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Short Takes: Shooting Documentaries 

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  • TutorMichael Clifford
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelBeginners/Improvers

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Oct, 10am - 5pm | £66 (£59) | Beginner/Improver Levels | Ages 18+

Learn and hone your film making techniques whilst creating your own short documentary. Develop ideas, write a script, produce, direct, film and edit your piece under the guidance of tutor and BAFTA award-winner, Michael Clifford.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to learners of all levels. It is suitable for those who are completely new to film making and those with some existing skills, including people who have attended one of Michael’s courses before.

The course is accessible for people of all abilities as a support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

What will you learn on this course?
This course will teach you all the necessary skills to make a short documentary film. You will work through the entire process from developing ideas, writing a script, producing, directing, filming and editing. You will work with mac’s professional Sony cameras and specialist sound recording equipment and learn to edit your film on Apple Mac computers in mac’s dedicated media studio.

The classes are taught through demonstrations and guidance from the tutor, an award winning film maker. You will work in small groups so this course is also a great way to build your confidence and people skills while meeting like-minded people.  

On this course you will be making a short documentary. 

On completing this course you can expect to have developed your confidence in and understanding of the film making process and produced your own short scene.

Do you need to bring anything?
Students should bring an usb stick or portable drive with plenty of storage in order to take their projects home.  Mac cameras and computers are provided whilst on site only. If you wish to film off site you will need your own equipment.

Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?
Michael Clifford