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15 February 2022

And Action! Archaeology Scotland benefit from video editing training with Edinburgh College

Staff from Archaeology Scotland have become modern-day directors after receiving video-making training from Edinburgh College.

Delegates from Archaeology Scotland, the leading educational charity working to inspire people to discover, explore, care for and enjoy Scotland’s archaeological heritage, undertook a ten-week course to develop the skills required to film and edit short videos to highlight exciting projects across the country.

Edinburgh College lecturer Jim Mason delivered the Introduction to Video Capture and Production course through remote sessions through Microsoft Teams which took delegates through the basic principles of filmmaking and editing techniques – equipping them with the knowledge required to make promotional videos.

Archaeology Scotland staff learned how to capture as range of shots for video as well as using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software, focusing on Premiere Pro, to edit videos down to a final product.

The training undertaken by Archaeology Scotland was funded through the Flexible Workplace Development Fund which provides SMEs with up to £5,000-worth of training from their local college to upskill and reskill their existing workforce. Apprenticeship levy-paying employers can tap into £15,000 worth of training for their employees.

“We were delighted with the clear and concise way that Jim taught us all how to create and edit our own short videos. These are so important nowadays for our social media and general promotion.”
Dianne Swift, Development Manager at Archaeology Scotland
“We received excellent training from Jim who was patient, informative and inspiring. We all learnt loads and were able to put our new-found skills into practice right away, to promote the work that we do and share our excitement of new discoveries”
Paul Murtagh, Senior Project Officer at Archaeology Scotland
“It’s been fantastic working with Archaeology Scotland to deliver filming and editing training to suit their needs and to enhance the content of their online channels as a result.”
Liam Conway, Business Development Manager at Edinburgh College