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Learn the techniques of film making and develop your own ideas, whilst receiving input from BAFTA award-winner Michael Clifford.

What will you learn on this course?

This course will teach you all the necessary skills to make a short film. You will experience 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.

learning by doing. 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. 

The course usually consists of making a trailer for a film followed by a short drama and/or a short documentary film. Where students have the availability and equipment themselves they will be invited to take part in a '48hr Film Challenge', which takes place outside of the normal hours of the course. Please note that this event is extra to the course and not supervised.  

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 film.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. It is suitable for those who are completely new to film making and those with some existing skills, including those who have attended this course before.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible and a carer or support worker 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.

Do you need to bring anything?

Students should bring a 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

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