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British Film Institute Video Editing Essentials for Marketers training course

Course part of the CIM Affiliate Programme - with British Film Institute (BFI)




The skills needed to create, commission, edit and distribute film and video are essential to capitalise on film as a key communication tool. BFI and CIM have partnered to enhance the film and video capability of marketing professionals, recognising the breadth of skills required of modern marketers.

Filmmaking and Video Production (2 days)
Using a laptop, iPad, smartphone or digital SLR, you will learn to execute key shots, film interviews and vlog posts alongside storyboarding, sound, lighting and editing techniques.

Video Editing (2 days)
Learn how the quality and impact of your content can be dramatically increased during editing and post-production, as you are taken through practical exercises in shaping story, creating emotional and aesthetic effects and guiding points of view.

Who should attend?

This programme has been designed to equip marketers with the expertise to shoot and edit professional video content. It is offered at a reduced rate so participants can take full advantage of the BFI's course slate.

Next programme dates:

Filmmaking and Video Production

13/07/2021 & 14/07/2021

Video Editing Essentials

27/07/2021 & 28/07/2021

For more information, booking and alternative dates please call +44 (0)1628 427360

Learning outcomes

Filmmaking and Video Production

  • Practical experience of planning, shooting and editing to produce engaging video content
  • Understand the basics of storytelling, creating emotion and the preparation that goes into filmed projects including idea generation, storyboarding, script development, shot lists, planning a shoot and production roles
  • Insight into blocking scenes, lighting and shooting content across short form, social media content and interviews

Video Editing Essentials

  • Learn how to edit and export video content
  • Understand the basics of storytelling and editing to enhance narrative
  • Understand how post-production can improve the quality of promotional content

As part of the onboarding process, students will complete a short questionnaire to help their tutor understand their existing experience and goals for the course.


Like so many crafts there are skills you can learn that will really impact your chances of success, and who better to give you these insights than the British Film Institute?”

Keith Weed, former Unilever CMO and Independent Board Director for WPP and Sainsbury’s
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Course Directors

This course may be run by any of the following Course Directors:-

Paul Cotrulia, BFI

Sa-Ra Zwarteveen, BFI

Claudy Op den Kamp

Virtual delivery

Our virtual delivery format is designed to deliver an engaging and interactive experience using short bursts of content delivery, group breakouts, interactive polls, multimedia case histories and how-to-do workshops.


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