With all our beginners courses sold out well in advance we have put on an Extra One!
As our March Introduction to Digital Video week has been fully booked for some time we have put an extra course in April. The course will run weekend 8th & 9th April 2017, 10am-4.30pm.
We are also taking booking for our other beginners courses. The 3 Day Video Production weekday course runs 3rd, 4th & 5th May 2017 and Shooting Video evening course starts 23rd May (runs over seven Tuesday evenings plus two weekends)
All our Adult filmmaking, screenwriting and digital media courses can be found here. filmoxford.org/training
Details on the differences between the different Film Oxford beginner’s filmmakers courses below.
Introduction to Digital Video is a weekend “taster course”, if you want to dip your toe in the water to see if it is for you. It’s more laid back than Shooting Video and good computer skills are less important. You don’t make a finished film, as a weekend is too short for that, but you do lots of hands-on exercises. Many people do this course and then go on to Shooting Video.
- 3 Day Video Production Course, is a daytime weekday “taster course”, it is more “pacy” than Introduction to Digital Video . Learners on this course are given a commission to make a short promotional video or documentary about a local community organisation, or about a local creative person such as an artist or author. They learn basic skills in film planning, shooting and editing in order to make the film, and it gives a good overall understanding of the process. The finished film is put on our YouTube channel. Many people do this course and then go on to Shooting Video. We also run a women only version of this course once a year called Reel Women.
- Shooting Video is our main digital video production course for the confident beginner. It runs over 7 weeks with 7 evening classes plus two full days at weekends. It concentrates on making a narrative based digital video production (usually a short drama film, but sometimes a documentary). It looks at the whole filmmaking process rather than anything in great detail. This is a really good place to start, understand the basics and decide where to go next! Learners on Shooting Video have more class time and also meet outside of class to develop productions (as it is an evening class over 7 weeks). The learners all pitch their own idea for a film, and the best are voted by the learners to be made. The finished film is put on our YouTube channel, and is shown at a public screening (Open Screen).
(More info can be found on our Course Guide.)