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Experimental Film and Moving Image

Experimental Film and Moving Image (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
James Rollo


This course aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of film, video and installation from production to post-production focusing on experimentation and moving image in the expanded field. It is an informative and fun look into using documentary, fiction and expanded use of moving image and sound installation methods to gain an understanding and engagement in the use of communicating ideas through filmmaking media. We will visit installation based exhibitions around London and look at current moving image practices to use as inspiration for making work.

The course has a particular focus on working between different disciplines - documentary, feature and art installation. You will be encouraged to be innovative in your work and to think outside the conventional interpretations of the subjects covered.You will be taught through exercises, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, visits and individual tuition.

Topics Covered

  • Contextual awareness
  • Case-studies
  • Planning, production and post-production
  • Visits
  • Individual project

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Edit video and film into a sequence to integrate into moving image work
  • Edit a soundtrack into a sequence for a short film
  • Have an understanding of ways to use film in moving image installation
  • Have an understanding of the stages of production and post-production in relation to video and film

Who is it for?
This course has been designed for artists and designers who want to use film in their work. It is also ideal for you if you are thinking about making films and want to work with some new experimental approaches.

Beginner. You do not need any previous experience.

Online Delivery - if this course is taught online, it will be delivered in 2 parts

  • 10am – 12.30pm 
  • 2.30pm – 5pm 

Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you do not already have Adobe Creative Cloud, please sign up for a free 7 day trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. For courses longer than 7 days a monthly subscription of £16.24/month is available.

Follow on Courses
Once you have completed this course you may be interested in learning about editing with Video Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X or about Audio Production with Logic Pro.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke video editing courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

James Rollo is a Canadian artist based in London. He studied Film and Media at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Integrated Media from Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and holds an MFA from UCL Slade School of Fine Art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, participating in the Focus Film Festival in Kingston, Images Festival in Toronto, Chelsea Waterside Art Space in London, and in the 23rd Biennial of Humour and Satire in Bulgaria.

He is a multimedia, performance and installation artist who examines the relationship between audience, object and space.

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