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Digital Filmmaking: A Practical Introduction

City University London
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8 weeks
620 GBP
English
Part time
London
Next available date: 28/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
Digital Filmmaking: A Practical Introduction

Course description

Digital Filmmaking: A Practical Introduction

You will be introduced to rapidly developing digital formats, and the course takes you through the pre-production, production and post-production processes of making a short film. You will shoot on a professional digital camera and edit using Adobe Premiere film-editing software.

What will I learn?

You will gain an understanding of how the pre-production, production and post-production stages of digital filmmaking relate to each other creatively and practically. You will develop an understanding of the creative use of sound, camera and post-production techniques for your own film projects.

Initial classes on Visual Storytelling for directors will build knowledge of using the camera as a storytelling tool, which will then be put into practice in pre-visualising a scene that students will write during the first few weeks.

Under the supervision of two tutors you will then direct that scene during the practical shoot weekend in addition to taking on roles in camera and sound for other students shooting their scenes.

Important topics such as blocking action and maximising use of location form part of the process during the weekend.

During the final creative stage students will learn how editing further develops a story through pace and point of view.

Developing an understanding of the creative interconnection between the writing, shooting and editing stages underpins Digital Filmmaking course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

You need to be computer literate. Although not compulsory, a basic understanding through experience of filmmaking processes or related disciplines would be useful.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

  • Week 1: Directing - Writing a Brief.
  • Week 2: Directing.
  • Week 3: Cinematography.
  • Week 4: Production.
  • Shoot Weekend: (Camera provided: JVC GY-HM650E ProHD)
  • Week 5: Editing.
  • Week 6: Editing.
  • Week 7: Editing.
  • Week 8: Editing and final review.

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City University London

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