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BBC Digital Skills Training Day

A day of free training focusing on short-form, on-demand content skills.

You can also attend workshops to learn how to pitch, create and share content ideas with the BBC and other digital providers.

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).

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