Animation & Filmmaking

Animation & Filmmaking Courses in London & Online

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.

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

 
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  1. Experimental filmmaking
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Jul 2022

    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 £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £176.00
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  2. Create a short film in a day
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  3. Final Cut Pro X tips and tricks
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    This course offers some valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with FCPX 10.4 is essential.



    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
  4. Stop motion animation in a week
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Throw yourself into the world of stop motion animation on this intensive practical course. Explore a range of materials and techniques to produce exciting drawn, cut out and 3D animation sequences. Invaluable for your show reel.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  5. Start filming and compositing with green screen
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Lyndon Ives
    Compositing, or seamlessly layering images where the subject is placed against any background, is a visual effect used in all film making. Learn effective green screen filming, how to composite images and how to improve the process and workflow on this practical course.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  6. Adobe Premier Pro tips and tricks
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    This course offers valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with Premiere Pro CC is essential.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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    100% of 100
  7. DSLR for video: shoot and edit
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Photography Studio

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  8. Compression techniques for filmmaking
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Understanding compression is crucial for all film makers, whether you’re posting work online, sending films to festivals or preparing clips for editing. All video uses compression, starting with the camera and ending when sent out into the world. This course gives you an essential understanding of how to compress your material, and find the best solution for your needs.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  9. Create a short film in a weekend
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Aug 2022

    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  10. Try it out: animation
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Litza Jansz
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the professional software application Animate CC.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  11. Animation with Adobe After Effects: stage 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    Motion graphics are the crossroad between animation and graphic design. Learn how to use Adobe After Effects CC to present information creatively using animated text, graphics and video. Invaluable for designers and film makers.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
  12. Create a short film in 5 evenings
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    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.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  14. City Lit animation
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths, John Horabin, Litza Jansz
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques and producing your own animation project? Taught by professional animators, this exciting fast-track practical course gives you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation using professional equipment and software. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some animation experience you can join our award winning alumni.



    A fantastic start to a new career or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.
    Full fee £2,169.00 Senior fee £1,735.00 Concession £1,410.00
  15. Saturday shorts: documentary filmmaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Documentary films are the most popular genre in today’s programming - on Social Media, on TV, and in Film festivals. Come and learn the essential techniques for making a successful documentary.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00

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