Film making: intensive

Course Dates: 23/04/20 - 09/07/20
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Peter Leverick

Do you want to be a film maker? If so, this course will give you the core skills to allow you to work from your initial concept through to seeing your work on the screen. It provides a comprehensive overview of the input required to develop, shoot and screen to a professional entry level standard.


What is the course about?

This course studies the core elements of film making from the initial idea to the final screening including all the major technical, organizational and creative aspects of storytelling for film. It provides a comprehensive overview of the input required to develop, shoot and screen to a professional entry level standard.

What will we cover?

• Who is involved in making a film and their specific jobs?
• Technology and how it has influenced the decisions we make.
• Cameras and lenses and how they function. The importance of the visual image as our primary storytelling tool.
• Studio and location lighting for film and TV
• Sound recording and the importance of the audio for film and TV.

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

Gain a working knowledge of these crucial elements of filmmaking.
• Script and storytelling
• Casting and the actor’s point of view.
• The challenges facing the director.
• Visualisation and breaking down a scene. How much do we shoot? What to shoot and when?
• Camera planning and shot lists
• Production planning, scheduling and the importance of organisation
• Budgeting, funding and screening options
• Editing, soundscape and score along with the post production structure.

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

Some experience in any of the various aspects of filmmaking is useful. This intensive course will provide the insight you need and develop your confidence and ability.

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

A current industry professional who bring hands on experience of the positives and pitfalls of the
filmmaking process, including examples of recent scripts to final screenings for class project material.

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

You may need materials during the course and will be advised throughout the course.

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

Film making for the big screen.
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Tutor Biographies
Douglas Rollins

Doug is an award winning director and filmmaker. He spent 23 years as an actor appearing as a central character in over 55 TV and film commercials. He appeared in shows such as Love Hurts, EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, The Knock, The Bill, and Torchwood. A career change to the other side of the camera came from being mentored by TV director Nigel Douglas, and Doug has since directed award-winning shorts such as The Double Deal and Now Retired. Teaching and instruction has always played a major part in what I do. I had the pleasure of joining City Lit in 2012 and it has been a wonderful experience, passsing on my particular industry skills, tips and tricks to such a wide cross section of adult students. It is a challenge when you have teenagers and octogenarians in the same class! Doug is also a visiting director at The International School of Screen Acting, Cygnet Theatre School, and for over 15 years developed the highly regarded screen acting course at Court Theatre Training Company. He takes specialist courses in Acting in Commercials along with tutoring screen directors and actors, bringing his passion, enthusiasm and broad range of industry experience.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: DMP002

Thu, day, 23 Apr - 09 Jul '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £449.00
Senior fee: £449.00
Concession: £274.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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