Film Summer School Juniors

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A 2-week summer school available at:


Do you want to learn how to make films? Screen and Film School presents this fun, creative and practical filmmaking Summer School for 15-17 year olds. This 2-week course will introduce you to digital cameras, an editing suite, the production process and working alongside like-minded creative people as you create and edit your first film.

On the Film Summer School Juniors, you will be taught by industry professionals who will show you how to bring your ideas and projects to life. You will form crews with your fellow students and, with our guidance, will plan your films to be shot on DSLR. You will go through the process of filmmaking from script development to storyboard and then plan your shoot schedule.

The summer school will give you the unique opportunity to work with professional actors, allowing you to experience the world of filmmaking first hand. You will use industry standard equipment and be taught by our amazing tutors all of whom have extensive experience in the film and television industry. Summer school students will create their own story-line and script giving them the independence to decide their own short film content.

The summer school is a terrific opportunity for you to start building a strong portfolio to take onto higher education interviews, share with friends and family or kick-start your showreel on Vimeo and YouTube.

***Please note that accommodation and food are NOT included. However, we are more than happy to help you find suitable accommodation based on your budget requirements and location.***

Course Specification

Mode of attendance: Part-time

Length of course: 2 weeks

Campus delivery: Brighton

Start date:  26th July 2021

Progression

Students can progress onto the 3-year BA Hons Filmmaking or BA Hons Film Business & Entrepreneurship after completing the relevant Level 3 qualification.

Course Fees

Because we’re an industry-led practical film school, we’re uniquely positioned to offer outstanding value and quality to all our students. Course fees are currently £499 –  deposit of £100 is required to secure your place on the course.

This is a self-funded course.

Topics

DAY 1 CAMERA THEORY + PRACTICAL, FRAMING & MIS EN SCENE
Welcome
Overview of course & expectations
Group Discussion: The first film we saw; Favourite film. What is film – STORY.
Camera exposure theory; ‘The Triangle – Controlling Light’
Camera practical groups of 3: ‘Scavenger Hunt’ Exercise
Regroup – look at images/footage and feedback
Looking at Film: Examples of excellence in Framing; Depth of Field; Lens choice
Mis en scene: What’s in the frame? Serving the Story
Groups of 4: Set Up a Scene to create a story; short shoot.
Regroup – look at footage and feedback

DAY 2 SOUND RECORDING + LIGHTING
Re-cap Day 1
Group discussion: Memorable sound
Looking at Film: Examples of use of sound to foreshadow / create atmosphere / build
tension / motif’s.
Sound Recording Demonstration
Groups of 3 – Capturing clean sound; recording dialogue, atmos, soundscape
Regroup, listen & feedback.
Story/Script: Any idea’s from students for short film?
Looking at SFS lighting kit.
Basic Lighting Introduction; High contrast, Low key, Shadows, Style
3 point lighting set up; Shoot simple Interviews using Clapperboard.
Introduction to Final Cut Pro

DAY 3 CUT IN CAMERA + SIMPLE EDIT + STORY
Re-cap Day 2.
Short film viewing.
Groups of 4: Plan and shoot a short chronological sequence in ten shots; the
invisible cut & dynamic shot sequences
Story & Character; Looking at Narrative Structure and the Role of Character (to move story along). Joseph Campbell’s Theory of Mythology
Exercises to generate story material and start writing in small groups/pairs
Editing; Assemble and view mornings shot sequences in FCPX

DAY 4 MAKING DRAMA & DIRECTING ACTORS
Re-cap Day 3.
Split group: Group A – Directing actors in studio with script.
Directing approaches & methods; etiquette on set; shoot short sequence.
Group B – Developing story ideas to pitch to group
Group changeover
Story pitch to group & vote

DAY 5 EDITING and PRE-PRODUCTION
Re-cap day 4
Pre Production for chosen shorts; storyboard, schedule, shot lists, props, casting, sourcing needs
Edit material made during the week in FCPX; group viewing of edits
Re-grouping; final checks – what do we need for next week? Crew up / roles.

DAY 6 SHOOT BEGINS!
Tie up any Pre-Production;
Final Casting
Set dress & lighting
Warm up shoot for Crews A & B (1.5 hours each to shoot cutaways / inserts)

DAY 7 SHOOT
Crew A shoot (crew B in supporting roles, clapper, boom etc)
Crew A shoot (crew B in supporting roles, clapper, boom etc)

DAY 8 SHOOT
Crew B shoot (crew A in supporting roles, clapper, boom etc)
Crew B shoot (crew A in supporting roles, clapper, boom etc)
Possible group A start editing

DAY 9 EDIT
Groups A & B all editing material in FCPX.
Finalise and view first assembly edits

DAY 10 SHOW & TELL
Finalise all Edits
Review of all work + Cakes

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to Screen and Film School, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 602070 or email [email protected].

 

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