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Film School in a Week Online Short Course

Course description

Covering ideas generation, pre-production, shooting and post-production this course is designed for aspiring feature and documentary filmmakers.
Using a DSLR camera to illuminate the process, you will write, direct and edit a film. You’ll learn the visual language of filmmaking, camera settings, lighting control, framing, and getting to grips with technical equipment and editing software, enabling you to tell a story through film
You’ll work in a group, taking a variety of different roles to create a film you can use to apply for further study or work opportunities in the film industry.

At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to screen your film to friends and family. An opportunity to network, socialise and build contacts.

Watch films made by our previous students.

Who Should Attend

This course has been designed for people who want to know more about the film industry and filmmaking as a profession. It is perfect for you if you want to apply for further study in filmmaking, or are exploring a career in production, directing or editing.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Materials

Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net

Please bring for the first session

  • Notebook and pen

Details

Topics covered

  • Ideas generation
  • Storytelling: Cast, Character and Script
  • Documentary story treatments
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Pre-production planning
  • Shooting on location
  • Editing (Adobe Premiere software)
  • Screening and group discussion

Course Outcomes

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

  • Understand the visual language of filmmaking
  • Write a short script or documentary story treatment
  • Produce and edit a short scripted or documentary film
  • Present your work and your personal filmmaking “manifesto”

Reviews

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"I really liked the course and gained much more from it then expected. In general I thought the course (Introduction to Digital Typography) was about typography in digital contexts (apps, phones, websites) but it was mostly about print using digital tools. So from that perspective the description wasn't wrong. The teacher however was so good that I still gained something from it and still was happy."

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"I studied BA Graphic Design and mixed media at LCC that finished 2005 and I was looking for a refresher course in an area that I was less confident in. I loved the course, it was very inspiring and practical at the same time. It was great to be back even just for a short while and I hope to come back to do some more learning in the future. Thank you!"

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"I came to London for holidays and also for some short courses, I was looking for design courses because I am an art director. Digital typography design was my first short course and totally fulfilled all my expectations. The way that the teacher involves you to create new stuff from typography it's really great, I'm satisfied with the course. Also I appreciate that the staff from the reception was so kind with me, it's always good to find that things, specially when you are away from home!"
Meet the Tutor:

Film School in a Week Online Short Course is an intensive, practical introduction to the practice of filmmaking. Covering pre-production, character development and editing youll finish the week with a short film for your portfolio.

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