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: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS

For in depth Visa information please visit our Visa page.

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

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