London Film Academy

Documentary Filmmaking Certificate

If you have an idea for a documentary and want to turn your dream into reality, this intensive, 6-week course will provide the grounding you need to transform your initial concept into a gripping factual film. With hands-on training from practising documentary professionals, you will gain all the skills you need and make your own collaborative documentary ready to pitch and package to the industry.

You'll work with broadcast quality digital cameras and learn and develop your skills in cinematography and sound. Hone your editing skills with Adobe Premiere Pro before you pitch your final project to a panel of documentary industry professionals.

Supporting the Safety of Our Students during COVID-19

At London Film Academy, students are at the heart of everything we do and our priority is first and foremost the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and tutors.

Find out how the LFA is continuing to deliver practical courses safely

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

6 weeks, 30 consecutive weekdays
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)

Key Features

  • Promote your documentary projects through pitching and writing treatments
  • Gain practical and paper-based skills and experience to apply to your own future documentaries
  • Targeted exercises develop new and existing camera and sound abilities
  • Learn documentary research methodologies and how to apply them
  • Gain an understanding of the different sectors of the documentary industry
  • Receive hands-on training from practising documentary industry professionals
  • Work in small groups with excellent tutor-to-student ratios
  • Group feedback sessions, mentoring and technical support enhance your learning and your individual project needs
  • Work with broadcast-quality digital cameras and edit using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Pitch final projects to a panel of documentary industry professionals
  • All final documentary film projects are screened
  • Benefit from studying and networking within a top professional film academy to increase your contacts and knowledge of the filmmaking process

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COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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UPCOMING COURSE DATES

We are currently working on the programme for 2023 and will publish the dates soon.

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