Commercials and Branded Content Bootcamp


This course is eligible for bursary funding.

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Commercial Directing Bootcamp is a one-day, hands-on, deep dive for broadcast professionals who want to direct commercials for a living.


Learn from my 25 years of experience directing award-winning (Cannes Lions, D&AD) commercials for global brands including Samsung, Spotify, Mars, Uniglo and Google.

Filmmakers, creatives, producers, in-house production teams, cinematographers, writers, actors… anyone in the broadcast space who is considering a career in directing commercials and branded content or who just wants to know more

Directing experience in TV or film.

You will learn:

  • How to get a directing gig
  • The director’s responsibility on a gig
  • How to take winning conference calls 
  • How to write the treatment
  • How to think like a Commercials Director
  • Case study from concept to completion
  • How to create a commercial from an Agency script
  • SETIQUETTE Agency & Client protocol.  
  • Spec spots. Yes? No? The best way to make them
  • How to get signed by a production company. 
  • The lifecycle of an ad campaign for a filmmaker

What you won’t learn:

This is not Film School, although we’ll cover a lot of film craft. This is a one day workshop that will show you how to approach filmmaking for commercials and branded content as a career.

Our tutors are all top-end directors and programme-makers.

Do I need to bring anything to the course?It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.Is lunch provided?We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.What if I have to cancel?If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

Maximum 6 people.


 10:00-17:30 (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.