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Short Film Production

Part-time Short Film Production Level 1

This course is for people with an interest in the general practice of film-making. Over 12 weeks you’ll be given the opportunity to develop skills in idea generation, scriptwriting and storyboarding, using cameras to film both on location and in a studio environment, and then finally move on to ed...

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When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code How to enrol?
11th September 2019 - 4th December 20196:00pm - 9:00pmQueens Road Campus1Wednesday£170Enrolment Form
8th January 2020 - 29th April 20206:00pm - 9:00pmQueens Road Campus1Wednesday£170Enrolment Form

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This course is for people with an interest in the general practice of film-making. Over 12 weeks you’ll be given the opportunity to develop skills in idea generation, scriptwriting and storyboarding, using cameras to film both on location and in a studio environment, and then finally move on to editing your footage using our professional Adobe packages, including Premiere Pro and After Effects. You’ll be given access to the College’s Mac resources and TV studio and film production equipment, including broadcast cameras and rigs and light/sound kits. You’ll also work as a member of a production team alongside your classmates, with roles ranging from scriptwriter to camera operator, director to producer or editor. The end product will be a set of short films made by the class, with the option of screening at a local cinema. You’ll also learn about different screening contexts, including the short film competition scene and how to use social media to publish your work. Your tutors are media professionals with extensive experience of working in short film production and in the TV/film industry for companies including Sky TV, the BBC and Channel 4.

What do I need to join?

No formal qualifications necessary. This course would suit those who’ve shown a developed interest in film production, such that you’ve had some experience in at least one area – for example, scriptwriting, camera use, editing, etc. It is also suitable for complete beginners; we’ll give you the support you need, whichever level you’re working at.

How will I know how I am doing?

You’ll be taken through the different key skill sets of film production in a workshop setting. You'll be given access to your own Mac computer and to the other tech necessary to undertake film production work. You’ll work as a member of a production team, where necessary, and also work on your own when the phase of production demands it. Your work will be peer- and tutor-assessed, and we will give you guidance about how to use social media to publish both drafts and completed pieces and to gain feedback from your audience. You will also be given the opportunity to screen your work in a cinema, and to acquire feedback from an audience in a live context.

What can I do next?

You can move on to the Intermediate Film-making class to further develop your skills in and understanding of film production. This course can also act as a progression from our Screenwriting evening class; you can progress from this with your completed short film script, which can then be taken into production.

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Course information last updated: Thursday 21st November 2019 @ 10.39am (6 hours ago)

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