to wildlife television training course – spring/summer 2013
wildlife television training course – spring/summer 2013
exclusive 'one to one' courses
attendees include some well known television presenter/film makers)
you have a passion for the natural world?
you determined, resourceful and ambitious?
you the kind of person who wants to succeed in wildlife film making?
you just want to make better wildlife videos?
professional filming techniques and trade secrets
how to use natural lighting to best effect
the secrets behind successful story telling and script writing
how to think like a documentary film maker
in a relaxed, enjoyable and stimulating environment
courses provide a unique introduction to working in the wildlife television
industry with a leading BBC wildlife film-maker. The sessions cover all
aspects of wildlife film-making with a chance to film real wildlife and
learn first hand about the business. This is the only course run by a
wildlife television producer working with the BBC Natural History Unit
and recommended by them.
venue is in the heart of the South Devon countryside, yet within easy
reach by car, train or bus.
Cooper is one of the country's top BBC wildlife television producers with
over 40 major productions and over 100 other programmes to his name. A
biologist and anthropologist by training, his award winning television
career spans some 30 years as a presenter, producer, director, script
writer, cameraman and sound recordist. Many of his films rank among the
highest rating BBC Natural History Unit programmes. He is the author of
several best selling BBC books, a trustee of some of the region's leading
educational wildlife charities and actively involved in wildlife conservation
and education. He is also a popular and sought after speaker with a wide
range of experiences having filmed all over the world, employing some
of the top names in the business.
of his latest productions with the prestigious BBC Natural World strand
is the natural history of the badger, produced by Andrew Cooper and narrated
by Sir David Attenborough. The film reveals previously unrecorded wild
behaviour and was the first to bring high quality images from badgers
at Church Farm.
The courses take place on Andrew Cooper's own farm and 40 acre private
nature reserve, situated in the picturesque and historic valley of Haccombe,
near Newton Abbot in South Devon. A spacious conference room and large
courtyard provide excellent facilities and the surrounding farm is a naturalist's
are designed to offer a fun, informative and valuable experience, mixing
with other people excited and enthused by wildlife films and the subjects
that feature in them.
coffees and lunches provided each day.
can also offer special rate accomodation here at Church Farm when attending
and paying for a course as a gift is
also offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation at a special rate here at
for single occupancy of a double room, or two sharing even if the partner
is not involved in the film course. Advance booking essential.
film course B&B rate per night with substantial continental breakfast:
ensuite room, single occupancy £35 per night
ensuite room, two sharing £55 per night
the film courses no experience or equipment is required but most people
bring their own digital camcorders and tripods. Some BBC NHU camera equipment
and the latest time lapse, miniature cameras and digital recorders and
will also be on show.
training groups. We do not assume prior knowledge.
events are designed to be enjoyable and inspirational.
Book early to avoid disappointment - limited
TV Training courses 2013
June, 7-8 Sept.
Advanced Wildlife TV Training course
and exclusive group by appointment
details of courses
form in 'Acrobat' format
courses now also include HDSLR cameras
special courses (HD Cam etc) and one-to-one courses available
here for wildlife still photography day courses
you are interested in any other dates for wildlife video or still photography,
creative writing (The art of story) courses, please email for further
about a group visit to
historic Church Farm?
here for details
notes from students on one of our courses which included
surprise visit from a top BBC dubbing mixer:
I just wanted to
say how much I enjoyed the course this weekend and how useful I found
I have to tell you that I am more than convinced as a result of the
weekend spent with you; I left Church Farm elated that I finally
knew what I wanted to do with my life, and how I was going to
make a difference. My drive back to London was almost certainly
too fast...but I was buzzing!
Please pass on my thanks to Martyn - his contribution was invaluable -
and to Jeanne for her hospitality and lovely lunches. I hope to keep in
touch; but if that doesn't happen, I'd like you to know what a huge difference
you have made. Thanks again.
here to read some more testimonials from recent courses