Short Film Courses

Short Film Courses at Film Oxford – the Alternative, Affordable Film School

Our short film courses for adults (18+) are led 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.

(Click on each course below for full details. Need help choosing? See our Course Guide.)

Taster

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.

3 Day Video Production Course

Next course: Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th January 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - Places available

£160; £144 (early booking discount til 13th January); £125 concessions

Learn how to make a film from start to finish.

Introduction to Digital Video

Next course: Weekend 29th February & 1st March 2020, 10am-4.30pm - Places available

£135 (full price), £122 (early booking discount til 16th February), £105 (concessions)

A hands-on introduction to digital video cameras and editing for beginners.

Stop Motion Animation

Next course: Weekend 14th & 15th December 2019, 10am-4pm - Places available

£128, £115 (early booking discount til 1st December), £98 concessions

Learn how to make your own stop motion animation films.

Women’s 3 Day Video Production Course

Next course: Monday 9th - Wednesday 11th March 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - Places available

£160; £144 (early booking discount til 24th February); £125 concessions

A women only version of our 3 Day Video Production Course beginners course (part of the International Women’s Festival).

Beginner

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 Tuesday 4th February 2020 - 7 x Tuesday evenings 7-10pm + 2 weekend days - Places available

£267, £240 (early booking discount til 21st January), £200 concessions

Professionals will teach you the essentials of filmmaking, whilst you Shoot and Edit a short film over 8 weeks (33 hours of teaching)

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Next course: Weekend 23rd & 24th November 2019, 10am-4pm - only ONE place available

£128, £115 (early booking discount til 10th November 2019), £99 concessions

Learn Adobe Lightroom, which is photo management and non-destructive photo editing software, combined into a single tool.

Creative VJ – Make music for your eyes!

Next course: [FULLY BOOKED - email office@filmoxford.org for Reserve List] Weekend 16th & 17th November, 10am-5pm

[FULLY BOOKED] £155 full price, £139 (early booking discount til 3rd November), £116 concessions

Learn to VJ – create and mix live visuals for dance clubs, festivals, gigs and art projects.

Introduction to Screenwriting

Introduction to Screenwriting weekend course at Film Oxford

Next course: Weekend 8th & 9th February 2020, 10am-4pm - Places available

£128, £115 (early booking discount til 26th January); £99 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 25th & 26th January 2020, 10am-4.30pm

£166, £149 (early booking discount til 12th January), £124 concessions

Learn how to import footage and edit, explore transitions, titling, sound editing and effects on Adobe Premiere.

Introduction to Photoshop

Next course: Weekend 1st & 2nd February 2020, 10am-4pm

£128, £115 (early booking discount til 19th January), £99 concessions

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to take your photography to the next level.

Final Cut Pro Editing

Final Cut Pr weekend Film Oxford

Next course: Dates TBC - email office@filmoxford.org to express interest.

£165, £149 (early booking discount), £129 concessions

Learn to use apple video editing software FCPX – import footage and edit, explore transitions, titling, sound editing and effects.

iCreative Film Foundation

Next course: [TBC - email geron@filmoxford.org to express an interest]

£30 (materials charge) - this can be waived in certain circumstances.

Introduction to filmmaking over 6 days for 20 – 25 year olds

Intermediate

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.

Directing Drama for Film & TV

Directing Drama for Film & TV weekend course with Simon Hook

Next course: Weekend 23rd & 24th November 2019, 10am-6pm - only ONE place available

£166, £149 (early booking discount til 10th November), £132 concessions

Learn how to be an effective Screen Drama Director with an award-winning director.

Lighting Workshop

Film Oxford lighting course

Next course: Sunday 1st December 2019, 10am-5pm - Places available

£100, £90 (early booking discount til 17th November), £75 concessions

This Lighting Workshop introduces the principles of using different professional lights, giving you the confidence to deal with diverse lighting situations.

Video Camera Course (4K & HD)

Next course: Saturday 30th November 2019 10am-5pm - Places available

£100, £90 (early booking discount til 17th November), £75 concessions

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.

DSLR Cinematography (incl. Mirrorless cameras)

Next course: Sunday 29th March 2020, 10am-5pm - Places available

£100, £90 (early booking discount til 15th March), £75 concessions

Shoot the best footage with DSLR or Mirrorless cameras. One day course with a professional.

Adobe After Effects – Post-Production Video Effects

Next course: Weekend 22nd & 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm - Places available

£165, £149 (early booking discount til 9th February), £124 concessions

Learn Adobe After Effects – leading software solution for creating animation, motion graphics and visual effects.

Developing Documentaries

Developing Documentaries course at Film Oxford with Andi Reiss

Next course: Weekend 8th & 9th February 2020, 10am-4pm - Places available

£138, £124 (early booking discount til 26th January), £104 concessions

Developing Documentaries will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge required to go on to research, develop, schedule and plan your own documentaries.

Location Sound Workshop (for Film & TV)

Film Oxford Location Sound Recording weekend course

Next course: Weekend 22nd & 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm - Places available

£165, £149 (early booking discount til 9th February), £132 concessions

Improve your location sound mixing and recording techniques.

New Screenwriters Workshop

Next course: Dates TBC - email office@filmoxford.org to express 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.

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.

Bespoke training for organisations or groups.

Contact Richard Duriez to discuss your needs office@filmoxford.org

Bespoke training for organisations, businesses and individuals.

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