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Creative Film Making and Editing – An Introduction

Gain hands-on experience in writing, filming and editing on the Creative Filmmaking Course.

Course overview


Autumn term
Monday 11 October – Monday 6 December 2021
Including Saturday 13 November 2021

Spring term
Monday 24 January – Monday 21 March 2022
Including Saturday 26 February 2022

9 Monday evenings 18.00-21.00
1 Saturday session 9.30-16.30

Celeste Joy-Engel
Daniel Butler



Course details

Aimed at aspiring filmmakers with little or no film making experience, the course offers a hands-on practical introduction into the many facets and aspects of film making.

The course covers the essential aspects of film making including story; script development; planning; shot-lists; storyboarding; directing; lighting; camera work and non-linear editing and more. Through this course, students will develop and shoot their original short films in groups before individually editing their own unique cuts.

The course is a mix of workshops covering film-based practice and theory which covers the process of making a short film from concept to final cut. From the first session, students work in groups to develop an original story idea through to the filmmaking process with the support of our experienced tutors.

Course tutor and writer, Celeste Engel, will introduce students to the genre of the short film, incorporating the screening and analysis of short films, as well as sharing her own short film experience. Through an introduction to scriptwriting alongside practical script development of original ideas, students will get a taste of developing a short film from scratch. Students will be introduced to directing and storyboarding alongside practical workshops in which student films will be prepared for the shoot.

Second course tutor, Daniel Butler, is a commercial filmmaker and video editor, who will provide hands-on practical support, taking students through the variety of professional equipment provided by AUB ahead of filming on location. The course includes a full day on set/location where students will shoot their films ahead of beginning the editing stage. Daniel will support students to develop a working understanding of the importance of editing, the language and terminology, cutting styles, continuity editing parameters and editing to music.

  • Introduction to Scriptwriting
  • Short Film Analysis
  • Film Production Roles
  • Directing, writing a brief.
  • Cinematography
  • Production
  • Filming session
  • Editing
  • Final review

Find out more by clicking the profiles below.

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Celeste Joy-Engel

Celeste Engel studied Theatre and Drama at Australia’s La Trobe University before embarking on a career in the Melbourne Fringe theatre.

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Daniel Butler

Daniel Butler is a commercial filmmaker and film director from Bournemouth, UK

  • To produce short film within a group from concept to final edit
  • To gain understanding and experience of the full filmmaking process from short film concept to final edit
  • A final cut of a short film created during the course giving experience in all aspects of filmmaking

  • Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, classroom activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutors
  • At the end of the course, students will have a clear overview of the industry, its expectations and how to progress within it, along with the necessary understanding to start their filmmaking in earnest
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours

This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous experience who wish to improve their understanding.

All course materials are included in the course fee – just bring a good imagination and an open mind!

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