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Introduction to Film Production

08 July 2024–12 July 2024, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Camera filming a cinema performance

Introduction to Film Production is a comprehensive 5-day short course designed for individuals eager to explore the art and craft of filmmaking.

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Who this course is for

This course is open to anyone who is interested in the subject. You don't need any particular knowledge or experience to attend. 

Course content and structure

The structure of the day is as follows:

Day 1: Storytelling Essentials  

  • Introduction to the importance of storytelling in filmmaking
  • Understanding story structure, character development, and plot  
  • Practical exercises to develop compelling story ideas 

Day 2: Producing / Directing  

  • Overview of preproduction processes and its significance  
  • Script breakdowns, storyboarding, and shot lists  
  • Budgeting and scheduling considerations  
  • Fundamentals of film direction  
  • Blocking and staging scenes effectively 

Day 3: Cinematography  

  • Introduction to camera equipment and terminology  
  • Framing, composition, and camera movement  
  • Lighting techniques and their impact on storytelling  
  • Hands-on exercises to practice basic cinematography skills 

Day 4: Sound  

  • Importance of sound design in filmmaking
  • Basics of recording and editing sound
  • Practical shooting exercise 

Day 5: Postproduction

  • Overview of the postproduction process
  • Introduction to editing software
  • Hands-on editing exercises  

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have gained a foundational understanding of the filmmaking process and acquired practical skills in storytelling, preproduction, directing, cinematography, sound, and postproduction.

You will be better equipped to pursue their interests in filmmaking or continue their learning in more advanced courses.  


You'll get a certificate of attendance on completing the course.

Costs and booking

Price per participant is £1,317 and it includes course materials.

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