Short Film Courses at Film Oxford – The Alternative, Affordable Film School
Film Oxford short film courses for adults (16+) are run by award-winning filmmakers, artists and digital creatives at subsidised prices. Learn the technical & creative skills you need to go on to write, create, direct, produce and distribute your own films and to develop creative skills. (Click on each course below for full details. Need help choosing? See Choosing a Course Guide.)
Taster Courses. Suitable for complete beginners in digital video, and animation. They are run at an easy pace and require no prior skills, other than basic computer skills.
Stop Motion Animation
Next course: Weekend 14th & 15th July 2018 10am-4pm - Places available
£125; £113 (early booking discount til 1st July); £94 concessions
Learn how to make your own stop motion animation films.
Introduction to Digital Video
Next course: Weekend 23rd & 24th June 2018, 10am-4.30pm - Places available
£122 (Early booking price if booked by 10th June), £132 Full Price, £105 concessions
A hands-on introduction to digital video cameras and editing for beginners.
3 Day Video Production Course
Next course: Wednesday 18th - Friday 20th April, 9.30am-2.45pm - FULLY BOOKED
£160; £144 (early booking discount til 8th April); £125 concessions
Learn how to make a film from start to finish.
Video Activists Course for community action & change
Next course: TBC - Please contact us to be kept informed firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how video can support your campaigns.
Beginners Courses. Suitable as follow-on courses from Level 1 tasters, or can be taken as first courses by confident learners.
Shooting Video – Our main beginners production course
Next course: Starts 15th May - 7 Tuesday evenings 7-10pm + 2 weekend days - places available
£262, £236 (early booking discount til 1st May), £196 concessions
Professionals will teach you the essentials of filmmaking, whilst you Shoot and Edit a short film over 8 weeks.
Introduction to Screenwriting
Next course: Weekend 19th and 20th May, 10am-4pm - places available
£125; £112 (10% early booking discount til 6th May); £97 concessions.
The Screenwriting Weekend is an introductory course for people planning their first screenplay or wanting to improve their screenwriting skills.
Adobe Premiere Editing
Next course: Weekend 21st & 22nd April, 10am-4.30pm - FULL email for reserve list
£162, £146 (early booking discount til 15th April), £122 concessions
Learn how to import footage and edit, explore transitions, titling, sound editing and effects on Adobe Premiere.
Creative VJ – Make music for your eyes!
Next course: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May, 11am-6pm - Only TWO places left
£155; £139 (early booking discount til 6th May); £116 concessions
Develop your VJ skills combining DJing, live cinema and the visual arts.
Final Cut Pro X
Next course: Weekend 2nd & 3rd June, 10am-4.30pm - places available
£165, £148 (10% early booking discount til 20th May), £129 concessions
Learn to use apple video editing software FCPX – import footage and edit, explore transitions, titling, sound editing and effects.
Introduction to Photoshop
Next course: Weekend 28th & 29th April, 10am-4pm - FULL - email to be added to the reserve list
£125, £112 (10% early booking discount til 15th April), £97 concessions.
Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to take your photography to the next level.
Intermediate Courses. Follow-on courses from Level 2 or aimed at learners with some experience. The pace of these courses is generally more intense and demanding.
Video Camera Course (4K & HD)
Next course: Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am-5pm - places available
£90 (Early booking price if booked by 3rd June), £100 Full Price, £75 concessions (can also be booked together with Lighting course the following day at a significant discount)
Video Camera Course (4k & HD) at Film Oxford is a one day pro-camera course with professional TV/Film cameraman and lighting director Graham Reed.
Next course: Sunday 17th June 2018, 10am-5pm - places available
£90 (Early booking price if booked by 3rd June), £100 Full Price, £75 concessions (can also be booked together with the Video Camera course the previous day at a significant discount)
This Lighting Workshop introduces the principles of using different professional lights, giving you the confidence to deal with diverse lighting situations.
Directing Drama for Film & TV
Next course: Weekend 9th & 10th June, 10am-6pm - places available
£166; £149 (10% early booking discount til 27th May); £132 concessions.
Learn how to be an effective Screen Drama Director with an award-winning director.
Adobe After Effects – Post-Production Video Effects
Next course: Weekend 12th & 13th May, 10am-5pm - places available
£159; £143 (10% early booking discount til 29th April); £120 concessions
This course is for low-budget filmmakers and those wanting to learn affordable tools for transforming their own footage.
Location Sound Workshop (for Film & TV)
Next course: Weekend 12th & 13th May 10am-5pm - places available
£166; £149 (early booking discount til 29th April); £132 concessions.
Improve your location sound mixing and recording techniques.
DSLR Cinematography (incl. Mirrorless cameras)
Next course: Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10am-5pm
£100; £90 (early booking discount til 20th May); £75 concessions
Shoot the best footage with DSLR or Mirrorless cameras. One day course with a professional.
Developing Documentaries weekend course
Next course: Weekend 7th & 8th July, 10am-4pm - places available
£135; £121 (early booking discount til 24th June); £100 concessions
Developing Documentaries will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge required to go on to research, develop, schedule and plan your own documentaries.
New Screenwriters Workshop
Next course: TBC - Sunday evenings, 8 sessions - email email@example.com to express an interest
£252 Full Price; £189 Concessions.
The New Screenwriters Workshop is a bespoke discussion-based workshop giving individual attention to each participant’s project from concept to finished script.
Film Producing on a Microbudget
Next course: Weekend - Run On Demand (email us to express an interest)
£125; £113 (early booking discount); £94 concessions.
Find out how to get your film made on a microbudget.
Tailor-made and advanced Courses
Film Oxford runs bespoke courses for organisations, businesses or individuals. If you want us to run a course for you that fits in with your schedule, whether at Film Oxford or your own premises, please get in touch. We can also run Advanced and Specialised courses upon request and also work with other organisations to deliver training.