Filmmaking: shoot and edit

Course Dates: 18/04/23 - 20/06/23
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn all the stages of film making from initial pre- production planning through to post production editing. Whatever genre interests you, this course will give you the essential skills to realise your own movie.
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Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00

Course Code: VG313

Tue, day, 18 Apr - 20 Jun '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is an excellent introduction to the world of video and film making. Covering all the essential steps necessary to make a film, ranging from getting an idea and storyboarding, how to use cameras to frame and record shots, to importing and editing clips in Premiere Pro CC to arrive at exporting your sequence as a movie.

What will we cover?

- Preparing an idea
- Storyboarding
- Framing your shot, camera angles and movement and their uses.
- Recording image and sound with an HD camera
- A basic introduction to Premiere Pro 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...

1. List at least 3 different steps necessary for the preparation of a project
2. Understand the basics of storyboarding
3. Recognise different framing and camera movements and their functions.
4. Shoot some footage with an HD video camera
5. Use basic editing techniques in Premiere Pro CC to edit a short film
6. Export your movie for use online.

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?

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?

Our high definition cameras and the latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can further develop your skills and interest in Film making through a range of courses at the City Lit in film making, editing with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Da Vinci Resolve and SFX with Adobe After Effects.
You can find the outlines of courses available by entering the subject you’re interested in in the search box of the City Lit website at

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.