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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 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 be working as a member of a production team, alongside your classmates, with roles ranging from scriptwriter to camera operator, director, producer and editor. The end product will be a set of short films made by the class, with an 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.
How will I learn?
You’ll be taken through the different key skill sets of film production in a workshop setting, and be given access to your own Mac computer and the other tech necessary to undertake film production work. You’ll work as a member of a production team where necessary, and you will 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.
No formal qualifications necessary. This course would suit those who have shown a developed interest in film production, such that you have 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 whatever level you’re working at.
If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected] before completing an online application.
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: your completed short film script can then be taken into production.
Perhaps this course sparks a passion for other art and design courses, if so we have a number of courses that may appeal to you. If you would like to discuss progression options more please get in touch with us at [email protected]. We would be more than happy to put you in touch with our dedicated careers advisor team.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
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Course information last updated: Thursday 15th April 2021 @ 8.30am (7 hours ago)