Introduction to Filmmaking – the online course is a seven-session, interactive beginners’ course for Adults (18+) who want to start learning and developing skills in all areas of filmmaking. This interactive course, led by a pro filmmaker, runs on Zoom over seven weeks with 90-minute sessions for a maximum of 10 learners (10.5 hours contact time). Note there is a 2-week break over the Easter holidays.
Introduction to Filmmaking – online course is a fun and flexible, hands-on introduction to using Smartphones, Camcorders, DSLR, Video Cameras and editing for beginners. You will better understand how to film a video from start to finish, using different equipment, planning, filming, and editing your videos on free professional video editing software.
The course will rely on homework and forum discussions to make the most out of the course; practice makes perfect!
Previous filmmaking experience is not required for this beginners’ course, except you must have good general computer skills and a reasonably modern computer (for video editing). You must have access to a smartphone, DSLR or other type of video camera.
Who is “Introduction to Filmmaking” Online course aimed at?
This online course is for anyone interested in the art of filmmaking. At the end of the course, you will know about different equipment used in filmmaking; you will be able to film interviews and B-roll. You will recognise which tools to use for your workflow. Finally, you can plan a video from start to finish and create a story to share with your friends or online.
Sessions are run on Zoom and are recorded so you can catch up on missed sessions or watch again. Our online platform allows you to access the course resources, handouts and videos 24 hours a day. There is also a forum where you can post questions for your tutor, links to the work you produce, and interact with your classmates outside of class time. Learners must be Adults (18+).
Tutor – Introduction to Filmmaking online course
Introduction to Filmmaking online course outline:
Session One – Introduction to film equipment – 7.30pm – 9pm – 5th March 2024
Using different types of cameras and audio, apps and others.
Session Two – Introduction to film making. – 7.30pm – 9pm – 12th March 2024
Different Shot types, camera angles. Understanding Exposure, focus and white balance.
Session Three – Planning content for your video – 7.30pm – 9pm – 19th March 2024
Planning a video, getting ideas, research, script and more.
Session four – Filming an interview and lighting – 7.30pm – 9pm – 26th March 2024
How to film and light an interview.
There is a two-week break over Easter where you can practice and catch up on homework!
Session five – Introduction to basic editing using DaVinci Resolve – 7.30pm – 9pm – 16th April 2024
Importing media, viewing, making selections of your videos and basic editing tools.
Session six – Continuing Editing– 7.30pm – 9pm – 23rd April 2024
Adding titles and music and exporting your video.
Session seven – Feedback and questions– 7.30pm – 9pm – 30th April 2024
Discussion on any topic related to Filmmaking and your steps.
Early booking discount & concessions
Early Booking – Book early to get a 10% reduction on the full-price course fee (usually two weeks before the course start date, but it may vary).
Concessions eligibility for online courses – UK-based Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits. Evidence is required, such as a student card, NHS staff card or benefits letter.
Means-tested benefits – JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits & Universal Credit.
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