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Digital Film Making

Through a series of practical workshops, you'll gain hands-on experience in writing, filming and editing your own material.

Course details

This 8-week Saturday course offers budding young film makers the opportunity to develop filmmaking skills needed to make short films from concept to final cut. The course will be delivered by AUB tutor Celeste Engel who brings a wealth of experience in theatre, multi-media storytelling and film. Students will explore the scope and breadth of film making elements using a range of methods to give students a taste of developing a short film from scratch.

We at AUB understand how important young creative artists are in having so much potential and with so much ability and enthusiasm, students will have support and guidance from their dedicated tutor to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a film maker.

At AUB we try to harness a budding young film makers natural style and flair enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquiring new skills in the development of their own unique visual language. We also take great care and respect to ensure all our young learners are included and supported throughout the duration of the course.

  • Introduction to Short Film
  • Story and character development
  • Shot-list’s and Storyboarding
  • Shooting Film
  • Editing

  • An appreciation and understanding of the filmmaking process
  • An understanding of the importance of preparing for a shoot
  • A fundamental understanding of the benefits of working in a group to devise stories and characters from concept stage to final cut
  • Improved understanding of the genre of short film
  • It is the aim of the course to boost student’s confidence through practical workshops and group work.
  • The ultimate goal of the course is to empower young people with new skills and experience on their filmmaking journey
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance

Term Dates Time

Autumn term

23, 30 October | 6, 13, 20, 27 November | 4, 11 December 2021


Spring term

22, 29 January | 5, 12, 19, 26 February | 5, 12 March 2022


Meet your tutor

Celeste Engel studied Theatre and Drama at Australia’s La Trobe University before embarking on a career in the Melbourne Fringe theatre scene. She completed a Masters in Writing for the Media at Bournemouth University in 2011, has had short films produced and been involved in the theatre scene in Bournemouth as an actor and director. Celeste taught filmmaking, writing and drama to young people at AimCommunity and currently has a play in development with Theatre West. Celeste has taught creative filmmaking short courses at the AUB since 2012.

Entry requirements and fees

Ideally students should be aged between 12-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

This course costs £199 and all course materials are provided by AUB.

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Contact the team

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Saturday Art School team on 01202 363222 or at