Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VG153
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Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this online course you will understand the difference between an experimental digital film and a conventional narrative. On this practical course you will learn how to create and edit experimental films that challenge rather than cater to the expectations of the audience. You will explore a variety of medium in different formats to create engaging digital films that are innovative in both form and content.
Please note that the editing software taught on this version of the course course will be Premiere Pro CC. If you prefer you are welcome to use Final Cut Pro X 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.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Experimental Film and Video in a fine art context
- Capturing video and using some experimental techniques
- Conceptualising ideas
- Recording video
- Capturing and basic editing in Premiere Pro CC.
- Exporting your movie.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the difference between experimental film making and narrative film making practice.
- Conceptualise ideas
- Record video footage
- Perform some basic edits in Premiere Pro CC
- Export your sequence as a movie.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is designed as an introductory course but is suitable for any level. No previous film making experience is required but you should have 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?
Learners will be expected to join and participate in activities during the class on Zoom, using the software on their own computers with clips provided by the tutor. Hand-outs and other material will be shared on Google Classroom. Full details of this will be provided on enrolment and a reminder email sent out 3 days before the course starts. The more time you can spend practicing editing outside of the session the more you will benefit from what is taught in class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- You will need the latest version of Adobe Premier Pro uploaded and working on your computer.
- You will need access to a digital camera to enable you to shoot footage.
- You will receive an email at least 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address that is associated with your city lit account.
- As we use Google Classroom E-learning platform to share all tasks, notes, resources and demo videos, you will need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
- You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html.
- It would help (but is not essential) to use headphones with microphones as it will block out all room noise in sessions.
- You will need to ensure you have a good broadband connection.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further in our Digital Video Editing stage 3 and City Lit film forum courses.
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 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.