Filmmaking Foundation

If you're thinking about getting into film, our 10 day Filmmaking Foundation is a great first step. A must for career changers, film enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to make their own films, you have the choice of completing the course over 2 full time weeks or 6 weekends.

Guided by experienced filmmaking professionals, this practical, multi-disciplinary course provides intensive training in the various roles behind the camera including: directing, camera operating, cinematography, boom operating and sound mixing and recording. This is the perfect way to learn the basics and gain an informative introduction to the world of making film.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 10 days, full-time
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)

Curious about how to make drama for the screen?

Our Filmmaking Foundation is a must for new entrants into the film industry, film enthusiasts, and for those who want to make their own films.

Guided by experienced filmmaking professionals, this practical, multi-disciplinary course provides intensive training in the various roles behind the camera including: directing, camera operating, cinematography, boom operating and sound mixing and recording. Shooting a number of films in a studio environment using a high-end HD camera you get to experience the latest in digital acquisition by shooting your film in HD with sync sound dialogue recording.

You experience the collaborative nature of filmmaking working alongside your peers, learning to combine technical skills with visual communication and narrative storytelling.  Working in pairs, you write a short interior scene film in the London Film Academy studio with professional actors. An experienced editor will guide you through editing your film using Final Cut Pro. This practical exercise provides excellent preparation for learning how to write and direct longer pieces by building scene sequences and story events.

Targeted exercises ensure you:

  • Learn about different digital formats, camera sensor sizes and the impact of lens choices, data rates and recording media, broadcast requirements, digital workflows as well as the fundamental concepts of cinematography.
  • Explore the potential of a large format digital camera to deliver visual storytelling options such as differential focus and the sought-after shallow depth of field look.

All films made on Filmmaking Foundation are screened in the London Film Academy cinema.

This course is also suitable for individuals with expertise in a specific area of filmmaking who are looking to expand their skillset by gaining an overview of the entire filmmaking process or actors who want to know more about working behind the camera.

Course Goals

  • Experience of a variety of on-set roles on other students' films under tutor supervision
  • Learn about different digital formats, camera sensor sizes and the impact of lens choices, data rates and recording media, broadcast requirements, digital workflows as well as the fundamental concepts of cinematography
  • You will have explored the potential of a large format digital camera to deliver visual storytelling options such as differential focus and the sought-after shallow depth of field look.

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

Interested in Shooting on Film? Why not consider the Filmmaking Certificate. An intensive 4-week introduction to the world of Filmmaking. Want to devote more time to filmmaking? Get an intensive practical filmmaking experience in one year on our Filmmaking Diploma!

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

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)

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

To apply online please click on the course date below.

  • 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017 (COURSE FULL)
    Course Fee: £995
    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £ instead of £995 if booked by
    Please email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com to join the waiting list

  • 2 October 2017 - 13 October 2017
    Course Fee: £995
    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £ instead of £995 if booked by
    2 weeks, full time

  • 23 April 2018 - 4 May 2018
    Course Fee: £995
    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £ instead of £995 if booked by
    2 weeks, full time

  • 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
    Course Fee: £995
    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: £ instead of £995 if booked by
    2 weeks, full time

Weekend Dates

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.

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