Shot Calling & Bar Counting

Start date: 29/06/2020

Duration: 6 x 90min Sessions

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Programme overview

This course, designed for the PA, will demystify music and will teach you a fool proof method of shot calling and bar counting.

In six dynamic sessions with tailor-made exercises you will discover how to:

* Breakdown music
* How to sound confident on talk back
* How to assist the director &
* How to let the music take control

This course useful for PA's, BCO's, Directors, Sound & Camera operators who want to gain a better understanding of Bar Counting and Shot Calling on Music Productions.

Course Director: John FD Northover

John FD Northover is one of the UK and Ireland’s most innovative and experienced directors, who has helped devise some of the nations’ most popular television. In 2015, John was awarded the Emmy for best director of a live or recorded live programme. Uniquely creative with a deep understanding of format and content this Bafta award-winning director, although rooted in entertainment and comedy, is at home equally in factual, factual entertainment, life style or live event.

Course Schedule:    6 x 90min Sessions

Monday 29th June (2 sessions) : 10.00am-11.30am & 2.30-4.00pm

Tuesday 30th June : 10.00am-11.30am

Wednesday 1st July : 10.00am-11.30am

Thursday 2nd July : 10.00am-11.30am

Friday 3rd July : 10.00am-11.30am


The course is Free but has very limited places. To apply send an email to: including a short biog or CV.