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Filmmaking for Beginners

Filmmaking for Beginners

Filmmaking for Beginners is a crash course in filmmaking offering a fun and practical introduction for beginners.

Covering all the basics you need to get started: from setting up a camera, to developing a narrative, lighting scenes, recording audio and editing, our film course will encourage you to explore both the creative and technical elements of making your own films.

Our hands-on training is led by an industry filmmaker in professional central London studios, and will equip you with the skills and the confidence you need to get out shooting for yourself. During the lessons, you will be guided through a series of practical exercises in order to develop the fundamental knowledge you need to embark on a range of video projects.

You will learn the key principles of filmmaking using DSLR cameras, understanding how lens choices affect your shots, as well as how to make the most of your camera's settings, controlling ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, depth of field and much more. On this course you will be using Canon DSLR cameras. If you want to bring your own camera you should be familiar with its menu navigation, so that you can follow the rest of the class. 

Filmmaking for Beginners Course Content

During our Filmmaking Beginners course, you will cover:

  • Camera operation: learn to use DSLR cameras, widely used in the film industry
  • Shooting: capture different angles, and learn how to use them effectively in scenes
  • Narrative: learn visual storytelling techniques and how to storyboard a film
  • Lighting: explore different lighting techniques and how to use them when shooting
  • Recording sound: capture great audio
  • Editing: an overview of key editing techniques using Adobe Premiere
  • Equipment: become familiar with all the gear you need to make your own work

You will receive friendly feedback from your tutor throughout the course.

To find out the latest news about our film school, courses and workshops and to chat with past and present filmmaking students, you can join the City Academy Filmmaking Facebook Group.

Hear what our students have to say


Matt gave us condensed information, never stops! He instilled a can do attitude about making films.

George

Nicely structured and fast-paced, the tutor managed to give us a useful insight to the world of filmmaking!

Marina

Tutor was very friendly and helpful, he answered all questions and gave feedback and support along with valuable insight into the industry.

Rossella


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16 Nov - 14 Dec Mon 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £350.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
16 Nov - 14 Dec Mon 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £350.00
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13 Dec Sun 10:00-17:30 1 day Nathan Hannawin City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £195.00
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7 Jan - 5 Feb Thu 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £350.00
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20 Feb Sat 10:00-17:30 1 day Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £195.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Filmmaking for Beginners Venues


Filmmaking for Beginners tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOLS

Use state of the art filmmaking and post-production equipment to write, direct and edit a short film in the Adult Filmmaking Summer School

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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