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Digital Filmmaking – an Introduction

  • Ages: 12-15
  • Term: Autumn, spring
  • Length: 8 weeks


This fun and practical course gives young artists aged 12-15 the chance to develop the skills needed to develop their ideas into the final cut of a film.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Autumn term 2024

Saturday 28 September – 30 November 2024

Please note, there's no session on 5 October or 2 November due to AUB Open Days.

Spring term 2025

Saturday 1 February – 22 March 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring filmmakers and editors aged 12-15.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks do not contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables are not brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB will not be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

This fun and extremely practical course offers budding young filmmakers aged 12-15 the opportunity to develop the essential filmmaking skills needed to make short films, from concept to final cut.

Throughout this course your young artists will explore a wide range of filmmaking elements, including storyboarding, story, and character development, shooting and editing. To do this your budding filmmakers will use a range of methods to give them a taste of developing a short film from scratch.

Each session, your young filmmakers will be expertly guided by their tutor, Celeste Engel, who brings a wealth of experience in theatre, multi-media storytelling and film. Your young artists will be working in our university specialist studio spaces that have been home to our award-winning graduates, using tools and equipment that the creative industries rely on and become a part of our creative community.

  • Introduction to short film
  • Story and character development
  • Shot lists and storyboarding
  • Shooting film
  • Editing
  • Different roles within shooting films

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Understand how to use a range of professional filming and editing equipment safely and effectively
  • Understand the genre of short film
  • Have a fundamental understanding of the benefits of working in a group to devise stories and characters from concept stage to final cut
  • Have experienced first-hand the various elements and roles that go into producing a film, including storyboarding and editing, whilst using industry-standard equipment
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist’s tutor

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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.

Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could further their digital skills, continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects or look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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