Film Training and Support with Tom Barrance

Tom with camera

  • Clear, easy to understand training and workshops
  • Introduction to filmmaking
  • Training for educators
  • Training in editing programs
  • For organisations, businesses, education and individuals

My easy-to-understand training will give you the skills and confidence you need to make your own short videos. I’ve been teaching filmmaking to non-filmmakers for over 20 years. I can show you how to make movies with your mobile phone, still cameras or camcorders.

I’ve worked with all kinds of organisations from one-person businesses and youth drama groups to universities and multinational corporations. I also provide 1:1 training for individuals.

My training will be custom-made to fit your specific needs, whether it’s a two-hour introduction to the basics or an in-depth course over several weeks. You’ll get a detailed PDF course booklet, and I provide follow-up advice and feedback after the course.


I provide on-site training for organisations around the UK and in Europe (subject to Covid restrictions).


I provide a range of flexible online training for businesses, organisations and individuals.

Mobile filmmaking

I can teach you to make films with your iPhone, iPad or Android device. More details.

If you’d like to know how I can help you use film in your work, please get in touch.

Tbilisi training
Mobile filmmaking workshop at the Goldeneye Film Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

For organisations

Filmmaking training for businesses, nonprofits, charities, public sector bodies and higher education:

  • Learn how to make powerful short videos for staff training, promoting your organisation, sharing ideas or consulting your users.
  • Learn on your equipment or mine
  • Use pro or consumer cameras and editing software, or iPads and iPhones
  • Follow-up support and intermediate courses also available.

For schools and teachers

  • Training on using film and filmmaking, including film and literacy, filmmaking in Media and Film Studies, film and MFL, film and creative writing.
  • Engaging workshops and activities including filmmaking, editing and soundtrack creation.
  • Filmmaking apps, resources and PDFs.

For conferences, seminars and film festivals

  • Presentations and practical workshops on filmmaking, film language and film education

For youth and community groups

  • Filmmaking workshops and projects, with optional accreditation on longer projects
  • Training for youth workers and staff on how to run film projects with young people and communities
  • Filmmaking activities for older people.

For individuals

  • 1:1 training tailored to your individual needs
  • Follow-up feedback on your filmmaking

“Tom is a really good teacher and is able to convey a lot of technical detail without baffling his audience. Highly recommended.”
Gillian Southgate, Assistant Director, NHS R&D Northwest

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