Film Summer School

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A 3-week summer school available at:


On the 3-week adult film summer school 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 colleagues and plan films to be shot on DSLR.

Each day you will learn the elements involved in making films ranging from camera operating, sound, lighting, editing, screenwriting and how to work as a film crew. You will go through the process of filmmaking from script development to storyboard and then plan your shoot schedule.

A large portion of the course will involve editing, colour grading, sound mixing and advanced synch editing with Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Creative Cloud. Some experience with a film editing package will be beneficial and will ensure you get the most out of the three-week summer school.

Screen and Film School has multiple Mac suites fitted with industry software and a private editing suite. Our studio space offers the opportunity for building sets and shooting indoor scenes and Brighton itself has a wealth of great settings for your location shoots. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your interest in film and see where it may take you.

***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.***


A big thank you to the entire Screen and Film School team for a fantastic three weeks! I really enjoyed the summer course and I have learnt so much from all of the talented people who taught us and from the other people on the course itself.
Ben Vacher

Course Specification

Mode of attendance: Part-time

Length of course: 3 weeks

Campus delivery: Brighton

Start date: 9th August 2021

Progression

Students can progress directly onto the 9-month Filmmaking professional Diploma and then proceed into a career in the film, television and screen industry in areas such as producing, directing, screenwriting, sound, post-production, cinematography and first assistant directing.

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 £849 –  deposit of £500 is required to secure your place on the course.

This is a self-funded course.

Topics

DAY 1 CAMERA THEORY + LENSES. EXPOSURE TESTS

Morning : Introduction to camera / exposure theory. Colour temperature. Framing, depth of field, lens choice.

Afternoon: Camera practical. Shoot in small groups with long and wide lenses balancing depth of field, aperture, ISO shutter speed. View results at end of day.

DAY 2 CUT IN CAMERA + SIMPLE EDIT + SOUND INTRO

Morning: Plan and shoot a short mute chronological sequence using six shots. Incorporate the invisible cut + dynamic shot sequences.

Afternoon: Introduction to Editing. Assemble shot sequences. Sound Intro.

DAY 3 COVERING A SEQUENCE, PLANNING AND STORYBOARDING

Morning: Sound Practical. Group exercise shooting Interviews with each other. Synch Sound using FCPX

Afternoon: How to cover a scene effectively. Angles, cutaways, crossing the line

DAY 4 TEST SHOOT DRAMA SCENES WITH SYNCH SOUND

Morning: Make shot list / Storyboard for scenes. Rehearse Actors + Crew

Afternoon: Shoot two Test shoots for simple scenes with group split in half

DAY 5 CUT SEQUENCES AND PITCH STORIES FOR NEXT WEEK

Morning: Cut test shoots. Using Synch sound/ clapper – Advanced Synch Editing on FCPX

Afternoon: The Principals of Screenwriting. Ideas workshops and exercises to prepare for next week’s pitching, Pre – Pitching session

DAY 6 PITCH DAY

Morning: Students pitch individually or in Pairs. Crew-up for end of course short films

Afternoon: Pre –Production meetings with camera and sound tests. Casting and Locations

DAY 7 PLANNING THE SHOOT

Morning : ‘Working with Actors’ workshop using scripted dialogue and improvisation. Incorporating – Blocking , camera angles, coverage and continuity.

Afternoon: Final Script development. Pre –Production with Recces / Final Casting and Exercise editing – with advanced editing techniques using FCPX

DAY 8 TEST SHOOT DAY

Morning : Final Pre-Production documents assembled. Call sheets. Release Forms. Risk Assessment forms

Afternoon: Test shoots or pre-shoots on set / location or actors rehearsal. Volunteers – for next weeks “Shooting from the Hip” Quick Doc Project.

DAY 9 DRAMA SHOOT DAY 1

DAY 10 DRAMA SHOOT DAY 2

DAY 11

Morning: First Assembly of final films. Syncing and Workflow established

Afternoon: Documentary Team Assembled + Projects decided for ‘Shooting from the Hip’

DAY 12

Morning : Short Film viewings and an overview of editors workflow and technique with video material from Walter Murch. Short film viewings

Afternoon: All Students Editing Drama shorts and Exercises. Docs In Pre-production

DAY 13

Morning: Documentary Team on Location with ‘Shooting from the Hip

Afternoon: All Students on camera tests or Editing Drama shorts and Exercises

DAY 14

Morning: ‘Straight 8’ Cut in Camera exercise

Afternoon: All Students Editing Drama shorts and Exercises and Documentaries

DAY 15

Morning: Final cuts – Sound Mixing – Colour grading and outputting

Afternoon: Final Film Screenings from the course

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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