Summer CoursesHands-On Film Making

Course Overview

18th July – 4th August 2017 or  8th – 25th August 2017

Create your own short film and learn the fundamentals of the filmmaking process with this fast paced summer course.

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Ideal for budding filmmakers, you will be introduced to the creative and technical aspects of making a film, from storyboarding through to post-production.

You will develop a screenplay, shooting script and storyboard for a short fiction film, taking part in pre-production tasks such as casting, developing a narrative and location scouting, before beginning the live film shoot and post-production sessions.

Working together as a film crew you will rotate roles to get varied experience of the entire film process, covering important aspects such as how to light a scene and gain practical experience using professional camera and sound equipment.

During post-production you will explore and experiment with image and sound editing software in our film digital suites to get your short film ready for presentation and screening at the end of the course.

The course includes:

  • Create your own short film from storyboard to screening
  • Visual storytelling
  • Storyboarding development
  • Script writing and developing drafts
  • Production design
  • Protocols of Pitching
  • Location scouting
  • Lighting a scene
  • Camera angles and shot selection
  • Casting and rehearsals
  • Directing, working with actors
  • 2-3 days live film shooting
  • Sound Editing
  • Post-production and editing: Avid, Final Cut Pro

Course aims

The course aims to:

  • Develop your understanding of storytelling principles and strategies specific to the short fiction film
  • Enhance your understanding of narrative techniques; how to communicate visually and respond creatively to a brief
  • Enable you to produce a short fiction film and understand the process from storyboard through to finished screening
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to explore different roles of a film crew, gaining an understanding of film crew responsibilities and skills
  • Enhance your understanding of film technical processes and cinematic terminology (e.g. mise-en-scène, editing, sound, etc.)
  • Enable you to explore industry standard film equipment, developing your confidence and understanding of cinematic equipment and best practice
  • Encourage your reflective skills through the critique of your own and others’ work, as well as through the critical study of film
  • Develop your practical experience and understanding of post-production techniques and processes, including sound editing.


Course Materials and Resources

All course materials are included in the course fee, students will have access to industry standard film equipment, studios and post-production facilities including Avid and Final Cut Pro.

Course Outcomes & Assessment

There will be a screening of the completed films with AUB staff, and students  invited for a private screening. You will receive a copy of your completed film to add to your portfolio or showreel.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Summer Course Certificate detailing course contents and study hours.

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