My teaching style is informed by many years of experience, my arts background and constant need to innovate.

I am available to deliver both bespoke training and Apple Certified Courses. I teach broadcasters, commercial editors and producers, students and teachers on site and in training centres.


Currently I am setting up a media training facility within the school of journalism at the Open University of Tanzania , based in Dar es Salaam.

We are aiming to train local people over a two year period to a point where they can take over the facility.

I don’t believe the developing world should make to with our cast off technology. How can they ever compete if they don’t have access to the most up to date equipment ? The main idea is to equip it to world class standards, and train students to be employable by visiting foreign production companies.

We have some good people interested just now, and some potential sponsors for the latest tech equipment. Check back soon for more progress and news of sponsors

Applications taught to professional level:

Final Cut Pro X Level 1 and 1

Final Cut Studio 1 and 2-Color, Motion DVDSP, Compressor.


Natalie Brady

(The Bridge Creative Technology Training)

“Expert, On Time, High Integrity”

“I have know Barbara for many years and would have no hesitation in recommending her work. She is one of the most intelligent and knowledgable people I know, plus she is one hell of a great trainer.”

Tony Glover


Tony hired you as a Writer/Editor in 2009 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

“Barbara is a very conscientious, talented and imaginative editor. She is always willing to put maximum effort into achieving the best possible result. She is knowledgable, reliable and very easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her.” March 31, 2010

Northern School of Sound

'Very good facilities, very good instructor, I would like to do other courses here in the future like motion!''  -Reuben Abraham of intrinsic Lines (FCP beginners producer day)

'Superb instructions given in a well structured format. I would like to do more in the future'' -Ray Brown of Ray Brown Designs (FCP beginners producer day

''Very enjoyable and informative course, perfect as an introduction to the Final Cut Pro Software'' -Helen Burdess of Pyramid Media UK (FCP beginners producer day)

''The trainers and staff at Northern School of Sound are both extremely helpful and knowledgeable.The training facility is well equipped and comfortable. I will definitely return to Northern School of Sound.'' -Andy Lillie, Systems administrator (Final Cut Pro 101, Leopard 101, 201, 302 and 301)

'I found the facilities at Northern School of Sound to be of exceptionally high standards, and the staff and trainers very knowledgeable and capable of teaching at a pace that suited everyone. I have now completed two training courses with them and will undoubtedly return in the future for further Apple Certified Pro courses.'' -Adam Garbutt,

Industry professional (Logic 101 and Final Cut Pro 101)

Teesside University

“Barbara Keating has delivered Final Cut Pro courses to North East

based film production companies on our behalf.

The courses have proven to be very popular and have helped the companies

add extra value to the services they offer their clients.

I would strongly recommend Barbara Keating to anyone who wants to get to

grips with or further develop their skills in Final Cut and film editing



Scott Watson

Enterprise Co-ordinator

IDI Middlesbrough




Ian McCann


Ian hired you as a FCP training in 2007

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

“Barbara taught a Final Cut Pro class I attended at the local university. As a television cameraman and digital film maker I wanted to convert from Avid to Final Cut Pro, which I was struggling to achieve on my own. I was sufficiently impressed with Barbara's skills and knowledge I commissioned her to provide me with additional, one to one, training some months later. She is without doubt an expert in the software with a natural ability to teach. Barbara's personality is very well suited to coaching and mentoring students. For anyone needing training in Apple video post-production software I recommend Barbara without reservation. You will not be disappointed.” April 12, 2010