This intensive course will introduce you to HD video production through a series of exercises and workshops. You will learn how to organise your ideas, plan and shoot sequences as well as develop your camera, sound and editing skills. By the end of the course you should have successfully shot and edited a short film project. This course is an ideal primer for those interested in starting out with filmmaking. As a student of Morley College you are also entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this.
Class format and activities
In this course you will be using digital video cameras, computers and video software. A busy and productive class taught in a professional, well-equipped studio. The class will be taught via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One to one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills and project work assigned to help you progress. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and lead group discussions around technical and creative subjects as well as provide assessment and feedback on your progress. Projects will regularly be given to allow for the sharing of your progress, some use of web-based presentation tools will be encouraged. Learning will be supported by course hand-outs, and the tutor will provide links to online resources. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience through discussion, show and tell, and group crit. The tutor will facilitate group discussions, and work with students one-to-one and in groups. Learning will be supported by course hand-outs, and the tutor will provide links to online resources.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience in film and video-making who want to learn new skills or explore new ideas. A keen interest in the subject is key to your success and the ability to attend the sessions regularly to get the most out of the course is desirable. As part of the course you will be asked to read tutorials, take notes, listen to instructions and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. This course can be taken alongside with any of our digital design, film and photography courses and will help you to gain the confidence you need when working with cameras and film making equipment. The best thing to bring with you is energy, enthusiasm and commitment!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
By the end of the course you will be able to
• Use digital video cameras
• Use basic post-production techniques (e.g. transitions, titles)
• Use sound for video production
• Plan and develop ideas for moving image sequences
• Use software to import and export video and other material
• Edit a short video project
• Work harmoniously as part of a team.
What you will need
To get the most from your learning it would be helpful to have your own camera and lens. Your camera should allow you access to manual controls for video shooting. We have a number of college cameras and other equipment for use in class time only. It would be helpful for you to bring a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive. This is for storage of media during the course and of your work at the end. If you are using software on your course it would be beneficial to your studies if you possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software.