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Introduction to Filmmaking – Essential Techniques

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In-Person / Workshop
Ended last Sep 24, 2019
GBP  295.00


Want to learn the essentials of filmmaking in a 1 day workshop?
This course will equip you with the basic tools you need to start your journey in film and hit the ground running. You will work closely with industry professionals in a small group to devise, shoot and edit a piece of film footage.

This introduction to filmmaking course is intensive, creative and highly practical. It has been designed for people who want a crash course in all aspects of the filmmaking process.

By the end of the course you will have developed your filmmaking skills and experienced working in collaboration with like-minded filmmakers to create a short film.

For Businesses

Customers and audiences are interacting with videos today more than ever before. Video has a compelling way of engaging your target audience in turn making it vital to boost and expand your video marketing skills to connect with your audience.

You can do this course both on-site at our Delapre Abbey, Northampton venue or off-site in your office, place of work or a location of your choice. This introduction to filmmaking course is ideal as an innovative and dynamic team building activity and CPD.

Contact us for information about off-site and team building experiences.


Morning Session 9.30am-1.00pm

  • General introduction to filmmaking and how to run a successful production
  • An introduction to the filmmaking equipment; the essential kit you’ll need to get started and the roles of the film crew
  • Health & Safety Briefing. 
  • Brainstorming session to generate ideas and discussion of how to achieve your goals through film
  • The importance of Narrative and Storyboarding- how it can enhance your film
  • Location scouting- the do’s and don’ts
  • Tips and shortcuts to enhance your film

Making a short Film

The best and most rewarding way for a group to learn filmmaking is by making a short film. Therefore this part of the morning session will be dedicated to making a film using some of the methods and ideas outlined at the beginning of the session.
Our work with the group is very ‘hands on’ and each member will have an important role to play as part of the crew e.g. operating the camera, sound equipment, clapper board etc. Crew roles will be rotated as much as possible so that the group will experience every aspect of the process.

The group will use broadcast quality equipment and state of the art technology and be mentored by a professional director (Gary Halliday) and one of our team of senior Camera Operator/Mentors.

Lunch 1.00pm-2.00pm

Afternoon Session Editing Workshop 2pm-4.30pm

We will demonstrate to how the footage shot in the morning session together with music can be crafted into an engaging, entertaining and informative short film.

The finished film will be uploaded to our social media channels and will be available for student’s to upload to their channels.

A handout covering the workshop will be given to all students.

There will be the opportunity for a Q&A session with our mentors.


Gary Halliday- Director UK Film School

Jonathan Tompkins- Senior Mentor UK Film School


No. of Days: 1
Total Hours: 6
No. of Participants: 12
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UK film school is the leading film school for highly practical and creative film courses that guide students in their journey into the industry and equip them with the skills needed to produce professional films and moving content.

We have been delivering courses for over 10 years and our residential film school for young people attracts students from all over the world.

All our mentors are experienced,  industry professionals who are highly skilled in mentoring students in all aspects of the filmmaking process. They have all undergone safeguarding checks and training. 

Our courses are practical, creative and career focussed; we can advise and assist with job and college applications, provide references, work experience and first hand career advice.

UK Film School
United Kingdom
01604 407771
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