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From £100 per hour

3-day courses from £2,500 + VAT

5-day courses from £3,500 + VAT


Email Blue Fire Films to discuss your training needs

Blue Fire Films delivers bespoke training in filmmaking, photography and media.


  • Filmmaking: From pre-production, through production to editing and promotion, we can help with any or all stages of training in film production.

  • Story-telling: Telling engaging stories is key to getting your message across. Our background in science filmmaking for the BBC gives us the knowledge to help you understand what makes an engaging film.

  • Cameras: Understanding the basics of photography can help your films go from amateur to highly polished.

  • Interviews: There is a skill to interviewing that can be learned, both behind and in front of the camera.

  • Editing: Films come alive in the edit. Getting to grips with editing can lift your films and make them eye-catching and memorable.

  • Promotion: Great films need to be seen to have an impact. We teach you how to make the most of the films you make and get them seen.

  • Photography: Great still images are also important to your brand or message. We give you the skills to produce amazing images, and tell stories.

We can combine any of these elements to give you bespoke training, or a whole course.


We can deliver training at your workplace, at a venue of your choice, or we can organise training at our preferred venue of Folly Farm Centre, near Bristol.

For more information about Folly Farm Centre:



I’m definitely going to use all the things that I learned. I work in communication for a big airline and I can use all the techniques that I learned in this week. I would definitely recommend this course.
— Teresa Bartelds, KLM
As Managing Editor of Ecography, I often help our authors to communicate their research via social media. This course gave me additional tools to make short videos for authors. I gained understanding in film-making theory as well as how to shoot films and what to think about when interviewing researchers. In addition, I learned how to edit film material in film-making software, and with simple tools, make a film look really professional. I highly recommend this course!
— Maria Persson, Lund University
I’m a biologist, and it’s important to talk not just to your peers, but to the public. What was great about the course was it covered all the stages of film-making in a week, and we got a good idea how to make effective movies that we can use in our jobs.

The teacher’s background and effective communication skills were very important in conveying such a huge amount of information in just one week.
— Frederico Mestre, University of Evora
I didn’t really understand all of the steps involved in making a short documentary. Before the course and with my science training I would have probably prepared something descriptive and boring. The tricks for effective storytelling of scientific results in a video documentary were really useful and the techniques for shooting and editing videos were foundational to me. You basically leave the course with the knowledge and skills to start preparing your own videos.
— Professor Miguel Araújo, University of Madrid


University of Oxford, University of Bristol, University of Bath, University of Evora (Portugal), NHS