A film camera is set up, with people moving lights and objects in the background

About Introduction to Filmmaking (DM10 Summer)

Learn the art and techniques of film making and develop your ideas from script writing, filming, and editing.

What will you learn on this course?

Learn all the necessary skills to make a short film. Experience the entire process and learn the following skills:

  • Developing ideas
  • Writing a script
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Filming
  • Editing

You will work with MAC’s professional cameras and specialist sound recording equipment and learn how to edit using Final Cut Pro in MAC’s dedicated media studio.

This is a practical course taught through demonstrations and guidance from the tutor along with hands on experience. You will work in small groups to realise your ideas, enabling you to experience all aspects of short film production.

On completion of this course, you can expect to have developed an understanding of the film making process and produced your own short film.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. The course is aimed at beginners and improver’s level aged 18+ years. This course offers that opportunity for beginners and for improvers who would like to develop their filmmaking skills.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a 32GB USB stick or external hard drive so that you can take your work home. MAC cameras and computers are provided whilst on site only. If you wish to film off site, you will need to provide your own equipment.

Are there any additional costs?

All materials are provided. A memory stick must be provided at your own cost.

Who teaches this course?

Martin McNally

Dates and times

  • April – July 2025