Software for Film Makers - Courses Online & in London

Successful film making and moving image work requires the use of a range of software for editing, colour and audio correction, creating special effects, animating and exporting films.

Not only do we offer courses in the popular software options for film making and animation including Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Da Vinci, Media Encoder, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Animate, Adobe Photoshop and Blender but we also offer courses to help you choose the software best suited to your film making needs.

Whether you're a beginner, or you would like to advance your current knowledge, our part-time courses delivered by expert tutors and film makers could be exactly what you're looking for. Our courses are offered during the evenings, daytime and weekends.

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  1. Final Cut Pro X: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with the industry software Final Cut Pro X on this intensive introductory course, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, how to construct a narrative, and the technical features specific to Final Cut Pro X, trying your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  2. A short introduction to free editing software

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    You don’t have to spend money to get editing. This is a short introduction to video editing using DaVinci Resolve, a free but highly professional editing package comparable to Final Cut X, Avid and Premiere Pro.

    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: £48.00

  3. Editing workshop with free software: DaVinci Resolve

    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the fundamentals of digital editing using DaVinci Resolve - the top professional editing package. Learn about key editing concepts, and how to cut together and export a short, professionally shot sequence.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  4. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing stage 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    In stage 2 we look at more advanced editing tools (trimming tools like ripple/slip) and transform properties (scale/crop), and turn our attention to the core principles that govern narrative structure.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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: £115.00

  5. Advanced video editing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Already experienced in editing but want to up your game? You might have got to grips with some of the industry's top software - but tools are only half the story. This practical workshop focuses on the importance of structure and content creation, as well as commonly encountered problems in the editing process, and how to analyse your own and other's work to transform your footage.

    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: £213.00

  6. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects intensive

    New
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for 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.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £200.00

  7. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 and engaging videos.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £155.00

  8. Adobe Premiere Pro to After Effects

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The potential to enhance your film project with animated SFX is limitless. You can add lifelike rain or battling laser beams or fireworks to a scene. Take your editing and film making to the next level by learning how to use the dynamic link between Premiere Pro and After Effects to add a range of exciting animated SFX to your film project.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £125.00

  9. Motion graphics with Adobe After Effects: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 5 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    On this 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 is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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: £140.00

  10. Editing tips and tricks

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An intense and compact session introducing you to some editing essentials that will speed up your process and leave you feeling more confident in your own skills using Premiere Pro.

    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

  11. Saturday shorts: editing for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  12. Final Cut Pro X: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Already have some editing experience but want to up your game? Take things to a more professional standard by mastering some of the more advanced features of the industry software Final Cut Pro X. Get to grips with screen-direction, advanced trimming techniques, effects, and basic colour correction, as well as working on your narrative skills, to create impressive portfolio pieces.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 2 intensive

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your Animate CC skills further to create professional character animations on this stage 2 course. Learn how to use a virtual camera and apply layer depth to enhance your scene and how to parent layers, use the bone tool and auto lip synch to make your characters come to life. You will be expected to have completed the Animation with Adobe Animate stage 1 course or have experience in using the drawing tools, tweening, symbols and importing sound.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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: £140.00

  14. Final Cut Pro X tips and tricks

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Jul 2021
    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. Previous experience with FCPX 10.4 is essential.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Adobe Premier Pro tips and tricks

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

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