a shortened version of this in the afternoon.

The Perfect Pitch. Using theme, hook and story to sell your ideas. (Morning session only).

Storytelling Tricks for Short Form. Basic rules about storytelling whatever the platform and publisher! (Afternoon session only).

Filming on Your Smartphone. What’s the illusion of depth? What’s the rule of thirds? Why do selfies always look bad? Learn basic principles of how to use your smartphone to create broadcast-quality sound and video. (Morning and afternoon sessions available).

Writers Room Session. What makes a good short form comedy and how to get people to watch it. (Afternoon session only).

08:30
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09:15
REGISTRATION REGISTRATION REGISTRATION
MORNING TICKET
09:15
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10:00
WELCOME to BBC Digital Skills Day
Panel discussion:
Short Form and Digital Commissioning from within the BBC
Room: The Factory, The MAC
10:00
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11:30
The Perfect Pitch

Trainer: Steve Rawling
Make APPsolutely
Amazing Content

Trainer: Patrick Flavelle
Capacity: 25

Workshop
10:00
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12:30
Idea to Delivery:
Storytelling for
Digital Video

Trainer: Natalie Hancock

Capacity: 15

Workshop
11:30
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11:45
Break Break
11:45
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13:15
Big Impact on
Big Platforms

Trainer: Rowan Robertson
Filming on your
Smartphone

Trainer: Mark Robertson
Capacity: 25

Workshop
13:15
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14:15
Lunch Lunch 12:30
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13:30
Lunch
AFTERNOON TICKET
14:15
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15:45
Big Impact on
Big Platforms

Trainer: Rowan Robertson
Make APPsolutely
Amazing Content

Trainer: Patrick Flavelle
Capacity: 25

Workshop
13:30
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15:30
Storytelling for
Digital Video

Trainer:
Natalie Hancock
Capacity: 15


Workshop
15:45
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16:00
Break Break Break
16:00
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17:30
Storytelling Tricks For
Short Form

Trainer: Steve Rawling
Filming on your
Smartphone

Trainer: Mark Robertson
Capacity: 25

Workshop
16:00
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17:30
Writers Room Session

Marc McElroy
Comedy Writer
17:30
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18:30
Informal BBC Ideas Pitching Session


(To be booked in advance at registration)

Who is this for?

Anyone in the industry aged 18 or over.

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