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.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (1 hour ago)