Media and Photography

Digital Video: Documentary Storytelling Short Course

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year and will run for 6 weeks from 6pm until 8pm.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements just a keen interest in the subject.

You will achieve

This is a non accredited course.

Course overview

Ever wished you could do what David Attenborough does? Do you have a story to tell?
Well here is a short course just for you.

During our Digital Video: Documentary Storytelling short course, you will explore the rich genre of documentary film, developing a greater understanding of the form and documentary filmmaking techniques.

You will then learn practical filmmaking skills in order to bring your story to documentary life by learning to script write, compose, capture and edit assets that you create as part of this journey.

We love stories, messages and experiences – let us bring these together to create a strong experience and narrative that is both visual and challenging.

Course content

From creating, capturing and editing, learn to use traditional and modern documentary techniques that support digital video based asset development.

On this course you will learn the following:

  • Documentary Methods
  • Research and Planning
  • Scriptwriting and Storytelling Techniques
  • Directing and Storyboarding
  • Rhythm and Pace
  • Composition, Capture and Editing
  • Visual Styles and Effects
  • Sound Capture
  • Output formats – digital platforms

All equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could do our Intermediary course in Film Making.

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £200 Full Fee Payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Digital Video: Documentary Storytelling Short Course

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