Are you new to filmmaking? This intensive short course is the only one of its kind to provide the opportunity to shoot on either Arriflex 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. (NB. Preferential Early Bird rates for bookings made in advance, make this the best value 4-week filmmaking course currently available.)
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4 weeks, 20 consecutive weekdays
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)
Get a practical, inspirational and gratifying introduction to filmmaking and make with your own film in just four weeks!
Ideal for people new to filmmaking, this intensive short course offers students a broad and invaluable grounding in the basic filmmaking principles. Over four weeks you will learn a range of industry relevant skills from working film and TV professionals and get the opportunity to take a project from concept to script to screen.
Working in small groups, you will produce a number of non-sync visual narrative short films, shooting exclusively on professional Super 16mm camera equipment (Arriflex) or Arri Alexa Digital. Collaborating with fellow students, actors and tutors builds confidence while concurrently offering networking opportunities and access to industry training on productions within LFA.
Our knowledgeable tutors are here to help, advise, support and encourage you throughout your time a London Film Academy, equipping students with the skills required to gain successful entry-level jobs in the film and TV industry.
Filmmaking Certificate students are introduced to essential filmmaking disciplines including:
- Casting and Auditioning
- Editing (Adobe Premiere)
Practical exercises will demonstrate:
- Key lighting techniques
- Directing professional actors
- Handling Arriflex Super 16mm film equipment or Arri Alexa digital equipment
- Understanding production organisation
Your finished films are showcased in the LFA cinema and you will receive a certificate of completion and a YouTube showreel link after you have graduated.
- Experience of a variety of on-set roles on student films under tutor supervision
- Understand the entire filmmaking process by working collaboratively to make a film using Super 16mm film equipment.
Want to devote more time to filmmaking? Students who successfully complete our Filmmaking Certificate receive fast-track entry onto our intensive Filmmaking Diploma and will save £2,100 on course fees.
- All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
- Minimum age 18
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18 March 2019 - 12 April 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,100.00
6 SPACES AVAILABLE
29 April 2019 - 24 May 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,100.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £1,950 Till 18-Mar-2019 )
03 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,100.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £1,950 Till 22-Apr-2019 )
Format: 16mm Film
01 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,100.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £1,950 Till 20-May-2019 )
29 July 2019 - 23 August 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,100.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £1,950 Till 17-Jun-2019 )
09 September 2019 - 04 October 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,300.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £2,050 Till 29-Jul-2019 )
Format: 16mm Film
14 October 2019 - 08 November 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,300.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £2,050 Till 02-Sep-2019 )
18 November 2019 - 13 December 2019
Course Fee: £ 2,300.00 ( Early Bird Fee - £2,050 Till 07-Oct-2019 )