Are you new to filmmaking? This intensive short course is the only one of its kind to provide the opportunity to shoot on either Super 16mm film (‘Carol’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘City of God’) or the professional standard digital camera, the Arri Alexa. In four weeks, you will take a film project from script to screen, gaining a comprehensive and invaluable grounding in the essential filmmaking principles and learn the cutting edge skills that equip you for an entry-level job in film or TV.
Work hands-on with current industry professionals offering high tutor to student ratios and over 30 hours of teaching each week. All our tutors are experts in their fields and include award-winning directors and producers.
“The Certificate course is absolutely brilliant! Experienced and knowledgeable teachers, very nice technical background and amazing support from the team. I got a month of real hands on experience and felt that everything I learnt will be useful in the industry...” Kornélia Kiss
Take a look at this behind-the-scenes footage of the students on set, shot just on an iPhone by Karim Naguib, one of our graduates.
Duration: 4 weeks, full-time
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)
Get a practical, industry-relevant introduction to filmmaking and make your own film using a professional standard Arri Alexa digital camera or on Super 16mm film in just four weeks.
Ideal for people new to filmmaking, this intensive and inspiring short course offers students a broad and invaluable grounding in the basic filmmaking principles. You will learn a range of industry relevant skills from working film and TV professionals and get the opportunity to take a project from script to shooting to finished film.
Working in small groups, you will produce a number of non-sync short films, shooting on Arriflex Super 16mm camera equipment, or digitally using the industry standard Arri Alexa. No other four-week film course in London gives you the opportunity to learn using this equipment.
The Arri Alexa camera has been used to shoot films such as 'Wolf of Wall Street', 'Rush', 'Paddington', 'Skyfall' & 'World War Z'.
Films shot on super 16mm film include, ‘Carol’, ‘City of God’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and ‘Black Swan’.
Our course tutors have extensive industry experience and include award-winning directors and producers.
Small class sizes mean that all students get the opportunities to pose questions to students, seek advice about the industry and build an understanding of their next steps in the industry.
Filmmaking Certificate students are introduced to essential filmmaking disciplines including:
Practical exercises will demonstrate:
Your finished films are showcased in the LFA cinema and you will receive a showreel DVD when you graduate.
Want to devote more time to learning in depth?
Students who successfully complete our Filmmaking Certificate receive fast-track entry onto our intensive Filmmaking Diploma along with other benefits and reductions on course fees – please contact us for more information.
To book your place on this course please:
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Apply by post/fax, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.
As the Filmmaking Certificate course is under 30 days, most visitors to the UK from outside of the EEA (non-EU countries) will be able to join the course on a Standard Tourist Visa (as long as studying is not the main purpose of your visit). Alternatively, international students from outside the EEA (non-EU countries) should obtain a Short-Term Study Visa to enter the UK.
Please see our Visa Information page for more in-depth information.
London Film Academy has been reviewed by QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) for Educational Oversight.
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