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Location: 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester City Centre

Wednesday 8th May 2024  & Wednesday 5th June 2024

10am – 5pm

Both 2024 Still Motion workshops have now been completed. If you are interested in going on the waitlist for Still Motion 3 in 2025 please get in touch at enquiries@jamestraceyfilms.co.uk to go on the list to receive the first option on places in 2025.

Still Motion is a one day workshop for wedding photographer who are interested how to add filming into their business. In 2012 James Tracey started out as a wedding photographer, in 2018 he started to film weddings alongside his photography bookings. He now has over 400 weddings worth of experience in wedding photography and videography across the UK and destination weddings and has been won regional and national awards at The Wedding Industry Awards for Best Wedding Videographer.

James has experienced all the challenges involved in switching over from photography to videography. With modern cameras capable of high quality photography and videography more wedding photographers are looking to add videography options into their business.

Still Motion  is aimed at photographers with limited or no experience of filming weddings who are looking to learn more about videography. 

The one day course will cover:

Kit & Equipment

What are the basics you will need to professionally film a wedding. How many cameras? Do I need tripods and monopods? Do I need a gimble and a drone? James will break down what you must have and just as importantly, what you don’t need (at least at for your first few weddings).


Audio can make or break your wedding film. What audio kit you will need and how to use it during the wedding day to get the best audio with the least amount of stress. James will also cover post production and even how to clean up poor quality audio.

How to Film

Autofocus v manual focus, how to setup your camera to help your film, focus peaking, colour profiles, lens choices, the 180 degree rule, handheld v monopod, all the vital information you’ll need to start filming.


The difference between photography and filming, how to manage your mindset when switching between the disciplines.


How to manage your workflow on the day and in post production and how to avoid mistakes when backing up your films.

Music & SFX

The power of music and how to access licensed music for your films, the free, cost effective and expensive options and the pros and cons of each. James will also talk about foley and SFX and the benefit of using these to improve your film quality.

Film Editing

James will cover the basics of editing, the software you will need, how to understand an editing timeline, how to edit a basic film, colour grading, file formats, essential plugins, exporting and how to deliver you finished films.


James will cover the basics on how to use pacing, audio, music, colour and emotion to tell your compelling wedding story. 

A workshop designed around you.

James will be designing the course around the attendees to ensure that your specific questions are covered in the course. You’ll be invited to send James your questions in advance of the day so he can ensure the content is relevant and specific to every photographer who attends.

Attendees will have access to exclusive discount codes and reductions for some of the best filmmaking applications available with discounts from Musicbed, Instamic, FilmConvert and Vidflow. There will be a competition for attendees to win a years Wedding Creator subscription from Musicbed worth £750.00!

There will be ongoing support with a private Facebook Group for support and follow up advice after the course.

Refreshments will be available (tea/coffee/water) and lunch is included in the course fee.

Places are limited on the workshop and will be offered on a first to book basis.

Still Motion is £250.00 for the one day course with a 50% non-refundable deposit securing a place and final payment 30 days prior to the course.

To go on the 2025 Still Motion waitlist please email: enquiries@jamestraceyfilms.co.uk

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