ACMI & Media Mentors present

Running Free

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Stuck at home? Now is the time to brush up on everything from presentation skills to lighting to budget management.

Running Free is a twice-weekly series of workshops for screen industry professionals and enthusiasts – delivered completely free and online!

Workshops will be uploaded to ACMI's YouTube channel every Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Presenters will be available to answer your questions on Twitter - simply use the hashtag #runningfreeskills

Hosted by Denise Eriksen and Esther Coleman Hawkins from Media Mentors.


Note: Running Free is a strictly online-only series available to view via the ACMI Youtube channel.

For additional information visit Media Mentors

Running Free is presented in partnership between ACMI and Media Mentors.

Wednesday 8 April


Running Free: What You Need to Know to Be a Videographer

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Friday 3 April


Running Free: What makes a good factual story?

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Wednesday 1 April


Running Free: Screenwriting – where do you start?

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Friday 27 March


Running Free: Keep Calm & Look For New Markets

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Wednesday 15 April
Budgeting 101
with producer Charlotte Wheaton, Good Thing Productions

Friday 17 April
From Short to Long
with feature director John Sheedy, H for Happiness

Wednesday 22 April
Lighting for Beginners
with cinematographer Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith

Friday 24 April
Getting The Most From Interviews
with Dominique Pratt, presenter & director

Wednesday 29 April
The Joy of Archive
with producer Kate Pappas, Wild Bear Entertainment

Friday 1 May
So You Want To Make A Podcast
with audio producer and presenter Sharon Davis