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Virtual Open Studios and learning how to get the best out of filming on your smartphone

Promoting professional practice and the impact of Accredited conservators.

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Icon Accreditation. As part of this Icon would like Accredited members to run ‘Virtual Open Studios’ to promote the significant impact of Accreditation on the the care of cultural heritage, and to promote the incredible work of Icon Accredited members.

tru_vue_logo.pngThrough the generous support of Tru Vue, we are able to offer Accredited members of Icon the opportunity to take part in free training, to support your CPD, and to give you the skills needed to take part in the ‘Virtual Open Studios’. 

What are ‘Virtual Open Studios’?  

Virtual Open Studios will offer the opportunity to show your work, your studio and help members of the public and other professionals to understand and see the work of professional conservators through engaging videos. This could be through a tour of your studio, a film of conservation in action or even a talk about projects you have worked on.

These videos will be promoted as widely as possible via the Icon website, and they will contribute to the 20th anniversary celebrations of Icon Accreditation. . 

Training to take part

Online training will take place on 3rd June 2020 from 10am to 12:30pm.

Organised by Icon and delivered by Rough House Media, the training will cover:

  • the benefits of video;
  • how to set up your camera;
  • equipment;
  • planning a video;
  • legalities (copyright, permissions, GDPR);
  • how to get good shots;
  • sound;
  • an editing demonstration;
  • content curation, and
  • optimising for social media.

Learning how to film great videos will support your own professional development too! You could use your newly developed skills to produce content for your website, social media or any other place you might promote your practice. 

How to take part

Places are strictly limited and uou must apply to take part. To be eligible you must be:

  • An accredited member of Icon.
  • Be able to film and share content with Icon that we can use and feature as part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of accreditation over the course of this year.

Please click here to download the applicaiton form

Applications must be submitted to no later than 12th May 2020 at 9am.  



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