Hit the Ground Running

2-day training course
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Are you trying to find work as a runner in film & tv drama?

We're here to help you Hit the Ground Running with our intensive and interactive two-day training course. It's informal, interactive and FREE! 

This course 
has been designed to equip you with the tools, skills and advice to help you get started as a runner. You’ll learn about what’s involved in the role and how to be awesome at it. There’s practical training on how to read production paperwork, understanding industry lingo and using walkie-talkies on set. A guide to freelance working and one-to-one tailored CV feedback will help you in your job-search and input from a range of industry professionals across the two days will kick start your network of contacts.

The course is aimed at people at the start of their career who have been trying to secure their first job, as well as those with a couple of credits looking to improve their professional practice and fill the gaps in their understanding.



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Previous participants comments...

 “What I learnt exceeded my expectations which I feel was due to the excellent format. It was a great mixture of being spoken to, group work, hands on activities and open conversation with guests which made for a really natural and enjoyable way of learning” HTGR 2018 Participant
“Fantastic course, full of useful tips and advice as well as practical exercises and closer looks at on-set etiquette. Would recommend it to anyone wishing to get into the film and tv industry.” HTGR 2018 Participant
“I now feel like I have the experience/enthusiasm to go for jobs that I beforehand wouldn't have felt confident enough to apply for.”  HTGR 2018 Participant

“One year on and I still find myself putting my HTGR training into practice.  From remembering key skills and etiquette to using the valuable resources and contacts provided, HTGR continues to play a crucial part in my professional life.”

And what the industry says...

“Without a doubt the most important first step into the film and tv industry. If you are committed and prepared to work hard then this course will unlock all the doors in order to make it in the film and tv industry." Steven Moore, Production Manager, Outlander and HTGR Participant Edinburgh 2008.

Hit the Ground Running courses are brought to you by BECTU Vision


This training is supported by Scottish Union Learning & Development Funds, Screen Scotland and the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions in association with Film Edinburgh, Glasgow Film Office, Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office, Tay Screen and Highlands of Scotland Film Commission.

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