Documentary Production master-class with the Canon C300, C100 or C500

The full definitive, in depth, documentary making master-class for Self-Shoot Producers and Video Journalists

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A fully comprehensive,training course that takes you from the very basics of what to shoot through to the compexities of professional, broadcast, documentary production. Based on the same course delivered to professional broadcasters around the world, organisations such as the BBC, MediaCorp and others, this course is in great demand all around the world.

The course covers; planning, proposal writing, commissioning, contracts, shooting, post-production, broadcast and publication.


Specifically aimed at anyone wanting to work as alone as a self-shoot producer, producing, shooting and editing documentaries for online or mainstream network broadcast, although the content covers everything you need to know if you're intending to shoot and produce documentaries with a crew.


The course is specifically aimed at self-shoot producers using the Canon C-series cameras, C100, C300 and C500, but the general content and application would apply to any camera.


To give enrollees the skills to produce, shoot and edit, potentially award winning, documentaries.

Your Instructor

Dean Arnett
Dean Arnett

Dean Arnett is a former BBC Academy media trainer and internationally award winning self-shoot documentary and corporate video producer.

He has shot, edited and produced documentaries for BBC, Discovery, BBC World, Amazon Prime, Al Jazeera and others. He has shot, edited and produced corporate videos for big global brands including; Dropbox, Oracle, ServiceNow, Orange, Microsoft, Casio and many others.

Dean Arnett has extensive broadcast and production experience. He travels the world sharing these skills through a variety of media training courses and workshops. He has a large portfolio of broadcast and corporate clients including; the BBC, ITV, STV, Facebook, MediaCorp, Financial Times, Press Association. Thomson Foundation, BBC Media Action, the Frontline Club and many others.

Dean Arnett particularly specialises in craft and story telling courses. He has been delivering camera and edit training for over 15 years, MoJo smartphone filming training for over 12 years and documentary and storytelling training for the last 10 years.

Dean Arnett has created ground breaking processes for helping producers find the essence and heart of a story that will compel and engaging audiences. This technique has demonstrated a day and night transformation for those newsrooms and broadcasters who have adopted it.

Course Curriculum

  Session 1 - Lone Filmmaking
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  Session 4 - Directing
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  Session 5 - Semi-automatic
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  Session 11 - Crossing the line
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  Session 16 - What next?
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What is the content and style of this course?

The course is a video based presentation with some downloadable content. It is based on a syllabus developed for several large global broadcasters. That structure and content has been augmented with independent industry knowledge and info.

It is designed to be definitive, effecient in it's delivery, but relaxed at the same same time, so that the student won't feel overwhelmed.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to make a professional, broadcast documentary. It is focussed particularly on self-shoot producers, especially those shooting on a Canon C100, C300 or C500. But this course will work just as well for producers who plan to work with a crew.

Should I only enroll in this course if I have a Canon C300

If you have a Canon C300 you'll love it. If you don't - you'll still love it, we promise you.

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