Film Making Training Courses

Film Making Fundamentals

This unique and empowering course combines all of the fundamental principles and subjects involved in the art of successful film making.

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Covering the full cycle of production, from goal setting and script planning, through lighting, audio and camera setups, to editing and exporting your footage, this condensed, concise and intensive course breaks through the mystique of film making by teaching you the fundamental principles that can be applied to any form of film, be it documentary, music video, corporate or feature.

Taught by a director with decades of experience in music videos, short films, documentaries and promotional videos, this inspiring course is the perfect way for you to launch yourself into the world of film making, armed with the knowledge and confidence of the fundamentals and how to apply them.

Unbelievable, without a doubt the most competent and professional training course I have had the pleasure of taking.

Royal Academy Of Music.
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Duration: 1 day.

Price: £195.

Location: 21st Century Studios, St Albans, Hertfordshire. For security reasons, further details are only provided upon booking.

Times: 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Equipment: Our fully featured training room includes six top-of-the-range iMac computers configured to work in both Macintosh (OSX) and PC (Windows) modes, ensuring you the maximum familiarity with your chosen operating system.

Further assistance: Our FAQ page contains the answers to many common questions. Alternatively please call 07543 403616 to arrange to speak to our training manager.

The course was excellent from start to finish. The booking system was lovely and easy. The tutor was fantastic and really helped us out by answering questions and tailoring the course to our specific needs. I would thoroughly recommend 21st Century New Media to anyone needing training.

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.
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  • Welcome
  • About the tutor

Types of film

  • Interviews
  • Showreels
  • Trailers / montages
  • Events
  • Corporate videos
  • Product demos
  • Adverts
  • Music videos
  • Documentaries
  • Sitcoms
  • Short films
  • Green screen

Pre-production – Planning

  • Goals
  • To script or not to script
  • Storyboarding
  • Scriptwriting
  • Preparing questions for interviews
  • Choosing and hiring cast members
  • Choosing and hiring crew members
  • Release forms & permissions
  • Budgets
  • Contracts
  • Hiring equipment
  • Location scouting

Pre-production – Equipment

  • An overview of current Digital Video Cameras
  • Storage media (tapes/cards)
  • Methods of backing up
  • Types of lighting
  • Audio equipment
  • Vital Accessories

Production – Filming in our Green Screen studio

  • Lighting setups
  • Camera setups
  • Audio setups
  • How to record an interview
  • How to record dialogue
  • Camera positions
  • Filming cutaway & reaction shots

Post-production – Editing

  • Capturing your footage in Final Cut Pro
  • Capturing your footage in Adobe Premiere
  • The quick approach to editing
  • Getting a rough edit
  • Polishing your edit
  • Making the most of sound
  • Using your cutaways

Post-production – Exporting

  • The best formats to use
  • Exporting for YouTube
  • Exporting for Vimeo
  • Uploading

Post-production – Marketing

  • Options within YouTube
  • Titles & Descriptions
  • Annotations & Captions

Summary & Questions

Thorough, enjoyable and informative. A very worthwhile course!

Ash, Concern Worldwide.
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