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Course description

Do you want to be the best you can at Production Research?  Able to hit any programme running with a set of essential TV and production research skills? Don't miss the chance for a place on the next popular TV Research Course.

This 2-day course for aspiring, and existing, researchers will teach you all the key skills needed to be a first-rate researcher including how to spot and tell a good story, widening your sources of information, finding and casting contributors, writing proposals and research briefs, hot internet research tips, accuracy and record keeping,how to generate ideas plus a not-so-heavy dose of editorial and legal compliance. 

Course content:

  • how to spot and tell a good story
  • professional TV research techniques
  • sources of information 
  • interviewing skills
  • how to write proposals and research briefs
  • how to come up with and pitch ideas
  • the basics of editorial policy and broadcast law
  • accuracy and double-checking information

Who’s it for?

Runners and aspiring TV/Digital researchers, current researchers who want to validate and extend their skills, Production Co-ordinators, Production Assistants, new entrants and anyone who wants to acquire professional production research skills.

What they say about it:

 “Just wanted to say a massive thanks. I learnt so much over the two day course and am feeling really inspired to get researching!” Max Thurlow, Feb 2017

“The course was excellent. Pam provided expert knowledge about TV Research and the Industry. From her stories to teaching us new ways of thinking, the course gave me a hugely knowledgeable insight into TV and what it takes to succeed as a Researcher.” Max Steyger, Feb 2017

'Excellent, I learned an awful lot - great story teller, knows her stuff." Kristina Wade, April 2016.

"This course is amazing- you learn so much in two days, it has helped me in many ways! I have just been offered a job as an audience researcher on The Wright Stuff."
Emma Goddard, Feb. 2016

Dates: 21 and 22 September 2017

Cost – £150 (£120 for BECTU members) For full details and application form, please contact  pamrelton@me.com

Pam is an experienced media trainer who specializes in creativity and TV researcher courses. She works regularly with BECTU, ITV, the Indie Training Fund and leading independent TV companies such as Endemol and Tiger Aspect.

Pam is a member of the  CIPD  and qualified in training and development. Her passion for training stems from a real commitment to helping people gain opportunity and inspiration.

With a background as a broadcast journalist in both television and radio, working mostly for the BBC, she has researched a wide range of output including documentaries, features and consumer programmes.

Pam Relton Training www.pamrelton.co.uk

 

Location

BECTU Head Office, London, SW9 9BT

Duration

2 days - 21 and 22 September 2017 - 10am - 5pm.

Qualification

No qualification.

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