Presenting to camera for vlog and Youtube

Course Dates: 21/11/20 - 28/11/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online

Try TV presenting, discover your potential and learn some basic skills including talking to camera, reading Autocue and interviewing in this online course. Please note: this course is non-transferable or refundable.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

Discovering your TV presenting potential.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Overcoming nerves, presenting to camera, reading Autocue, writing and memorising short scripts, interviewing, how to break into the industry.

Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Present to camera
Read Autocue
Take part in an interview.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course, no prior experience necessary. It is suitable for those who have or do not have a performance background. Good communication skills are required.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly
• Understand instructions and be able to work to a brief
• Take direction, be adaptive, take notes
• Receive constructive feedback.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In-class practical exercises will be recorded on camera and played back with helpful constructive comments. There
may be some weekly prep such as viewing and preparing scripts. Reading So You Want to be a TV Presenter
published by Nick Hern Books, and The TV Presenter’s Career Handbook published by Focal Press will be very
useful, both written by the tutor.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No extra costs. Bring notepad and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Presenting to camera for vlog and YouTube
Presenting to camera for TV shopping channels
Presenting to camera: children’s TV
TV Presenting: auditioning.


Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

If you're nervous about talking to camera, you'll find the course perfect for overcoming your fears. The lessons were well-structured and each week, we got a chance to practise on camera and then get constructive feedback.
It was exactly what I needed to help me gain confidence to speak on YouTube, vlog and on social media...and I'm sure it'll help you too.
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Review by Rona / (Posted on 15/04/2019)
This is a great course, the tutor is very supportive and gives very helpful feedback.
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Review by Anne / (Posted on 04/04/2019)
Enjoyable class, with approachable teacher. Teacher was extremely knowledgeable about her subject, and very supportive of students. Good classroom management, and differentiation. Gained lots of confidence from the course and how to move forward creating videos for my business.
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Review by Danielle / (Posted on 06/02/2019)
Attending the Vlog and Youtube course was a brilliant experience for me.

The participants had a varied range of interests and reasons for wanting to learn how to be successful in Vlog/Youtube and the tutor took time to understand what each student wanted to achieve.

We all made a video clips and had the benefit of detailed and comprehensive feedback from the tutor before each shoot.

The tutors went to a great deal of trouble with lighting and background to ensure that the clips we received at the end of our course were of a good standard.

Having copies of the clips and still photos made the course particularly good value in terms of time and money. I have no hesitation in recommending this course
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Review by Anne / (Posted on 18/01/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Kathryn Wolfe Tutor Website

Kathryn Wolfe is a highly experienced TV presenting coach who has taught a range of TV presenting courses at City Lit since 2005 and trained dozens of presenters who appear reguarly on TV and online. Formerly a BBC trained TV director with over 25 years TV directing experience, Kathryn was also Course Leader TV Production and Senior Lecturer Media Performance at University of Bedfordshire for 12 years. Kathryn has written two leading text books in this field: "So You Want to be a TV Presenter" (Nick Hern Books, 2010) and "The TV Presenter's Career Handbook" (Focal Press, 2014). Kathryn founded Pukka Presenting in 2003 to train presenters, and further info can be found on Pukka Presenting website and Instagram.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DMP061

Please choose a course date 

Sat, day, 21 Nov - 28 Nov '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £54.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions?
or call 020 7492 2542

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.