Video, filmmaking and storyboarding

Are you interested in creating films? If so, we can show you the essential elements of film making from the set up of a shot to the editing stage. Whether you're a beginner, or you would like to advance your current knowledge, our part-time courses delivered by expert tutors could be exactly what you're looking for. Our courses are offered during the evenings, daytime and weekends.

Download information on course levels and progression courses for video and film making in 2018.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. DSLR for video: shoot and edit

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you think that 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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  2. Create a short film in five evenings

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? On this short, practical course you will learn how to produce your own short film, from scripting to shooting and editing. This course will be held at City Lit although some filming may take place off site.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Adobe Premier Pro: extension

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course offers valuable insider information, best practice ideas and general professional guidelines on how to improve your editing and efficiency.

    Previous experience with Adobe Premiere CC is essential.

    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Experimental film making

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Push boundaries exploring experimental digital film making. Explore ideas, build skills and develop your own personal project using HD cameras and Final Cut Pro X editing software.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. Here you can develop skills in visualising and modelling interior spaces and 3D forms with this accessible and intuitive program.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Filming and compositing with green screen

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compositing, or seamlessly layering images, is a visual effect used in all film making. This practical course not only introduces you to the techniques of green screen filming and compositing, but also enables you to improve the process and workflow.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Video editing: Final Cut Pro tips and tricks

    Course Date: Sun 5 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course offers some valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency with using the editing software. Previous experience with FCPX 10.3 is essential.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. Create a short film in 6 weeks

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? This practical course will guide you through all the film making processes including scripting, filming and recording sound and editing and exporting your own short film. This course will be held at City Lit although some filming may take place off site.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  9. Filming with a DSLR camera: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Film lighting workshop

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to use lights the manual settings of your DSLR camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £309.00

  12. Colour correction in Final Cut Pro X: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to colour correct your footage using tools and effects in Final Cut Pro X for a consistent and professional looking project on this introductory course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Recording and editing sound using Zoom: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 3 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good sound is key to successful film making. Learn how to use a zoom recorder to record voices and ambient sound and Premiere Pro cc to import and perform some basic sound edits.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Digital video editing using Final Cut Pro X: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 8 Oct 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with the industry software Final Cut Pro X, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  15. Adobe After Effects: introduction to film and video effects

    Course Date: Tue 16 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to give your videos a professional edge? Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to apply a range of animated effects to enhance your video projects. Get to grips with the tools of the software, learn to organise your workflow and come up with great creative ideas. You'll be able to develop your own project with an expert filmmaker on hand to guide you.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

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