Verve Academy

Cinematography Training

We are proud to offer equipment across the whole gamut of the media industry. Using a combination of in-house experience and our network of freelancers, Verve are proud to launch Verve.Academy. Located within Battersea Studios in our isolated training and prep room we are offering bespoke training courses to enable people to get hands on with the very latest equipment, whether you are new to the industry or are experienced and want to expand your skillset or branch into another role there will be a course for you.

+ Latest cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories
+ Insightful knowledge from award winning industry experts
+ Get hands on with the kit and build it alongside our in-house team
+ Learn from tutors that have written the course based upon specific areas
+ Great location accessible from Clapham Junction

“It was a pleasure working with the crew and was impressed by their confidence when working under pressure”

- Paul Mackay | Director 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

Our Courses


Working with Light


This one-day practical course is taught by an award winning DoP and will give you access to Verve’s latest cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment, to help you master undoubtedly the most important part of a Director of Photography’s role – lighting design.

Limited spaces


Location Sound Recording


The course aims to offer a fast-track path into the basics of location sound recording. Using industry standard microphones and audio mixers to ensure the participants know how to apply lapel/radio microphones, utilise a boom microphone properly and how to connect and configure the audio feed into several cameras including Sony FS7, FX9 and Arri Amira.


Data Wrangling


This course enables participants to learn the various software’s used for safe ingest of material including most media formats within the industry and how to correctly complete a log. The course also covers several techniques for retrieving media in the eventuality of failure alongside basic troubleshooting of the equipment. Alongside data wrangling, data management including storage calculations for different mediums is also taught.

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