TV Presenting Course – Television Links and Inserts

Course Dates and Fees

Courses run monthly. Contact for dates.


We guide and mentor you through the live television presenter experience, giving you the chance to work on a number of different programmes and presenting styles. You will be coached on your ability to present, your style and delivery to camera, interviewing techniques, script writing and preparation.

The two days are entirely practical and divided up into bite size chunks that give you lots of practice in front of the camera.


Choose beforehand what subject areas you would like to specialise in and throughout the course you will record broadcast quality scenes that are cut into a showreel. (Fully edited together and sent to you upon completion.) We can cut in existing material you have already and add music tracks. The showreel below gives an example of a finished piece with additional material cut in.

Rebecca Lamb Showreel – Autocue and PTCs from New Leaf Filming Academy on Vimeo.


Course Description

Day 1

You will start by looking at some common do’s and dont’s from sample material and learn some common warm up exercises before going onto perform practical exercises in front of the camera.

This is where you can make your mistakes and receive constructive feedback as to how to improve throughout the morning.

Learn about using the autocue, working with talkback, camera and microphone techniques, script construction, creating movement when delivering pieces and talking to time.

Day 2
Practice interview techniques with guests, record live links and take part in exercises designed to get you accustomed and ready for appearing on camera. Recordings will be reviewed throughout the day so you can become more confident in how you look.

You will work both in groups and on your own on a variety of programmes. Learning how to take direction from the gallery and how to manage and get the best out of your on-screen guests.

Who is it for?

Anyone intending to present both live and scripted pieces to camera including news, sport, music, interviews and links.

Breakdown of Course:

  • Linking in and out of VT
  • Microphone Techniques
  • Carrying our live interviews and getting the best out of your guests
  • You will understand the needs of the director and crew and learn the procedures involved in creating live television
  • Interview techniques and live exercises
  • Presenting live links and pieces to camera
  • Script writing techniques
  • Delivering a good performance on camera
  • Creating movement when performing links and snippets
  • Good and bad habits
  • Coping in difficult situations and when things are going wrong
  • Show reel of your pieces edited together for your CV