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Creative Filmmaking and Editing – an Introduction

Gain hands-on experience in writing, filming and editing with this short course in creative filmmaking.

Course overview

This practical course is available to study in either our spring or autumn term. Check out the term dates and different course options below.

Dates

Monday 3 October – Monday 5 December 2022

And

Saturday 12 November 2022

Please note, there is no session on Monday 7 November 2022

Duration and times

9 Mondays 18.00–21.00

And

1 Saturday 9.00–16.00

Tutors

Celeste Joy-Engel

Tereza Tzelepaki

Fee

£359

Class capacity

16

Dates

Monday 16 January – Monday 13 March 2023

And

Saturday 18 February 2023

Duration and times

9 Mondays 18.00–21.00

And

1 Saturday 9.00–16.00

Tutors

Celeste Joy-Engel

Tereza Tzelepaki

Fee

£359

Class capacity

16

Course details

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

This course covers the essential aspects of filmmaking including story, script development, planning, shot-lists, storyboarding, directing, lighting, camera work, non-linear editing and more. Through this course, you'll develop and shoot your own original short films in groups before individually editing your own unique cut.

The sessions are 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, you'll 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 you 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, you'll get a taste of developing a short film from scratch. You'll be introduced to directing and storyboarding alongside practical workshops in which your films will be prepared for the shoot.

Your second course tutor Tereza Tzelepaki will provide hands-on practical support, taking you through the variety of professional equipment provided by AUB ahead of filming on location. You'll enjoy a full day on set/location where you'll shoot your film ahead of beginning the editing stage. You'll 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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Tereza Tzelepaki

FAD and IFD Technician Demonstrator

  • 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
  • Gain a comprehensive overview and experience of every aspect of filmmaking through creating a final cut of your own short film

  • 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, you'll have a clear overview of the industry, its expectations and how to progress within it, along with the necessary understanding to start filmmaking in earnest
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate get in touch with the course team at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk

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. Suitable for creatives aged 18+.

A good imagination and an open mind!

All course materials are included in the course fee.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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FAQs

If you have any questions about our Evening and Saturday Short Courses, you may find the answers in here.

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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.

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