Why come to the course?
Filmmaking is an exciting, collaborative, creative pursuit and has never been more accessible or affordable. To make good films, however, we need to understand the essentials, using all the tools and personnel at our disposal. We can look for information online but there's nothing better than learning from leading, award-winning filmmakers who deliver a lifetime's knowledge and insight into filmmaking and the film industry.
What will you learn?
Learn all aspects of practical film production in this intensive summer school, taught by directors Nadia Tass and David Swann, cinematographers Jaems Grant and Con Filippidis, steadicam operator and cinematographer Harry Panagiotidis, colourist Marcus Smith, gaffers David and Chris Parkinson and grips Dean Garro and Tony Hall. Fully structured courses are available, or you can choose sessions on topics that interest you, or that you need to learn or improve on.
Who are the courses for?
The courses are open for people with little or no prior filmmaking experience, practising filmmakers or actors wanting to change career direction, as well as media teachers and students, production companies wishing to train staff, photographers wanting to move to the moving image, and anyone wanting to understand and learn all the steps to making great films.
Held only once a year during the summer school holidays, the Filmmaking Summer School is the only industry-based film course for beginners. Inexpensive, safe accommodation is available at the venue.
Friday 3 - Friday 10 January
Friday 3 - Sunday 5 January
Monday 6 - Friday 10 January
Saturday 11 - 12 January