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About Camerasmith

Camerasmith has been training journalists, production staff and technicians for the past 12 years. Set up by award winning cameraman Mark Smith to deliver a wide variety of video camera, sound and edit courses in the North West and across the UK.

Camerasmith has worked extensively with ITV NEWS since 2008 in designing and delivering video journalist courses to all ITV reporters. More recently the broadcast courses have been extended to UTV, STV and CHANNEL TV.

Although broadcast technology is evolving at an ever-increasing rate the core skills of storytelling with pictures and sound never change. We can ensure you develop the necessary technical and creative skills to engage with an audience on any platform. Our courses have been awarded a skillset tick from the industry training body CREATIVE SKILLSET.

Camerasmith has a training facility at Salford Media City but can also deliver courses in your location.

12 Years a Slave

All our trainers have been shooting and editing in the broadcast world for a minimum of 12 years.

6 (not seven)

To get the best one to one, hands on training, we limit the class sizes to a maximum of 6 people. It won’t be like school!

(E) manual

All our courses come with a comprehensive training manual. It recaps everything covered in the course and has lots of useful tips.

You’ve got Mail

We want to keep in touch with you after the course. So please email us for help and advice afterwards.

Location, Location, Location

We have a great training facility at Media City in Manchester and will be shooting around the area. But we can equally deliver the training at your place , if you prefer.

Kit and Kaboodle

Inclusive to the courses are all the kit you will need. We hire in industry standard Cameras, lights and sound kit as required. There will be a minimum of one complete kit between two so you get lots of hands on time.


A collection of our reviews and images.

“I’ve used Mark for both camera operator and video journalist training. Quite simply he’s a fantastic trainer and a joy to deal with. He knows the business and the kit inside out. He understands the situations and pressures that face journalists and he has a fantastic approach with experienced users and beginners alike.”  

Emma Clifford - Training consultant ITV News

“Hi this is Christine from Meridian saying a big thank you for teaching me how to work that damn camera so well. Just got shortlisted for RTS Southern!”

Christine Alsford – Journalist ITV Meridian

“Thanks very much, really enjoyed the course which was extremely well structured and organised. If we could access the menu and have you pop up as a hologram with advice it would be even better, but I guess we’ll just have to live without that option.”

Julia Berg - Producer ITV Studios

“Just a quick note to say thanks for the course you delivered. I was very impressed with the content. The information was exactly what we needed and the notes you provided will help us to be much more methodical and structured in the way we approach jobs.” 

Mark Waddington, Channel Manager ITV Yorkshire

Mark was a pleasure to work with, patient, encouraging and very professional in his approach. I felt there was nothing I could not ask!
I would highly recommend Mark and Camerasmith. A highly skilled cameraman and also a very good teacher.

Jude LimbProducer, Mother Mountain Productions