Develop your filmmaking
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VG165
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
Note: Course starts today, check start time
What is the course about?
This class is aimed at expanding your horizon and previous experiences. We will touch on some familiar ground in order to expand and deepen your understanding and practical experience, ranging from pre-production to post-production. Prepare to become professional!
What will we cover?
Camera operation - making the most of your camera
Storyboarding - a means to work out what works
Camera choreography – where to put your camera, and why
Capture audio – in camera or with a separate device
What is a good cut – how to spot the difference
Editing beyond the basics – content, structure, rhythm.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Feel comfortable with shooting essential set-ups/shot types with any camera
Identify essential storyboard elements to develop your story
Prepare a camera choreography for a scene
Use a separate audio recorder with your camera
Identify the difference between a successful cut and one that doesn’t ‘quite work’
Differentiate between at least 2 different story drivers.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a class that best suits people who already some knowledge and experience in film making and editing.
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 be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Ideally you will be working on your own external drive (fast enough for video editing and at least 500 GB).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are further editing courses and also specialist courses in modular subjects like colour correction or sound design. Also of interest may be courses looking at the more conceptual underpinnings of film making and the creation of meaning.
Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.
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.