Video and Filmmaking Courses - Online & 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. Experimental filmmaking

    Course Date: Wed 10 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    On this fast track practical experimental film making course you will be encouraged to 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.explore visual and conceptual ideas,.

    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

  2. Create a short film in a weekend

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this informative and fast paced introduction to film making.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  3. Create a short film in a day

    New
    Course Date: Wed 10 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced practical 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

  4. 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

  5. Saturday shorts: narrative filmmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy yourself as the next Spielberg or Tarantino? 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.

    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: £175.00

  6. Develop your filmmaking

    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    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: £419.00
    Senior fee: £335.00
    Concession: £210.00

  7. Narrative filmmaking

    Course Date: Mon 24 May 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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 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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00

  8. Effective storyboarding for filmmakers

    New
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Storyboards and Animatics (movie versions of your storyboard) are crucial for planning and communicating your film projects to clients, funders or collaborators. Learn how to create an effective storyboard representing different camera shots, framing, action and camera movement and transform it into an engaging animatic.

    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

  9. DSLR for video: shoot and edit

    DSLR for video: shoot and edit

    Course Date: Fri 11 Jun 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 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: £199.00
    Concession: £100.00

  10. A short introduction to DSLR filmmaking

    New 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 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

  11. Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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