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Filmmaking Advanced Certificate

Take this advanced evening course in filmmaking

Are you already a practicing filmmaker or hobbyist? Would you like to develop your filmmaking skills in direction, screenwriting, sound recording, lighting, production and cinematography to a higher level? Have you already completed our Screenwriting Beginners Certificate and would like to develop your projects or skills further over this 12-week advanced certificate.

Delivered by feature-film Director Julian Kerridge (Seamonsters) and supported by industry professional Gaffer Ewan Cassidy (Moon) and Art Director Anna Deamer, this course will develop your skills set and confidence levels further and allow you to realise your projects into short films or provide you with an opportunity to create a high quality showreel piece for future development.

This 12-week course will also include several Sunday's in film school to cover more material and shoot your short films.

Taught at a more advanced level, you will cover:

  • Telling a story and planning a scene
  • Acting workshop - how to nurture a great performance
  • Advanced editing techniques
  • The language of cinema and cutting
  • Advanced lighting techniques
  • Art Direction workshop
  • Story development workshop
  • Pitching your script and selecting your crew
  • Producing the storyboard and visualising your shoots
  • Pre-production and casting. How to cut test shots.
  • Shooting on location and in a studio
  • Grading, sound design and title sequences

At the end of the course we will host a screening of all the completed films and provide progression advice and support should you wish to submit your films to festivals or wish to continue your training in filmmaking.

Start date: Wednesday 12th February 2014

End date: Wednesday 14th May 2014

Timetable: Wednesday evenings 18.30pm - 21.30pm, some Sunday's 10.00am - 16.00pm

Duration: 12 weeks - with a 2 week break over Easter

Cost: £400

Class size: Limited to 10

Progression: Upon completion of the Filmmaking Advanced Certificate, graduates may wish to continue practicing filmmaking by enrolling on the Brighton Film School Summer School or progress their skills and experiences to industry standard and taking a specialism by studying on the 1-year Cinematography and Directing Diploma.

Apply now online.