Filmmaking & production

Film & video production courses in London

Do you want to make films? Whether you want to make documentaries, dramas, training or infotainment videos, experimental or fine art film installations, video blogs or Instagram posts, we have the video or filmmaking course to suit your needs. You will be guided through all the processes and techniques from pre-production, filming and recording sound, video editing through to rendering your own finished film.

HD camcorders, DSLR cameras, smart phones and tablets are all used in contemporary filmmaking practice and we offer different courses specialising in these different recording devices.

Whether you're a beginner, or you would like to advance your current knowledge, our part-time courses delivered by expert tutors and film practitioners could be exactly what you're looking for. Our courses are offered during the evenings, daytime and weekends.

We’re very proud of our student’s successes in gaining commissions and being selected for local, national and international Film festivals, join in our vibrant film making culture.

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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Explore editing: essential masking tips for better content
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Masking is a essential skill for all editors. But masking isn’t just about hiding an unwanted object in the image. More often, it is used to creatively draw the viewer’s attention to a particular area. An invaluable skill for any film maker.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  2. Create a short film in a day
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    Learn how to shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun, informative and fast paced introduction to film making.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  3. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Learn about the differences between experimental film and conventional narrative. Begin to create digital films that challenge rather than cater to conventional expectations. Explore how to create original material in both form and content.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  4. Documentary filmmaking: interviews
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Good interviews provide the foundation to most successful documentaries. This class offers essential tips on how to approach your subject, how to shoot great interviews and secret tips to improve your chance of better coverage..
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
  5. DSLR filmmaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lyndon Ives
    Think quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot



    professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  6. Create a short film in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lyndon Ives
    Learn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced introduction to film making.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  7. DSLR for video: shoot and edit in a week
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  8. City Lit expanded experimental film
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    City Lit Expanded Experimental Film is an immersive year-long course designed to facilitate



    and advance all stages of experimental project making.



    Whether you have previously attended film or art related courses or simply have an interest in exploring a variety of experimental methods, this course will transform your creative approach.



    With an emphasis on interdisciplinary fields including animation, performance, installation and sound, the course will examine multiple applications within expanded experimental film practice.



    Through discussions, workshops, and personal projects, and by utilising analogue and digital techniques, participants will gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to create innovative and challenging artworks.
    Full fee £2,179.00 Senior fee £1,919.00 Concession £1,559.00
  9. Shoot a short film: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? This course will guide you through



    all the film making processes including scripting, filming, recording sound, editing and exporting your own



    short film.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  10. Documentary filmmaking
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Oct 2024

    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 £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  11. Filmmaking: shoot and edit
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Learn all the stages of film making from initial pre- production planning through to post production editing. Whatever genre interests you, this course will give you the essential skills to realise your own movie.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £423.00 Concession £344.00
  12. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  13. Create a short film on your smartphone
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    The film making potential of smart phones and tablets have developed greatly over the last few years. Enjoy learning techniques for using them effectively to create short professional looking films for publishing online or for film festival submissions.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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