Experimental filmmaking

Course Dates: 03/07/22 - 24/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Learn about the differences between experimental film and conventional narrative. Begin to create digital films that challenge rather than cater to conventional expectations. Explore how to create original material in both form and content.
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Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £176.00

Course Code: VG170

Sun, day, 03 Jul - 24 Jul '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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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, like exercises both in the group and individually, allowing for some individual tutorial support. Periodically there will be forum sessions were 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 Digital arts, Graphics & Illustration and Photography.

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

We recommend for you to 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 also provide you with a range of 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. CDs/DVDs are available.

Lily Markiewicz Tutor Website

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.