Create a short film in a weekend

Course Dates: 03/08/24 - 04/08/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn how to script, storyboard, shoot, edit and export a short film in this fun and fast paced introduction to film making.
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Create a short film in a weekend
  • Course Code: VG184
  • Dates: 03/08/24 - 04/08/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Sat-Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Lyndon Ives

Course Code: VG184

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Sat-Sun, day, 03 Aug - 04 Aug '24

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

This short fast paced course is an excellent taster course for wishing to enter the world of film making. As well as being taught the preproduction skills of scripting and storyboarding , you will be taught how to use HD cameras to frame and record shots, import and edit clips into Premiere Pro CC and export your sequence as a movie.

What will we cover?

- Framing your shot, camera angles and movement and their uses.
- Recording image and sound with an HD camera
- Editing in Premiere Pro CC; A basic introduction to the software and to some editing techniques.
- Exporting your final film for publishing online.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Understand the importance of scripting and storyboarding
- Understand the uses of different framing and camera movement.
- Understand the HD camera settings to use to record images and sound.
- Use basic editing techniques in Premiere Pro CC to edit a short film
- Be able to export your movie using the appropriate codec.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners’ course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including online workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual assistance and hand-outs.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks, notes and resources. You will be sent an email with the necessary information and will need to login into your Google classroom before each sessions starts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The latest professional software and equipment is available for you in class throughout the course. It would be good for you to bring a portable hard drive for storing and saving your work.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills further on our Narrative film making, Experimental film making and Start filming and compositing with green screen. You can also develop your editing skills on any of our many editing courses in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Da Vinci Resolve.

Lyndon Ives Tutor Website

Lyndon began his film career working as a runner on several short films and features whilst writing for his own films. Following this, he wrote, produced and directed three successful short films in quick succession between 2003 and 2006. Since then Lyndon has been developing a number of feature films for his production company while working as a filmmaker, with his most recent short film The Verity featuring in a number of international film festivals. For over eighteen years Lyndon has been running a wide range of practical film courses aimed at beginners and professionals alike. His teaching style is very practical, “I try to make them as enjoyable as possible and hopefully the first thing the students would want to do after the course is make another film…”

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.