Colin Barrett delivering Panasonic retail staff HD Camcorder product awareness training
Briefing Panasonic UK retail staff

Video techniques training in Milton Keynes and beyond

I’ve been showing people how to use video equipment since the late 1970s. Through this period, I’ve helped many people to learn the basic techniques necessary to shoot and edit video that audiences will appreciate. My published work merely serves to re-enforce this.

I’m occasionally asked to give talks and offer training on all manner of topics related to digital video.

Training in the use of video in Oral History Collection

Tutor Roger Kitchen in discussion with attendees on the OHS Lives in Focus training course
Co-Tutor Roger Kitchen discussing aspects of camcorder operation with attendees on the OHS “Lives in Focus” course at the British Library.

Since 2008 I have co-presented – with oral history expert Roger Kitchen – a series of training workshops for the Oral History Society (OHS) at The British Library in London entitled Lives in Focus: Recording oral history interviews on video. These joint British Library/Oral History Society workshops offer an introduction to the principles and techniques of recording, editing and distributing oral history on video. They are very well attended and reflect a growing need by individuals and organisations to capture people’s life stories on video before it’s too late.