If you need training, support or advice on broadcast and high definition television production, then this site will be of interest.
With over eighteen years working for Sony, and three years before that with the BBC, Neil Thompson has the depth of knowledge you need to help understand what the latest technology can do for you, and how to get the best from it.
Training days can be arranged to suit your requirements individually, or as a small group, at whatever location is convenient.
If you’d like to be made aware when the next course is running, then please e-mail me
enquiries at imagemechanic dot co dot uk
Courses available for HDC-4300, HDC-2500 and other systems cameras, camcorders including PMW-X400, PMW-X500, PMW-F5 and PMW-F55, PXW-FS7, PXW-FS5
If there’s something else from the training menu that takes your fancy, then let me know.
If you can get a group of three or four like minded souls together, then I can come to you and do a
days bespoke training. Cost depends on how many people, and where you are.
Recent Training Courses:
Gearhouse Broadcast HDR
Euromedia Paris HDC-4800 4K slo-mo camera system
National Film & TV School HDC-4300 and PXW-FS7
PXW-FS7 MII for WTS and CVP
HDC-4300, viewfinders and HDR for NEP Visions
HDC-4300 for BBC Scotland
PXW-FS7 training for True North
Studio camera training for Birmingham City Uni
PXW-FS7 training for Ideal Home Shopping
Studio camera training for ITV regions, Bristol, Anglia, Millbank, Central, Tyne Tees, Channel etc.
HDC-4300 training for CTV
FS7 and F5 operator training for IMG UEFA 2016
HDC-4300 engineering training for Sky
PXW-X400 engineering training for TV2 Denmark
HDR and implications for camera crews, GTC
Viewfinders and lens adapters, Guild of TV Cameramen
FS7 freelancer days for Top-Teks
FS7 for Visual Impact Bristol
PXW-FS7 for Sony Pinewood centre
PXW-FS7 for Top-Teks customers
HDC-2500 studio camera systems for Dock 10 / Media City
HDC-2500 studio camera systems for ITV Emmerdale
HDC-2400 for ITN
PMW-400 camcorders for Scottish Television in Glasgow and Aberdeen
PMW-F5 and F55 for Top-Teks customers at Pinewood
Vision Mixer training for Liverpool John Moores University TV studio staff
HXC-100 studio cameras for Edge Hill University, York University and Bradford University
PMW-F5 for Northumbria University
PMW-F5 and F55 masterclasses for Visual Impact customers, at Teddington
Monitoring, Guild of TV Cameramen
Here's a link to my infrequent tweets. No cat pictures
A short video showing some of the benefits of recording S-log when you get to the grade: