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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.  

Spread the cost

Interest-free payments to suit you.,

At City Academy we have a large range of payment options, from PayPal Credit to Direct Debit we can arrange a payment plan for you. Find out more about spreading the cost of your courses by contacting a member of the team today.  

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

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9 Aug - 13 AugMon10:00-17:005 daysMatt TaylorCity Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave.£745.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

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 if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

DATEDAYTIME (GMT)DURATIONTUTORVENUEPRICEBOOKING
9 Aug - 13 AugMon10:00-17:005 daysMatt TaylorCity Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave.£745.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

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 if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

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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