Experimental filmaking: stage 2

Course Dates: 31/01/22 - 21/02/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
This online course is designed for those who have some previous experience in film in a fine art context or for those who have attended an experimental filmmaking course before.
During the course, you will push the boundaries of mainstream cinema and experiment with various techniques to express your artistic vision.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: VG163

Full Mon, eve, 31 Jan - 21 Feb '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this challenging and fast paced course, you will build upon your existing knowledge and expand your experimental techniques further.
You will experiment not only with different visual forms but also with sound and animation.
Please note that the editing software taught on this course will be Premiere Pro. If you prefer you are welcome to use Final Cut or DaVinci Resolve which, though not taught, will be supported in the course.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- Access to a mobile device (iPhone or Android)
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Experimental filmmaking within a fine art context
- Expanded audio-visual techniques (eg: animation, green screen and video installations)
- Development of your personal project
- Expanded editing in Premiere Pro
- Presenting your project online.

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

- Explore non-narrative formats with confidence
- Conceptualise and develop ideas
- Use video footage from a range of resources
- Edit your footage in Premiere Pro
- Present your film online.

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

This is designed as a progression course from a previous beginners experimental film course or beginners moving image module from a fine art course. Passion for art is required as well as basic computer experience including, using a keyboard and mouse, opening applications, saving and retrieving files.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

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

You will experience a range of teaching styles to match your learning, including Demos, short lectures, individual and group assistance, peer feedback and course notes.
You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. You will receive an email 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
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?

You would be expected to have your own camera (or camera on your mobile phone) to capture video and the editing software Premiere Pro (or Da Vinci or Final Cut Pro) downloaded on your computer at the start of this online course. It would be useful to have a memory stick or portable hard drive to back up your work.
You will need an updated version of the software Premiere Pro (or Da Vinci or Final Cut Pro X) uploaded and functioning on your computer.
You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in sessions.
If you are using a tablet or mobile device you will need a microphone, and optionally a camera.
You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient Bandwidth for live sessions.

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

You can develop your skills further in Experimental Film Stage 3.

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

Monika Kita

Monika Kita is an artist and filmmaker. Video installation, sound and photography form her practice and works have been shown at festivals and exhibitions across the UK, Europe, and South America, including Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, BBC Shorts, East End Film Festival and Venice Biennale. Teaching is an integral part of her practice. Her flexible approach encourages connection between conception, making and materials, recognising spontaneity and liberation to be at the ‘beating heart’ of practice and pedagogy.

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.