April 2019 &
£7,500 + £100
Six-Month Independent Filmmaking
The Six Month Independent Filmmaking course is designed to provide students with hands- on, practical experience as an independent filmmaker. Students learn how to develop their own voice and style, whilst learning the key aspects of collaborative filmmaking, and the role of the Writer/Director. The emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’ and while there are no formal assessments on the programme, the exchange of feedback between tutor and student on each module is critical for student development throughout the course.
The programme lasts for 24 weeks and is split into three modules.
Module 1 - Group Film
Stage1 - October/November
In the Group Film, students focus on visual storytelling as they develop their understanding of the fundamental nature of narrative and cinema, and receive a solid foundation in essential technical skills. Topics covered at this stage include Directing, visual storytelling, casting, shootingon location and post-production.
Module 2 - Studio Film
Stage2 - November/December
This stage gives students the opportunity to develop, direct and edit a 1-2 minute film, shot in the Studio at the school. The focus is on directing a crew and actors and developinga communicable vision statement. Directors will learn how to prepare their approach thoroughly and how to communicate their vision with other Heads Of Departments and well as their cast. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding and ability to create, facilitate and direct ‘mise-en-scene’ i.e. Setting, Staging and Production Design.
Module 3 - Independent Film Project
Stage3 - January to April
With development of the final project script beginning in the first weeks of the course, by this stage students have a script that’s been developed to a workable draft. Once the project has been green-lit, after final script development and pre-production, students will have two days in which to shoot their films. The final weeks of the course are dedicated to post-production and feedback, with a screening event taking place at the end in our on-site Screening Theatre.
- Excellent practical tuition from working film industry professionals.
- Learn to shoot on Professional High Digital.
- Work on excess of 4 films during the course.
- Smallest class sizes.
- Learn not only to write and direct, but also how to work effectively in key crew roles.
- Meet high-profile working industry professionals who tutor on the course.
- New high-spec facilities including a fully air-conditioned studio.
- Free access to equipment and facilities outside of class time.