Video, Filmmaking Courses in London

Do you want to make films? Whether you want to make documentaries, dramas, training or infotainment videos, experimental or fine art film installations, video blogs or Instagram posts, we have the video or film making course to suit your needs. You will be guided through all the processes and techniques from pre-production, filming and recording sound, video editing through to rendering your own finished film.

HD camcorders, DSLR cameras, smart phones and tablets are all used in contemporary film making practice and we offer different courses specialising in these different recording devices.

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

We’re very proud of our student’s successes in gaining commissions and being selected for local, national and international Film festivals, join in our vibrant film making culture.

  1. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects intensive

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    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. 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 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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  2. Create a short film in 5 evenings

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. DSLR for video: shoot and edit

    DSLR for video: shoot and edit

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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.

    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Introduction to filmmaking: shoot and edit

    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 basic skills to realise your own short film production.

    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00

  5. Narrative filmmaking

    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to produce your own short fiction film, from storyboards and pre-production to shooting and editing. Explore how to construct an exciting narrative, experiment with different shots and camera movements, and get to grips with recording and editing technology, producing your own professional-looking short movie. Invaluable as a film festival entry or a path to Higer level film courses.

    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Try it out: film lighting workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Discover how to use lights and the manual settings of your camera to shoot professional-level video on this introductory workshop.

    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Sarturday shorts: filming on your smartphone

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The film making potential of smart phones and tablets have developed greatly over the last few years. Enjoy learning techniques for using them effectively to create short professional looking films for publishing online or for film festival submissions.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00

  8. Try it out: Adobe After Effects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this short practical course you will not only learn the basics in animating and combining text and image but you will gain an understanding of how Adobe After Effects CC can improve your film and video and animation projects.

    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00

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