Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VG169
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this 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 course will be Final Cut Pro X. If you prefer you are welcome to use Premiere Pro 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 experimental techniques
- Conceptualising ideas
- Recording video
- Capturing and editing footage in Final Cut ProX
- 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 from a range of resources.
- Edit your sequence in Final Cut Pro X
- 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?
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 in Film and Animation.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You would be expected to have your own camera to capture video and the editing software Final Cut Pro X (or Da Vinci or Premiere Pro) downloaded on your computer at the start of this online course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick or portable hard drive to back up your work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further in VG259 Digital Video Editing stage 3 and VG228 City Lit film forum
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.