On camera : The BBC video production course [kit]

United Kingdom, 1984

TV show
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

This practical training course for film and video production consists of four videos, each with an accompanying booklet, and a teacher’s guide. 1. ‘The camera’ compares the camera’s view of the world with the human eye, considers focal length and angle of view, outlines the terminology for shot sizes and camera moves, shows how to maintain continuity of direction (34min). 2. ‘Planning a program’ introduces the basic techniques of recording an event on camera, suggesting ways of improving coverage by planning ahead (17min). 3. ‘Interviews’ looks at how to tackle interviews both inside and outside the studio and how to maintain the viewer’s interest (21min). 4. ‘Editing’ introduces principles to guide your selection, order and length of shots and shows how your decisions will affect the way the story is told (20min).


production company

British Broadcasting Corporation


Harris Watts


Harris Watts

Mike Crisp



Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier




Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Cinematography

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Interviewing

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Editing

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Production and direction

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Interviewing

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional


Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series






VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/81991--on-camera-the-bbc-video-production-course-kit/ |title=On camera : The BBC video production course [kit] |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=22 May 2022 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}