Why Screen and Film School

Our five-year guarantee

When you graduate from Screen and Film School, you remain a part of our community, with all the benefits this brings for a period of up to 5 years. Our extensive network of industry contacts will support and inform your successful progression into your chosen career path, and we continue to work to support you after you have left.

We have created an alumni community which will provide you with access to industry, opportunities to attend a wide range of events and forums and enjoy life long membership of our Linkedin Screen and Film School Alumni Community. As well as career support, you will be able to benefit from discounts on our short professional courses, to ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest developments, or should you wish to expand your skills set.

Our alumni play an active part of film school, in supporting, engaging and recruiting from the next generation of filmmakers, membership of the alumni community brings with it opportunity, as well access to fellow graduate professionals and new emerging talent. A continuous cycle of industry professionals, communicating, collaborating and evolving.


“I have no words to describe how thankful I am for having had the opportunity to be a student at SFS. Not only for the learning experience but also for opening a path which I never thought I would have the chance to step on. I have now started my freelance job which I’m very excited about. Thank you for your help and your encouragement to look for employment in the film industry"
Screen and Film School graduate


Graduate benefits

Industry networking events, supported by our 50+ industry companies and professionals

Invitations to screenings, Q&A’s, guest lecturers and masterclasses

Screen and Film School Alumni Community LinkedIn membership

Dedicated Industry Liaison Manager and team

Job opportunities through our extensive network of industry partners

Discounts on professional short courses, to ensure your skills remain up-to-date & relevant

Screen and Film School has fantastic links with professional companies and our industry partners Panavision and Panalux support us in the loan and donation of high-end kit. Below is a PDF with a list of some of the equipment that our students use during their course.

At the heart of the film school are two fully working 18 x 12ft sets with lighting rigs and flats. The sets are flexible spaces that can be dressed and adapted to the requirements of each shoot, working alongside our Art Department to create your perfect scene.

We pride ourselves on being one of the very few education providers to teach you on both digital and film cameras. We have a large range of film and digital equipment, including dollies, jibs, tracks and a slider. The film school’s editing software includes Final Cut Pro X and Adobe.

Screen and Film School kit list

Cameras

Canon EOS R
Sony A7S
Panasonic Lumix GH4 Blackmagic Pocket 4K

Cine Cameras

Arri Alexa Mini
Sony FS7
Canon C300 MKII Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro RED Raven
Kinefinity TERRA 4K Panavision Panaflex Gold II Arri SR3 Super 16

Camera Grip

DJI Ronin 2
DJI Ronin
DJI Ronin S
Lanparte Cine Rig Chameleon Dolly Elemack Spyder Dolly Skateboard Dolly
6FT Dolly Track
Ronford Baker Tall, Medium and Short Legs MOY Gear Head
Fluid 4 Head
Heavy Duty Jib
Hague Junior Jib
Cartoni Tripod
Manfrotto Tripod
Vinten Tripod

Lenses

Zeiss CP.3 Lens Kit
Zeiss CP.2 Lens Kit
Zeiss PL Cine Primes Samyang VDSLR Lens Kit

Sound

Sound Devices 552
Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 Sound Devices Mix Pre 3 Sennheiser K6-ME66 Mics Sennheiser K6-ME67 Mics Sennheiser G4 Radio Mic Kits Rode Boom Poles Sennheiser Mic Stands
Rode Video Mic

Lighting

Alpha 1.6KW HMI
Arri L10-C LED Fresnnel
Arri L7-C LED Fresnel
Litepanels Astra LED Kit
Litepanels Gemini 2×1 LED Panel light Kino Flo LED Freestyle
Dedo LED Interview Kit
Litemat 4 LED Softlight Dedo 3 Head Tungsten Kit Kino Flo 4x4Bank
Kino Flo Diva Light
Arri 2000W Open Face
2K Fresnel
1K Fresnel
Arri 800W Open Face
Arri 650W Fresnel
Arri 300W Fresnel
LED 1×1 Panel Light Blindspot LED Panel Light Rotolight LED Kit

Brighton

Brighton is a wonderful cosmopolitan city for a filmmaker. With breath-taking locations on your doorstep such as the beach, the South Downs countryside and a range of vibrant nightlife hot spots, Brighton is one of the most colourful and creative cities to live in the UK. Our two sites are in a central location in Brighton. Less than a 10-minute walk from the train station and around the corner from the popular Lanes, which are filled with bustling restaurants and bars, Screen and Film School is surrounded by captivating culture.

Explore Brighton

Manchester

Manchester is a city which constantly feels on the verge of something exciting, revolutionary. Generally known for the proud swagger and sense of humour of its locals, it’s most famous exports include Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle, countless game-changing bands such as The Smiths, Oasis and Elbow, as well as of course those world-famous football teams who play in the red and blue shirts… Whatever your taste, whoever you are, Manchester prides itself as a city anyone can call home.

Discover Manchester

At Screen and Film School, we believe it’s important for you to be taught by film and television working professionals who each specialise in their own craft such as directing, cinematography, editing, camera operation and screenwriting. Our friendly and experienced tutors will help you develop all the practical filmmaking skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path in the film industry.

They will also provide you with exclusive opportunities to work on projects such as documentaries, feature films, short films and editing work – most of which is paid and creates a wonderful opportunity to start to build your filmmaking CV.

At Screen and Film School, we believe it’s important for you to be taught by film and television working professionals who each specialise in their own craft such as directing, cinematography, editing, camera operation and screenwriting.

Our friendly and experienced lecturers will help you develop all the practical filmmaking skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path in the film industry.

They will also provide you with exclusive opportunities to work on projects such as documentaries, feature films, short films and editing work – most of which is paid and creates a wonderful opportunity to start to build your filmmaking CV.

Meet your lecturers

We are extremely lucky to have an extensive range of guest speakers attend the film school each year to share with our students their insight and experiences in the film industry. We are committed to our students developing in their chosen specialism, and we will work with you to arrange guest speakers either in a group or 1-1 scenario, who are working in the industry in that profession.

Masterclasses at Screen and Film School

 

Previous guest speakers include:

  • Director Andrew Hulme (The Devil Outside, Snow in Paradise, Victor Frankenstein)
  • Producer Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, Ex Machina, 28 Days Later, Sunshine)
  • Cinematographer Brian Tufano (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot, Adulthood)
  • Cinematographer Nick Gordon-Smith (Gallivant, This Filthy Earth and Seamonsters)
  • 1st Assistant Director Lydia Currie (24, Rev, Ashes to Ashes, Jekyll & Hyde)
  • Gaffer Ewan Cassidy (Paddington, 20,000 Days on Earth and Moon)
  • BAFTA award-winning Animator Nina Gantz
  • Producer Michele D’Acosta (Kurt & Courtney, Biggie and Tupac, Moonbug)
  • Music video Director Wiz (Alexander McQueen, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sandé, Disclosure)
  • Director Jamie Patterson screening his independent feature ‘Fractured’ plus Q&A along with the stars of the film; April Pearson (Skins) and Karl Davies (Game of Thrones)
  • Simon Stolland (cinematographer/editor Shiro’s Story) delivering a personal masterclass on his career development and the phenomenal success he has achieved with his collaborative work with Rapman
  • James Leighton-Burns (cinematographer/director)
  • Gavin Shepherd (dubbing mixer Pixar)
  • Writer Graham Duff (Ideal, Hebburn and Nebulous)
  • CEO Big Talk Productions Kenton Allen

Any questions?

For questions on how Screen and Film School can prepare you for a career in film, or if you’d like more information on how to apply, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 602070 or email [email protected].

 

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