Film Summer School
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.***
Mode of attendance: Part-time
Length of course: 3 weeks
Campus delivery: Brighton
Start date: 9th August 2021
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.
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.
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
Morning: First Assembly of final films. Syncing and Workflow established
Afternoon: Documentary Team Assembled + Projects decided for ‘Shooting from the Hip’
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
Morning: Documentary Team on Location with ‘Shooting from the Hip
Afternoon: All Students on camera tests or Editing Drama shorts and Exercises
Morning: ‘Straight 8’ Cut in Camera exercise
Afternoon: All Students Editing Drama shorts and Exercises and Documentaries
Morning: Final cuts – Sound Mixing – Colour grading and outputting
Afternoon: Final Film Screenings from the course
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].