Live Directing and Vision Mixing Short Course at Tower Bridge TV Studios

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Live Directing & Vision Mixing: Level 1 Master Class (2 day course)

Suitable for all skill levels


An intensive and hands-on introduction to the role of the live studio director/vision mixer. Working in our own HD studios and with a full crew, combining the skills required to both direct and vision mix live studio output, ranging from news, chat shows to shopping channels, often unrehearsed and unscripted.  Techniques covered include knowing the HD vision mixing desk, keying, layering, use of programme and preset bus, DVE, transitions, masking etc. Directing multi studio cameras and understanding camera angles. Working with producers and presenters.  This course offers a balance of theory and plenty of opportunity for hands-on training, working with crew and talent.

Duration: 2 days (Day 1: 09:30-17:00.  Day 2: 09:30-17:00)

Course Content

Day One

AM: Covering as many aspects of the vision mixing desk as possible including; Keying, Layering, Programme & preset bus, DVE, Transitions etc.  Cutting techniques, mixing, wipes and keying.  Develop gallery directing skills and the ability to communicate effectively using talkback.  Manage a crew including cameras, sound, vision control, graphics operator and talent. Understanding camera angles.

PM: The first practical exercise. ‘The chat show’ – a 1+1 interview set up. Working with a full crew, each delegate will have the opportunity to direct/vision mix a live show, learning when to cut, the best time to cut, bad cuts etc. This exercise allows the delegate to become familiar with cutting and concentrates on the art and technique of good and bad cuts.

Day Two

AM: Delegates will get the opportunity to watch several examples of cutting interviews and discuss techniques used.

PM: The second exercise: ‘The shopping channel’ – to cut a 1+1, with product, using keys.  Again working with a full crew and talent, the delegate will direct and vision mix a short sell.  This exercise combines the skills already learnt and puts them into practice with the addition of keying graphics.  This puts the delegate in the role of a director/vision mixer in a live shopping channel or news environment, where keying plays an important part.  Finally, Questions and Answers. Information on useful career paths, useful websites and organisations for director/vision mixers within the industry.

This course is designed for: Candidates new to the industry or college leavers wishing to gain further skills.  Vision mixers with little or no directing experience.  Directors with little or no vision mixing experience.  Already established director/vision mixers wishing to enhance their skills.

Please email us to enquire about forthcoming dates.

About Del Brown:

A highly experienced multi camera director/vision mixer with over 16 years experience working in live TV.  With a background in technical operations, having launched and consulted on new channel start ups, Del also teaches ‘live directing & vision mixing’ both in universities and on his own short course at Ravensbourne.


About Trickbox TV:

Established in 2010, Trickbox TV provides equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting, events, festivals and much more. They also offer turn-key design, installation and integration services for studio and post-production facilities.

Trickbox TV also manages Tower Bridge TV Studios, a fully equipped HD studio facility with a spectacular view of Tower Bridge, the River Thames, HMS Belfast and the London skyline.

The Trickbox TV team offers a wealth of broadcast experience in technical studio management, outside broadcast and systems integration.


About Tower Bridge TV Studios:

Tower Bridge TV Studios is a fully equipped multi-camera HD television studio situated on the banks of the River Thames in London. From its sixth floor location it boasts spectacular views of the iconic Tower Bridge, City Hall and the London skyline, offering an ideal location for broadcast, corporate and commercial productions and live webcasts that require a London-centric backdrop, as well as high quality HD production services.Tower Bridge TV Studios view

Tower Bridge TV Studios view

33 thoughts on “Live Directing and Vision Mixing Short Course at Tower Bridge TV Studios

  1. Aleksandra Mima Markovic

    I am interested in the Live Directing & Vision Mixing: Level 1 Master Class (2 day course), could you please let me know more about current availability and pricing.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Kind regards,


  2. Kaiser

    Hello iam interested to know if you still give courses of vision mixer and tv director?
    (the price and schedualle, levels) options… or here i can do it.
    thank u very much for your time and help
    best regards. (22-11-2015)

  3. Lauren Rose

    Hello, could you please send me the information (cost, dates, etc) for the 2 day vision mixing masterclass?

    Many Thanks

    Lauren Rose

  4. Doreen Lavaiamat

    Hi I am a studio director at our National Television station here in Papua New Guinea I was just taught the basics of using the vision switcher but I would like to learn more.
    I’m interested and would like to know more about Directing.

  5. Mo

    Hi there,

    I have some basics in VM
    I work as Floor Manager in a TV company.
    I wanted to work as VM Operator, they told me that they will give me some training and a job if I do some VM courses
    When is the next course available

  6. Rita Silva

    Could you please give me more information about dates and prices for the Live Directing and Vision Mixing Short Course?



    Rita Silva

    1. Trickbox TV Post author

      Hi Rita,

      Thanks for your message. We’ll email you directly with more info.


      Team Trickbox

  7. Marc Tyson

    Hi Trickbox Team,
    Interested in this course for my team, up to 6 people potentially staggered across different dates so we’re not all out of office together!
    Please advise re pricing and upcoming availability.
    Many Thanks.

    1. Trickbox TV Post author

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks for your enquiry. I’m sure we can help. Someone will be in touch ASAP.


      Team Trickbox


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