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Film Portfolio and Showreel Surgery

Film Portfolio and Showreel Surgery

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


This practical course will help you make your film work into a powerful showreel or film portfolio. A strong showreel or film portfolio is essential for your university or job applications. It should be a concise representation of your abilities so far as a filmmaker or artistWith expert tuition and access to industry-standard facilities we will show you how to refine and strengthen your work and make sure showreel gives you the best chance to succeed. It is practical course, which will enable you to develop your existing film portfolio or showreel through selection and editing. A key part of the course is presenting your work for peer criticism throughout the development of your portfolio.

It is suitable for you, if you are applying for BA or MA study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

  • Case studies and context
  • Software
  • Importing, exporting and formatting files
  • Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Storytelling
  • Style
  • Sound and dialogue
  • Music
  • Presentation and feedback

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand what makes an impactful showreel or portfolio
  • Develop and refine your own showreel portfolio
  • Finish and present your showreel with confidence

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you, if you have a body of film work you wish to develop and edit into a showreel or portfolio for work or education. You should have some knowledge of AdobePremierePro.

Intermediate: You should have some previous editing experience, although this will be covered in depth. At LCC we use Adobe Premiere Pro, if you own a different software you wish to use please feel free to bring this on your laptop.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in Documentary Film: Self-Shooting and Editing Tapeless or Adobe After Effects and Animation: Beginners.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view Mizuho Bank, UK: Film and Moving Image Training case study.

Related Undergraduate Courses at LCC
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in applying for BA (Hons) Film Practice or BA (Hons) Film and Television.

Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

Available dates

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