Video & film making courses

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.

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  1. Create a short film in a two days
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 3 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this informative and fast paced introduction to film making.

    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 £79.00
  2. Documentary film shorts: everything you need to know about B-roll
    Course Date:  Mon 5 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    It’s B roll, the footage you cut away to from your interviews, that adds dimension to your story. Find out more about how to find, shoot and use good B-roll, including 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 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 £159.00 Concession £121.00
  3. Documentary film shorts: interview tips every filmmaker should know
    Course Date:  Thu 8 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.

    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  4. Narrative filmmaking
    Course Date:  Fri 16 Jul 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn to produce, shoot and edit your own short film. Explore what steps are necessary to construct an exciting narrative. Learn about preparation, storyboarding, experimenting with different shots and camera movements, and the basics of digital editing to produce your own short movie to use as a film festival entry or a path to Higher 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
  5. Create a short film in a day
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 17 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn how to shoot, edit and export a short film in this informative and fast paced introduction to film making.

    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 £79.00 Concession £48.00
  6. A short introduction to DSLR filmmaking
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 24 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  PS - Photography Studio

    Think quality video production needs a whole film crew? Think again! Discover how you can easily shoot

    professional-level video on your own digital SLR camera and find out why DSLRs have become the camera of choice for many broadcast professionals.

    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  7. A short introduction to recording sound for film
    Course Date:  Mon 26 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn how to record professional sound for your film making projects. This intensive short course introduces you to the different equipment you will need to ensure good quality sound in different recording situations and how it impacts on quality.

    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 £79.00 Concession £79.00
  8. Start filming and compositing with green screen
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 3 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  PS - Photography Studio

    Compositing, or seamlessly layering images, 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.

    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 £149.00 Concession £149.00
  9. DSLR for video: shoot and edit
    Course Date:  Wed 11 Aug 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    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 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £100.00
  10. Try it out: DSLR filmmaking
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  11. Create a short film in 5 evenings
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 6 Oct 2021

    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 £159.00 Concession £121.00
  12. Introduction to filmmaking: shoot and edit
    Course Date:  Thu 7 Oct 2021

    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.
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £256.00
  13. Create a short film on your smartphone
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 9 Oct 2021

    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.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  14. Experimental filmmaking
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 11 Oct 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.

    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 £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £176.00
  15. Saturday shorts: documentary filmmaking
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.

    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
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £213.00

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