Create a short film in 5 evenings

Course Dates: 06/10/21 - 03/11/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Have you always wanted to make a film but didn’t know where to start? This course will guide you through
all the film making processes including scripting, filming, recording sound, editing and exporting your own
short film.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00

Course Code: VG147

Wed, eve, 06 Oct - 03 Nov '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

On this short intensive course, you will explore how to construct an exciting story, experiment with different shots and camera movements, and get to grips with recording and editing technology, producing your own professional-looking short movie. An excellent introduction for those wishing to begin a career in filmmaking or start their personal film making practice.

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?

-An overview of planning, pitching and scripting the idea.
- Film language including shot descriptions, camera movement and their uses.
- The function and importance of the different stages of production.
- Editing in DaVinci Resolve software. An introduction to the software and to a range of established editing techniques.
- Exporting for exhibition and how to deliver your final film across multi-platforms ranging from YouTube, Vimeo
or Facebook to networks and festival runs.

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

- Write a script in the correct format.
- Understand framing and composition.
- Use a range of digital technologies to record images and sound.
- Use basic editing techniques in DaVinci Resolve 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. You are expected to have some basic computer skills including opening applications, navigating, opening and saving files.

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

You will be taught online using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and handouts. Please note that access to a computer is required for editing with DaVinci Resolve software.
You will need to dowload the software before joining the first session (technical requirements: 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 8 GB is the minimum supported, Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite or Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit).

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

You are expected to have a camera that can record video. Alternatively, you can use your own mobile phone.

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

You can develop your skills further in a range of film making courses and digital video editing courses or you can complement your skills in a range of short courses in After Effects and animation.

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.