London Video Film Production Workshop

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Film Studies
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

This course is intended for beginners or those with some experience and/or basic skills in video filming. The class is small – usually consisting of 6 students who will work individually and collaboratively. No previous knowledge or particular skills are necessary, although any knowledge or experience in related areas (such as stills photography, visual arts, film and media studies) could be useful for the course.

The course is divided into two sections. The first phase will focus on editing. Students will be provided with a technical overview of the industry-leading video editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud and encouraged to consider editing as part of the whole process of film.

Once equipped with the fundamentals of creative editing, students will then edit the rushes to their individual video project (phase two).

Throughout the making of their individual video project, students will experiment in using video, creatively in the sense of "authorship" or the auteur. Utilising the student/filmmaker's unique position as new to the city, the project will be related to specific London experiences. Location work, observation and research as well as practical video skills will be employed.

Please note that students will be expected to work outside the prescribed time and therefore must be prepared (and able) to work at weekends and in the evenings.

There will be a series of practical exercises where students will be able to build a range of video skills to help make their individual video project. Students will be graded on the exercises as well as the project. Students will be encouraged to explore their own creative ideas in relation to the practicalities of production.