Filming Course

What's in the Filming Course?

  • Pre Production
  • Camera Work
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Interviews

Our courses are part theory and part practical but with a heavy emphasis on ‘real world’ use. They are designed for beginners with little or no previous experience in filming who would like to take the first steps on their journey to becoming a filmmaker.

Our one day filming course will give you the opportunity to use cameras, experiment with lighting and sound, learn how to conduct interviews in front of camera and how to frame shots.

Our film course is bespoke to your own needs so we can teach you on your own camera and show you how you can get the best out of your own equipment. If you’re thinking about purchasing or renting a particular type of camera, lights or microphone then we can chat through the pros and cons of each and work out what is best for you.

The course is designed for film and video enthusiasts from beginner to intermediate level. It can be delivered on a 1 to 1 basis or in groups from the same company.

You will be taught by one of our professional cinematographers (Scott or Ben) who will guide you through all the essentials of film production and will be able to answer any questions you might have.

You don’t need to own a camera or any film equipment, but if you do then we will tailor the course for you and your equipment. We have experience working with all the main brands (Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Arri, Blackmagic, RED, etc) so we will be able to train you on whatever make or model you have. If you haven’t purchased anything yet but are thinking about investing in a new camera, we can take you through the pros and cons and provide honest and unbiased advice.

The course is split into the following 5 modules:

Camera
The first session will focus on how to get the best out of your camera. You will learn the basic fundamentals of F stop, Shutter Speed and ISO/Gain. We will demonstrate how each of these three functions work and which settings you need to get the perfect shot. We will also look at what other key equipment you would need to start filming and get professional results. Finally, we will explore different lenses and the ideal ones to use for different subjects.

Pre Production
Here we will take you through everything you need to do before you start a film shoot. This will include storyboarding, writing scripts, creating questions for interviewees, location scouting, wardrobe and how to make sure your film is having the right impact on your target audience.

Lighting
Using real examples, you will learn how to correctly light interviews and scenes. We will show you how to set up three point lighting, adjust white balance, light a subject correctly and explore the difference between soft and hard lighting.

Sound
We will look at a range of microphones and how they react differently. We will examine the best way of getting audio into your camera and where to place the microphone to get the best results. You will learn what makes a great room for recording sound and how to eliminate unwanted background noise.

A Roll & B Roll
The last session will concentrate on different camera techniques. We will look at the rule of thirds and how to frame and compose a shot. You will find out the difference between zooms and dolly shots, how to use a gimbal, and what the 180 degree rule is all about. We will examine some Hollywood movies and see how they use these techniques.

These courses are especially good if you are looking for something that will give you a bit more practical and hand on experience. Our courses run all year round and can be booked on both weekdays and weekends. If you would like to find out more please get in contact and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


One Day Course – Filming (all prices exc. VAT)

1 person – £250
2 people – £450
3 people – £600
4 people – £700
5 people – £750
6 people – £800
7 people – £850
8 people – £900

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