English for Filmmakers Foundation

If English isn’t your first language and you want to study or work in an English-speaking country or film crew, English for Filmmakers will provide you with the essential preparation you need before entering the industry.

In just two weeks you acquire English language film vocabulary that will give you the confidence to walk onto a film set or into a film-training environment and communicate effectively with a crew, tutors and fellow students.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 weeks, full-time
Hours: 10.00 - 13.00 (plus written/project work)

Improve your English through the motion picture medium.

If English isn’t your first language and you want to study or work in an English-speaking country or film crew, English for Filmmakers will provide you with the essential preparation you need before entering the industry.

In just two weeks you acquire English language film vocabulary that will give you the confidence to walk onto a film set or into a film-training environment and communicate effectively with a crew, tutors and fellow students.

Using a combination of classroom seminars and guided practical exercises you will cover film related English language and vocabulary. Throughout the course you learn the terminology of all key filmmaking disciplines including:

  • Scripting
  • Storyboarding
  • Formats
  • Cameras and lenses
  • Film stock
  • Lighting
  • Sound recording
  • Feature film production
  • Editing
  • Post-production

Under the guidance of an experienced film professional you expand your ability to use an active filmmaking vocabulary through written and practical exercises. Through practical sessions this terminology is applied to the following areas: story writing, visual communication, working on a film set, camera operating, focus pulling, lighting and set procedure, to ensure that you acquire film set procedure vocabulary that will enable you to effectively communicate with an English-speaking crew.

Course Goals

  • Gain an extensive film industry vocabulary 
  • Practical on-set experience and the ability to successfully communicate with crew and cast
  • A short film (DVD copy, for your showreel)
  • Basic digital camera operating and lighting skills
  • Basic sound recording/ mixing skills

While on the course and for one month after you will receive complementary membership with LFA networking Filmmaker's Club

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or 
Apply by post/fax, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • All applicants must be fluent in English (English Language level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS
All international students from outside the EEA (non-EU countries) must obtain a Short-Term Study Visa to enter the UK. The UK government has introduced a Points Based System for Immigration that has several ‘Tiers’ (the Student Tier, Tier 4came into force on 31 March 2009). 

You can check if you need a visa by visiting the UK BORDER AGENCY website. You can also check with the British Embassy or Consulate in your own country or, if there is not one where you live, in a neighbouring country.

Visa applications can be a lengthy process and therefore it is advisable to apply well in advance of your planned trip.

SHORT TERM STUDY VISA
For students studying on a course of 6 months or less (i.e. LFA Certificates, Foundations and Specialised courses)

STEP 1 - Application

Submit your Application Form 

STEP 2 – Course Fees
Your letter of acceptance, which you need in order to apply for your student visitor visa, can only be issued once you have met all of the admissions criteria for the course you are applying for and we have received your full course fees.

STEP 3 – Acceptance

Once we’ve received your full course fees we can issue you with a letter of acceptance, which you can use to apply for your student visitor visa. In order to issue your letter of acceptance we will require:

  1.  A scanned copy or high quality photograph of your passport
  2. Your passport number
  3. Your name as it appears on your passport
  4. Your nationality
  5. Your home address
  6. The address you will be staying whilst studying in the UK

NB: Do not travel to the UK if you wish to study without first obtaining the correct student visa. If you enter the UK under a short-term study visa or the incorrect student visa, you will not be able to switch this to the relevant visa without first returning to your home country.

London Film Academy has been reviewed by QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) for Educational Oversight.

 

APPLY NOW & COURSE DATES

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There are no set dates for this course at the moment.

Please register your interest with us and we will contact you as soon as a date has been set for this course

Alternatively please call us on +44 (0) 20 7386 7711 or email us info@londonfilmacademy.com for more information.