Hands-on Summer Film School

(2 customer reviews)


Next start date: Friday 26th July 2019 
2 weeks, variable times.
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE

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2 weeks of hands-on learning and filmmaking in London

See what our 2018 students did HERE

Want to make a film and don’t know where to start? The Hands-on Summer Film School is an intensive hands-on course hosted by the world famous Raindance Film Festival in the heart of London. This two-week workshop is taught by some of the industry’s top tutors.

Learn how to how to write, produce and shoot your very own short film. Included are professional workshops on screenwriting, producing and directing a short film, 2-Day Directing Masterclass and 360/VR weekend where you will make a short VR film. You’ll also take classes in Special effects, Budgeting & Scheduling and Film Finance.

For more information call us 020 7930 3412 to discuss how the Summer Film School can enhance your career.

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Who should attend Hands-On Summer Film School

Anyone with the ambition of learning how to write, direct and produce a film, completed at industry standard. No previous experience is required.

Course Description

Raindance believes the best way to learn how to drive a car is to drive one! During this course, you will make three short films.

Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking from production to post-production. You’ll have the chance to experiment with creating a documentary, fiction, 360/VR and experimental filmmaking focusing on sound, lighting and editing. The practical skills you learn will help you launch a career in film or moving image.

*This course is suitable for you if you are applying for further study on the Raindance HND Level 5 in Moving Image, but does not guarantee entry.

Please note that class times vary between 10am – 5pm, or 3pm- 9PM. Friday and Monday are rest days.


Topics Covered

  • Current practices and context
  • Documentary and fiction filmmaking
  • Cameras and film skills
  • 360/VR
  • Sound and lighting
  • Special effects
  • Editing
  • Film project
  • Presentation and feedback

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand editing basics enabling you to edit your own short films
  • Master basic sound recording and editing techniques
  • Learn how professional films are budgeted and scheduled
  • Discover the tips professional filmmakers use to sell and distribute their films
  • Have the confidence to make your own films.


The Tutors

Each of our tutors is a working filmmaker who knows how to teach.


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2 reviews for


Hands-on Summer Film School

  1. Dr Carolyn Currie (verified owner)

    Have been studying all aspects of film production and scripting and this course taught me more in 2 weeks than my formal courses did in 18 months

  2. Lula (verified owner)

    I didn’t realize how much could be learned, and accomplished, in such a short amount of time! Very fortunate that I got to study under Charlotte, and thankful for all the diverse classmates that made the experience uniquely insightful. Definitely glad I came.

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