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Filmmaking Summer School

Filmmaking Summer School

On our Filmmaking Summer School, you will use state of the art filmmaking and post-production equipment to write, direct and edit your own short film. All based in a Central London studio.

Under the guidance of industry professionals, you will spend time exploring elements of visual storytelling and learn the fundamentals of the entire filmmaking process from storyboarding to editing.

Looking at industry examples from indie to blockbuster films, you will get a thorough understanding of different genres and how they will influence your own film. You don’t need any prior experience to join our Summer School programme as you will be starting from scratch in each area of the filmmaking process.

FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE CONTENT

During our filmmaking summer course you will:

  • Develop a thorough overview of film genres
  • Learn various camera techniques
  • Learn various lighting techniques
  • Learn about cinematography
  • Storyboard your film, learning to develop a story
  • Gain knowledge of film editing techniques

When

This course takes place over 5-consecutive days

Where

The course takes place in professional central London film, TV and creative studios

What will you do?

What will you do?

Over the 5-days you will learn about the development of your ideas through the medium of film. You will be taught by our industry professional tutors and learn both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking that are crucial for getting out there and making your own films. 


As a group, you will devise a script which you will then film as a group creating a short film using everything you have learnt within the week.  

General Course Content includes

Over the 5 day course, our tutors will break down the technical aspects of filmmaking into understandable chunks

Development

• Developing a Story: Conflict, Character, Resolution

• Story Conventions: Genre

• Story Conventions: Seven Basic Plot Types

• Story Conventions: Structure

• Story Conventions: Structure Worksheet

• Screenplay Format

Preproduction

• Anatomy of Film Production: Crew roles and responsibilities

• Storyboarding - visualising the script

• Preproduction Checklist

Production

• Framing

• The DSLR - Exposure Triangle

• Aperture and Shutter Speed

• ISO and Depth of Field

• Focal Length and Lens Angle

• Moving the Camera

• Lighting

• Production Equipment

• Working with Actors

• Directing - the 180 Degree Rule

• Editing Shortcuts 

CLASSES STARTING SOON

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
5 Sep - 9 Sep Mon 10:00-17:00 5 days (Monday - Friday) Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £745.00
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DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
5 Sep - 9 Sep Mon 10:00-17:00 5 days (Monday - Friday) Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon £745.00
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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.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 5 days before the start of your booking.

We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 5 days 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.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
5 Sep - 9 Sep Mon 10:00-17:00 5 days (Monday - Friday) Matt Taylor City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon £745.00
Sold Out Add to waiting list

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.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 5 days before the start of your booking.

We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 5 days 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.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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.

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