Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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What is the course about?
We will look at examples of many different experimental films and begin to establish what makes them different to conventional narrative films and documentaries. You will get a chance to learn how to use a camera, create your own material and edit it to produce an original and imaginative film.
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 Pro X
- 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 a beginners’ course. You are expected to have a basic knowledge of using computers including how to open applications, navigate, open and save files. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Film courses.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each session there will be demonstrations, discussions and practical work, including both group and individual exercises, allowing for some individual tutorial support. Periodically there will be forum sessions where we will look at each other’s work to discuss different aspects of editing/ filmmaking in general and the post-production process. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Handbooks, manuals and worksheets are available.
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials and handouts. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in its digital film making studios.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
We recommend that you purchase removable storage (fast enough to edit video and at least 500GB) to collect and keep your data safe, though you will have your own account in class where you can accumulate your work from week to week.
You might also want to consider purchasing other books related to the subject of film making and editing. We will provide you with hand-outs and you can make use of books in the library.
Please note that a portable hard drive/USB stick if PC formatted can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer a range of courses in Editing with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve as well as After Effects CC at different levels to suit your needs. You can also develop your film making skills in courses in DSLR, HD and smart phone film making in a range of styles including Narrative, experimental, Documentary film making and Animation.
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.