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Making Movies 3 Practical Production (FLTV30022)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFLTV30022
Availability(Quotas apply)
Summer Term
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MAKING MOVIES 3 PRACTICAL PRODUCTION is where all the knowledge and introductory practical components of MAKING MOVIES 1 & 2 come together, to consolidate those experiences in a specialized filmmaking intensive experience.

This hands-on filmmaking workshop runs over four days. Working in small crews, and lead by experienced film practitioners/tutors, students have the opportunity to try a variety of film crew roles e.g.: Writer, Director, 2nd Assistant Director, Actor, Camera Operator, Gaffer, Boom Swinger and Grip. Included is shooting time in our state of the art film studios

This subject aims to give those who have never made a film the confidence that it can be done by those with enthusiasm, passion, dedication, team skills, considered coordination, and a good idea. During the intensive you will meet and work with your potential filmmaking crews of the future

Intended learning outcomes

  • Analysing and understanding what makes a great short film – in preparation for making the workshop films.
  • Practical Screenwriting knowledge and experience, including the development ideas for the screen format, and the workshop films.
  • Induction and training in film equipment, safety and facilities
  • Understanding the actor/director relationship through practical experience
  • Planning for visual storytelling through understanding and experiencing different camera placements, framing and lighting
  • Consolidating knowledge of the practical on-set workings of the Cinematographer & Camera Department
  • Lots of hands on/practical work, making short films.

Generic skills

- Write a properly formatted short screenplay suitable to film in 1 day.

- Analyse a short screenplay and break it down into a shot list.

- Have a basic understanding of lighting and sound recording for digital video.

- Awareness regarding the importance of OH&S within the film industry including on set safety.

- Have a basic knowledge of camera placement and framing techniques.

- Be able to apply knowledge of onset communication and basic shooting protocols when working with a small film crew.

- Gain the confidence to produce your own short film, and actually prepare a script and shooting plans for your next short film

Last updated: 16 June 2018