Create a short film in a day
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VG149
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This short fast paced course is an excellent taster course for those wishing to enter the world of filmmaking. You will be taught some basic film making skills including, composition, camera movement and their meanings, 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 uses of different framing and camera movement.
- Understand some of 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 workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual advice and guidance as well as hand-outs. You will be expected to work individually and (safely) in groups.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The latest professional software and equipment are available for you to use in class throughout the course. It would be useful to have a memory stick or portable hard drive to store your work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further in Narrative film making, Experimental film making and a range of editing courses for all levevels. You can also develop skills in compositing through our Start filming and compositing with green screen course.
David Kline is an award winning filmmaker with experience as a scriptwriter, producer, director and editor. He started in film work assisting US actor, writer, director and producer Laurence Fishburne with a screen adaptation of Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' for Warner Brothers which was optioned. David has worked as a script reader for several UK film agencies including Scottish Screen and Northern Ireland Screen. He co-wrote the feature film screenplay, 'Housejackers,' with journalist Brian McGleenon, which was green lit by Northern Ireland Screen for production in early 2022. David has written numerous short film scripts and produced several, including, 'Game Over,' a co-write with Director Adam Jenkins. The film won the Film and Media Insurance short film competition 2019 and won the horror / suspense category at the Ealing Film Festival 2020. It received official selections for the LA Shorts International Film Festival 2018 and London Short Film Festival 2019. David also wrote, produced and directed, 'On the edge,' which won Best Drama (Diamond award) at the European Independent Film Awards summer 2018.
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.