Given the low entry costs for film, photography and websites, it is tempting to DIY these things yourself. The risk is that the product is poor and gives a misleading impression of the quality of your organisation. We therefore have developed a range of training packages to help you achieve a decent level of output. We offer:
How to make a Film: a one day course covering planning and scripting, camera operation, sound recording, good lighting techniques and practical tips for excellence. If your organisation does not own a video camera, we can provide something suitable at cost. At the end of this day, you will know how to think about using film for your organisation, how best to structure film to deliver the messages you want – and you will have hands on practical experience of making a good film.
Film Editing: a one day course in the skills you need for editing film. The day falls into two parts – learning the practical skills needed to run the editing programme and also, importantly, a basic understanding of what makes a well-edited film, a film that tells the story that you want told.
Photography: a one day course covering, in the morning, practical operation of the camera, location skills, photographic lighting skills, including how to use flash, and top tips for excellent photographs. And in the afternoon, training in using Photoshop Elements to edit your images to best advantage and the range of compression needed for web, powerpoint and print media
Website Management Skills: we provide our clients with websites based on the WordPress system. We make them easy to use and our training ensures that you will be able to create and maintain your own website yourself. This is usually a two day course at the end of which you have built your own website and have the skills to run it. And if you have done the film and photography courses, you will be able to ensure a high quality web presence for your organisation.
Supporting People with Dementia: we provide a basic awareness and skills training for health and social care staff, as well as family carers and supported living carers. The training course can be tailored to meet you individual needs and budget. The topics covered in the training include:
- different types of dementia
- stages of dementia
- good communication
- making environments better
- person centred support
- medication, health and well-being
- activities and life stories
- end of life care and support
Supporting People with Down’s Syndrome and Dementia: we provide a basic awareness and skills training for health and social care staff, as well as family carers and supported living carers, supporting people with Down’s Syndrome and/or Learning Disabilities. The training course can be tailored to meet you individual needs and budget and covers the above topics.