4-Week Intensive Certificate in Filmmaking (leading towards entry to a Level 5 HND in Film).

This is a 4-week intensive course designed to give you a solid foundation in the key principles of filmmaking. You will work on a number of short films, and you will take on at least one key role, either as a screenwriter, director, producer or cinematographer. The course is hosted by the team behind the world famous Raindance Film Festival, in the heart of London, and is delivered by some of the industry’s top tutors. Once you have achieved your Hero status, you can progress onto our HND Level 5 Diploma in Film.
Dates: Monday 29 July – Friday 23 August
Further Dates: 7 October 2019 – 1 November 2019, 3 February 2020 – 28 February 2020, 30 March 2020 – 24 April 2020, 18 May 2020 – 12 June 2020, 27 July 2020 – 21 August 2020
Fess: £2,000 + VAT
Location: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street WC2N 5PE London

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What days do I go in?
The course runs Monday to Friday from 10.30am – 5.30pm over 4 weeks (20 consecutive weekdays).
What is the typical class size?
We aim to restrict the class size to 16 per group.  This allows us to run practical workshops and give all our students on-going hands-on support throughout their learning.
What will I study on the course?

Week 1 – Pre-production and screenwriting
Learn how to write and create a short film script. Discover how to create compelling characters and write believable dialogue.
Once your script is written start the planning prodcess of how you are going to execute your short. Consider locations, casting and shooting strategies.

Week 2 – Cinematography, camera techniques and working with actors
Work with a professional cinematographer. Experiment with lenses and lighting.
You will also work with actors and learn how to extract great performances.

Week 3 – The Shoot
During this week you will shoot a short film. You will work with your collegues on the 4 Week Acting course. All participants will rotate through each of the crew positions: directing, camera, sound, and assistant director.

 Week 4 – Editing and post-production

Participants will work in teams with a professional editor. Learn how to assmeble the rushes combined with sound and music. The finished shorts will have titles and a rear-title credit roll with your name. The finished films will be screened on the final day. Particiapnts will be able to take a copy of the finished film with them to add to their protfolios and showreels.

Where next? Further studies

After completing the certificate, students will be sufficiently trained to start working on their own film projects.
Upon successful completion and approval, students who wish to do further studies can progress onto the Raindance HND Level 5 Diploma in Film. Please note, you must be proficient in English and demonstrate the ability to study at level 5 to be considered for our HND programmes.  This will be assessed during the course.

Do I require a Visa?
Visitors from outside the EU can enrol on a short course of 30 days or less with a standard tourist visa while they are visiting the UK.