Animation & Filmmaking

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Filmmaking Courses Online & in London

Films and animations are exciting to watch but even more exciting to make! Join our vibrant film making community and learn from practising professionals the current techniques and processes in creating engaging films and animations. 

Our extensive selection of practical courses offer you the opportunity to explore different approaches, forms and genres using a range of equipment and software at a time to suit you.

Learning in our fully equipped studios or from the comfort of your home, we cater for all levels and help you to progress into the film maker you aspire to be.

We’re very proud of our student’s successes in gaining awards, commissions and being selected for prestigious festivals. We look forward to celebrating your films.

Film courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

For more information please contact Visual Arts: VisualArts@citylit.ac.uk

 

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  1. Try it out: Blender
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Benjamin Austin
    If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at 3D animation this short intensive taster course will get you up and running with the basics of how to work with the free, powerful 3D Software application Blender, and put you on the path to creating your own polished CG Graphics and Animation.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  2. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    On this fast track practical experimental film making course you will be encouraged to push boundaries exploring experimental digital film making. Explore ideas, develop skills and create your own personal project using professional equipment and software. Invaluable for film makers and artists who wish to enhance their moving image practice.explore visual and conceptual ideas,.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  3. Documentary filmmaking: focus on B-roll
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    B-roll makes up the lion share of every documentary. It adds dimension and interest to your story. Find out about how to find, shoot and use good B-roll, including sound.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  4. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing stage 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Improve and speed up your editing, learn to use all trimming and motion tools properly. Explore building a better narrative structure and find out about essentials like screen-directionality and POV constructions.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  5. Documentary filmmaking: focus on essential techniques for high impact short filmmaking
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Documentary-style films are the most popular genre on Social Media, on TV, and in Film festivals. Come and learn the essential techniques that make a gripping documentary.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  6. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing stage 1
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Learn the fundamentals of this industry standard package alongside the basic principles of editing moving image footage. Become familiar and work with the most important technical and conceptual conventions in video editing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
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  7. Video editing for artists
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    So you’ve been using video in your practice, but somehow the result isn’t what you had hoped for.



    Learn the editing techniques you need to shape your work to make the impactful video you envisage.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  8. Learn digital video editing
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Interested in editing your own videos? You may have heard of Premiere Pro or Final Cut. DaVinci Resolve is free and arguably better then both. Come and learn how to use it. Hollywood already does. Please note: the Da Vinci Resolve software needs to be downloaded and tested before the first class.



    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/davinciresolve/whatsnew



    The software is not suitable for use with a phone, tablet, iPad and some older computers.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  9. Create a short film in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    Learn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced introduction to film making.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  10. 3D animation with Blender
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Benjamin Austin
    If you are new to 3d animation, you’ve had a go at teaching yourself but are not making progress, or perhaps you are transferring to Blender from a different 3D program, this course is for you.



    It will take you through a professional approach to creating characters and environments in 3D from scratch, as well as introducing workflows and techniques to help produce polished 3D animations of your own.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  11. Digital drawn animation with Animate CC
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Benjamin Austin
    This beginners course introduces Adobe Animate CC - an accessible and powerful digital animation program. The course explores traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation in a digital context with a focus on creating engaging character animations.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  12. Narrative stop motion animation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Narrative stop motion animation is the most popular form on social media. Engage in an exciting exploration of storytelling using a range of animation techniques and genres. See your drawings and models come to life and create a series of exciting animated sequences to enhance your social media posts or your professional show reel.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  13. Experimental filmmaking: stage 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    This online course is designed for those who have some previous experience in film in a fine art context or for those who have attended an experimental filmmaking course before.



    During the course, you will push the boundaries of mainstream cinema and experiment with various techniques to express your artistic vision.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  14. Stop motion capture with Dragonframe
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Horabin
    Stop Motion has always been at the heart of the animation industry. On this short practical course you will find out why Dragon Frame is the stop motion application of choice for the major animation studios and professional independent animators alike.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  15. DSLR for video: shoot and edit
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    Think quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot and edit professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera; get expert guidance on the whole process and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00

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