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About Cambridge TV Training

Cambridge TV Training offers a unique path into the TV and film industries.

We offer the skills, knowledge and opportunity to create an impressive portfolio needed to get a job. Participants learn current industry practices with professional-standard equipment supported by a variety of production specialists. We broadcast the best of our participants’ work on Freeview 7, Virgin 159, online, on YouTube and potentially on other broadcast networks.

We supply training and support in multiple courses to cover every aspect of factual TV production.

Course instructors

Bob Coates

Chief Executive, Cambridge TV Training

Bob is founder and Chief Executive of Cambridge TV Training, Cambridge TV’s partner organisation. He is also a director at Cambridge TV. He has held senior executive positions in the world of education (City & Guilds, Open University) and technology (Acorn).

In the media industry, Bob specialises in storytelling, producing and interviewing. His mission is to train people valuable skills that will help them to work in this industry.He believes that learning by doing, in a demanding but supportive environment, is the key to a career in today’s creative industries.

Carl Homer

Director, Cambridge TV

Carl is an experienced audio specialist, producer, camera operator and editor. He's worked on productions for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, etc and has worked with some big names in the industry.

Some of his recent work includes Blue Peter (BBC), Grand Designs (Ch4), Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir (BBC), Find My Past (Lion Television), The Gunpowder Plotters and Churchill's First World War (BBC) and Portrait Artist of the Year & Sky Movies specials (Sky).

Rick Pinder

Series Producer & administrator

Rick joined the team back in 2016. Providing valuable technical and creative support with experience in feature film production, short films, TV and online broadcasting.

Specialising in cinematography, producing and video editing for both Cambridge TV and Cambridge TV Training.

He supports participants from conceptualising an idea through to realising it at an industry standard and helps with understanding the technology. Rick believes that third person blurbs about himself are super awkward….

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