Filmmaking & production

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Film & video production courses online & 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.

Film production classes 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.

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Narrative filmmaking
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Telling a story on film comes with its own challenges. This practical course demystifies what it takes to do this successfully.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  8. Explore editing: essential masking tips for better content
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Mar 2023

    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  9. Create a short film in a day
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    Shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced practical introduction to film making.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  10. Filmmaking: shoot and edit
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023 (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 £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  11. Develop your filmmaking
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Looking for an opportunity to build on your previous film making and editing experiences? Want to develop your leaning further, make more experiences or simply have some further guidance? Then this class is for you.
    Full fee £469.00 Senior fee £375.00 Concession £305.00
  12. Documentary filmmaking: focus on interview tips
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jul 2023

    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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  13. Learn DSLR filmmaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

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