Summer: Filmmaking

'The Homeless Bard' created by short course students Eleonore Stifter, Yungming Chen, Yang Yu and Sophie Paoli.

'Turning Point' created by short course students Claire de Boer, Tash Holway, Ines Ramalho, Sam Grant, Tania Nicolaou, Jenna Winn and David Knight.

Video by short course students, 'The Two Percent'.

Video by short course students. 

Showreel of videos made by short course students. 

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Students filming on location.

Image of students preparing to shoot films

Students planning a shoot.

You will learn how to produce your own short film, shot here in London. You will go from the basics of filmmaking to producing and editing on an intensive, hands-on course. It is suitable for those who want to learn either dramatic or documentary filmmaking...

Description

You will learn how to produce your own short film, shot here in London. You will go from the basics of filmmaking to producing and editing on an intensive, hands-on course. It is suitable for those who want to learn either dramatic or documentary filmmaking. 

You will study in intensive workshops, with your own tutor and you will work in teams to make your films. You will assume a variety of roles: writer, producer, director, editor and performer In each area you will be supported and taught by experts. This is an intensive course and you will be expected to work with your team in the evenings and at the weekends.  

You will have access to a kit-room stocked with Canon XA10 camcorders, booms and lighting rigs. Once you have finished filming, you can edit your films in our edit suites installed with industry-standard editing software: Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Logic, Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere and After Effects. 

Most of all the film will be fun. You will come together with like-minded people, sharing the adventure of filmmaking with all its challenges and thrills and you will leave us with a fully-produced short film. 

Feedback 

"The course was really good and the tutors were amazing. Made the class very engaging while allowing the knowledge of filmmaking to be presented and being very hands on. Overall it was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in learning the basics of filmmaking while creating a film in the process."

"I really enjoyed the course. The tutors were very patient with all of us and taught us a lot of things from the entire process of filmmaking. The team I worked with was very interested in the project and we work efficiently as a team."

Andy, Chuckie and Jamie were simply amazing. It’s incredible how much I learnt in only 3 weeks."

"Loved the ‘guests’ we had. Andy, Aquiles, Archie, Clive, David, Shealley etc. Very cool course did not miss anything. Enjoyed computers and filming outside." 

Topics Covered

  • Scripting for the short film: the idea, the story arc, writing convincing dialogues, the creation of credible character and character in action
  • The elements of miss-en-scene: how to do settings, to tell stories 
  • The key grammar of film: how to shoot so that your footage will always edit back together: how to use the full range of shot sizes and angles to construct meaning, how to ensure that your film looks professional in every way
  • How to record location sound 
  • How to edit your materials together so that they are seamless 

Please see our sample course handbook for more course information.  Please note that the content for 2016 will be mostly the same, although dates and tutors may vary slightly. 

Tutors 

Jaime Peschiera has taught filmmaking at the London Film School, the Met Film School and the London College of Communication, where he co-runs the third year of the BA Film & Television programme. He specializes in scriptwriting and editing. His filmmaking practice includes film, photography and music.

Andy McEwan is a successful actor and theatre director, with over 30 years experience in film, television and theatre. He has delivered seminars and coaching all over the world in communication and confidence, and has also led performance masterclasses on drama and expression.

Chuckie McEwan is the Production Co-ordinator for all the film courses at LCC (her alma mater) and oversees upwards of 300 student productions annually. Chuckie also has a wide range of experience in the film industry and has produced music videos, multi-platform content and documentaries. Most recently she headed the Art Department on the award-winning British feature SuperBob due for international release in 2016.

Entry Requirements

  • Academic - You should have some previous undergraduate study, but, you do not need any prior experience of filmmaking. If you are coming from North America you should have a GPA of around 3.0 or higher. If you have questions about your academic background, please email us - studyabroadoffice@arts.ac.uk 
  • English - You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an IELTS score of 6.0. The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students. 

How to Apply

To apply for this course please complete the Summer Study Abroad Application form online. If you have any questions, please contact the UAL Study Abroad team at studyabroad@lcc.arts.ac.uk

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Materials

You should bring a notebook, pen and sketchbook with you on the first day. You should also being a large USB or hard drive to save your work. You may also want to bring with you a camera and laptop or tablet, although these are not essential. 

Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

If no dates are showing then please 'Enquire about this course' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.