Shoot for the Edit with broadcast journalist Andrew Lindsay

A 2-day practical courses based in specialist suites at MCUK, Salford for those keen to build further skills in shooting on location for effective and impactful edited sequences.

Courses run from January 2022.

Who is this for?

Shoot for the Edit is recommended for those:

  • Who want to build skills in shooting sequences on location for a smoother edit
  • Who are keen to learn practical shooting conventions and kit set-up
  • Who want to learn what works and what doesn’t on location shooting 

What does the course cover?

  • How to shoot sequences to maximise efficiency in the edit
  • Examples of good and bad practice
  • Analysing an edit in detail
  • The right kit and set-up for you

What to expect?

Participants will be sent a pre-course handout and link to a YouTube video to introduce them to important shooting conventions in preparation for the course. Within the two full-day training, participants will analyse an edit to consider how to shoot sequences and interviews on location for maximum efficiency within the post production period. A detailed breakdown of the shooting kit including microphones and tripods and advice on the best equipment to invest in. A PDF document with kit details and curated links to videos to take away for future reference.


Andrew Lindsay is a broadcast journalist and academic with more than 20 years of industry experience. The vast majority of this has been at the BBC – where he has fronted network and international output – and ITV, where he mastered the video journalism essentials of shooting and editing television, as well as live reporting. He continues to work at the BBC, the University of Salford and as a freelance event host and compere. 

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This event is supported by the University of Salford Arts, Media and Creative Technology School which is investing in training for the media and creative technology workforce. It is designed to support staff and freelancers to upskill and stay connected.

Shoot for the Edit an in-depth 2-day face to face course delivered at MCUK in early 2022 covering: filming on location including scenes and interviews, analysis of the footage with industry specialists and editing the footage with expert guidance.

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