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  Simon Atkins

About me
CV (printable)

Media Training and Consultancy

  When not busy with filming assignments I teach documentary directing and camera work with a focus on directing and multi-skilling in small crews.

- DV/HDV Directing

- Interview techniques & character stories
- Technical camera and sound skills
- Z1 HDV, PD170, DSR570/450, DigiBeta
- Boom & radio mics
, small mixers
- Filming in remote and hazardous regions
- Documentary skills


Private Workshops - individual and groups
Ravensbourne College of Art and Design - lectures and technical workshops
SOAS - University of London - workshops and tailored training
SCF (Save the Children) - training for media professionals in northern Iraq

I have experience in the UK and abroad working with both industry professionals and those with little previous experience.

  Filming Pongo
In the Pongo Gorge, Peru -Full spec but portable
Digibeta camera with a wireless radio link to stereo sound acquisition, backed up with a DAT.


As a working professional I combine theory with practice and practical tips.

I will fit in with your requirements - tell me what you want to learn and how long you have to do it.


My rates are competitive and discounted for freelancers and charities/NGO's. Please contact me to discuss your requirements - mbl: +44 (0)7710 440421 - email:
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