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.

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. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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
  2. Narrative filmmaking
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person) (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.







    Please note: ONLY session 1 of this course takes place online, all subsequent sessions are face-to-face at City Lit.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. 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
  3. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  4. 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
  5. Filmmaking: shoot and edit
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022 (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
  6. 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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  7. Digital drawn animation with Animate CC
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
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  8. Try it out: Blender
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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
  9. 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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. 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
  11. Compression techniques for making and outputting videos
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    All video uses compression, starting in camera and ending when you send your video out into the world. Gain an essential understanding of how this works, and find the best solution for your own needs.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  12. 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
  13. 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
  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

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