How to Produce, Direct and Shoot a Sequence

This course will teach you everything you need to know to shoot and direct a strong sequence of shots that tell a story and will cut together beautifully.  It’s based around shooting a seven shot sequence that you can use to visually tell stories. This course is highly practical and hands on and you’ll be using your smartphone camera (android or apple) for the practical exercises.  The course will cover looking at framing and using light, the 360 degree rule and how the grammar of the edit dictates what you shoot.  * To be able to make the most of this hands on course you’ll need to install FiLMiC Pro on your phone.

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Course content


  • Framing shots.
  • Light and how to use it.
  • The 7 shots for a perfect sequence.
  • Exercise: “It’s all about the framing”. Shooting 7 stills (using your smartphone) that each represent the first frame of a 7 shot sequence. Review the results and learn from mistakes.
  • Choosing where to shoot your sequence from, the 360 degree rule and the importance of understanding the grammar of film.
  • The importance of directing and how to go about it so that your sequence tells your story.
  • Exercise: Shooting a 7 shot sequence and seeing how it will cut together. Review the sequences.

Who it's for

Anyone who needs to direct and shoot in their job – from Shooting Assistant Producers to Shooting Producer Directors.




Class size

12 people

Course cost

  • Course cost - £250
  • Freelancer cost - £150

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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Production: How to Produce, Direct and Shoot a Sequence

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