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 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: [FULLY BOOKED - email firstname.lastname@example.org for reserve list] Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th September 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm
[FULLY BOOKED] £164; £147 (early booking discount til 9th September); £127 concessions
Learn how to make a film from start to finish.
Introduction to Digital Video
Next course: Weekend 26th & 27th October 2019, 10am-4.30pm - Places available
£135 (full price), £122 (early booking discount til 13th October), £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.
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 15th October 2019 - 7 x Tuesday evenings 7-10pm + 2 weekend days - Places available
£267, £240 (early booking discount til 1st October), £200 concessions
Professionals will teach you the essentials of filmmaking, whilst you Shoot and Edit a short film over 8 weeks.
Introduction to Adobe Lightroom
Next course: Weekend 23rd & 24th November 2019, 10am-4pm - Places 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.
iCreative Film Foundation
Next course: [TBC - email email@example.com 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
Final Cut Pro Editing
Next course: Weekend 30th November & 1st December 2019, 10am-4.30pm - Places available
£165, £149 (early booking discount til 17th November), £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 21st & 22nd September 2019, 10am-4pm - Only ONE place available
£128, £115 (early booking discount til 8th September), £99 concessions
Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to take your photography to the next level.
Introduction to Screenwriting
Next course: Weekend 5th & 6th October 2019, 10am-4pm - Places available
£128, £115 (early booking discount til 22nd September); £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: [FULLY BOOKED - email firstname.lastname@example.org for reserve list] Weekend 28th & 29th September 2019, 10am-4.30pm
[FULLY BOOKED] £166, £149 (early booking discount til 15th September), £124
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: Weekend 16th & 17th November, 10am-5pm - Places available
£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.
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
Next course: Weekend 23rd & 24th November 2019, 10am-6pm - Places 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.
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 3rd November 2019, 10am-5pm - Places available
£100, £90 (early booking discount til 20th October), £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 2nd & 3rd November 2019, 10am-5pm - Places available
£165, £149 (early booking discount til 20th October), £124 concessions
This course is for low-budget filmmakers and those wanting to learn affordable tools for transforming their own footage.
Next course: Weekend 26th & 27th October 2019, 10am-4pm - Places available
£138, £124 (early booking discount til 13th October), £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)
Next course: Weekend 12th & 13th October 2019, 10am-5pm - Places available
£165, £149 (early booking discount til 29th September), £132 concessions
Improve your location sound mixing and recording techniques.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.