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Film School in a Week Short Course

Course description

Using a DSLR camera to illuminate the process, you will write, direct and edit a film. Youll 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
Youll 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.

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

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.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience but you should bring with you an idea for a film you would like to make. Please be informed that mirrorless cameras will be explained, but not the main focus on how to use a camera. The demonstration model of camera used on the course will be a Canon DSLR.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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


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


Meet the Tutor:

Covering ideas generation, pre-production, shooting and post-production this course is designed for aspiring feature and documentary filmmakers.

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