Hands-On Film Making Summer Course

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Program Description

The UK film industry continues to be one of the world’s greatest providers of cinematic entertainment, and asks for passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment. It is a vibrant and buoyant industry offering more job opportunities than ever before.

An exciting and fast-paced course in which you will get to explore a variety of roles within the film making process.

Working in small groups you will develop a screenplay, shooting script and storyboard for a short fiction film, taking part in pre-production tasks such as casting, and developing a narrative, before beginning the live film shoot and post-production sessions.

You will have the opportunity to work with live actors on set and learn the art of directing; finished films will be screened at the end of the course for group critique and to add to your show reel.


Develop & understand storytelling principles & strategies specific to the short fiction film

Enhance understanding of narrative techniques; how to communicate visually & respond creatively to a brief

Produce a short fiction film & understand the process from storyboard through to finished screening

Opportunity to explore different roles of a film crew, understanding film crew responsibilities & skills

Understanding film technical processes & cinematic terminology (e.g. mise-en-scène, editing, sound, etc.)

Explore industry standard film equipment and best practice

Develop reflective skills to critique own and others' work

What`s Included

• Create a short film from initial idea through to post production
• Learn the fundamentals of film-making
• Storyboard Development: Narrative Techniques
• Script Writing and Developing Drafts
• Production Design 
• Casting and Rehearsals
• The Art of Directing; Working with Actors 
• Lighting a Scene
• Camera Angles and Shot Selection 
• 2 – 3 Days Live Film Shooting
• Editing and Post Production techniques
• Sound Editing
• Film screening with group critique


Comm. (Radio, TV, & Film), Film, Filmmaking

Program Locations

Poole, United Kingdom

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Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
  • United Kingdom: Poole
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