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The UK film and television industry is one of the world’s greatest providers of cinematic entertainment and requires  passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment.

As Hollywood invades our shores with recent productions of blockbusters such as The Batman, Indiana Jones 5, Fast and Furious 9, No Time To Die and Ridley Scott's The Last Duel; the demand for talent behind the camera is currently very high within this industry.

Ideal for those with an interest in pursuing film or media-related studies, this intense and fast-paced course will give you the chance to explore a variety of roles within the filmmaking process and develop an understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of making a film. Held at our Amersham Campus, the course will allow you to make use of our brand new 'industry standard' film and television studio as well as our computer suites and green screen facilities.

  • Date: 10 - 19th August 2021
  • Student Fees: £249 for BCG students  |  £490 for non BCG students
  • Location: Amersham Campus
  • Eligibility: This course is for students aged 16 - 22

Course Panels

  • Script development - Instructor: Nick Evans - Story structure and character development; dramaturgy
  • Cinematography - Instructor: Attila Kiraly - The camera as a storytelling tool, Rec. 709 vs. Log, the theory of cinematic storytelling, lighting for film and TV
  • Sound - Instructor: Chris Bunce - Sound recording and sound design in fiction film production

Course structure

1. Pre Production (2 Days)   -   10 - 11th August  2021

Students to work in the following areas: a series of lectures and workshops including:

  • Storyboarding
  • Technical and creative pre-production
  • Script development
  • Set-building
  • Understanding professional facilities, inclusive of facilities, editing programmes, recording equipment, lens selection and operation.
  • Talent casting
  • Test shoot

2. Production of Individual Project (3 Days) - 12 - 16th August 2021

Course members will produce a short film/drama which they will edit. The drama will be based on a given theme and template using a specially designed interior set as the main story location. Two professional actors will be on hand to be utilised effectively. Filming to take place within college interiors, appropriate exteriors and in the college’s TV studio on a group rotational format.

3. Post Production (3 Days) - 17 - 19th August 2021

These post-production days will include industry-standard tutoring on the following relevant programmes, so students will be able to edit visuals, color correction, colour grading, creative editing, technical editing and sound design, which will introduce the students to foley, editing speech, understanding use of music, etc

  • Basic FCP
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Adobe Creative Suite

4. Post-course mentoring  (Extra/Additional cost) 

  • The course will offer one-to-one bespoke industry interview preparation, including workshopping, role-playing, observation and feedback.
  • Monthly mentoring sessions for 6 months post-course will be available to continue skills progression and industry professional development - specifically to highlight employment opportunities and increase sector knowledge.

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