Animation & Filmmaking

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. 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
  2. Digital drawn animation with Animate CC
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Nov 2022 (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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  3. 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
  4. Learn stop motion animation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Learn how to do traditional model armature puppet animation and plasticine animation. On this practical course you will learn the principles of animation and apply them to the puppet sequences produced during the sessions. You will be introduced to some examples of professional puppets used on broadcast TV and, using professional equipment you will learn how to use timing and performance to create dynamic animations.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  5. Motion graphics with Adobe After Effects
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Inch
    On this fast paced online course you will learn the key skills in using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers. Each week the course takes you through a set of practical exercises that help you to develop these key skills. You will be encouraged to practise the techniques you’ve learned outside the course time. You will have the opportunity to develop your own After Effects project and get feedback from the tutor and your peers.



    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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