Young Filmmakers' Academy Summer Course

Our Young Filmmakers’ Academy is aimed at 13 to 17 year olds and is the perfect way to introduce young people to practical filmmaking. Offering training and workshops in the main areas of filmmaking, these 1-week or 2-week summer courses, located in London, culminate in the production of live action shorts, which can serve as the starting point for a career in film or TV.

This trailer shows some of the recent work by London Film Academy's young filmmakers.

 

COURSE FEATURES

OPTION 1: 2-Week course (10 days, Monday – Friday)

  • Gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making films. Go from story, to script to screen.
  • Varied, collaborative and fun workshops led by a team of experienced teachers and film professionals.
  • Train in 6 key disciplines and achieve a range of film credits.
  • Learn how to write and direct - how to generate stories and how to communicate with actors.
  • Explore the fundamentals of cinematography & sound: digital formats, camera sensor sizes, lens choices, data rates and recording media.
  • Leave with the skills to shoot and make your own films with the equipment at your disposal, from mobile phones to apps and computer software.
  • Receive IMDB credits, and a DVD of work produced. Invite friends and family to celebratory film screenings.

 

OPTION 2: 1-Week course (5 days, Monday – Friday)

  • Go from script to screen looking at all the stages involved in making film and TV
  • Fun and varied workshops in small groups with experienced teachers and film professionals
  • Learn how to write and direct - how to generate stories and how to communicate with actors
  • Experience the different roles behind the camera gaining a film credit on a collaborative production
  • Explore the fundamentals of cinematography and sound
  • Discover how to edit using Final Cut professional software
  • Shoot a film using an iPhone – gain the skills to continue filmmaking using your own kit
  • End of the course screening for cast and crew, friends and family and a DVD of work produced.
COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 1 or 2 weeks

OPTION 1: 2-Week course (10 days, Monday – Friday)

Guided by experienced filmmaking professionals and teachers, this practical, multi-disciplinary course provides innovative, enjoyable and relevant training in the various roles behind the camera including: screenwriting, directing, camera operating, cinematography, boom operating and sound mixing, and recording. Shooting a number of films in a studio or on-location environment using a high-end HD camera, all participants will experience the latest in digital acquisition by shooting films in HD with sync sound dialogue recording.

Our Young Filmmakers will learn about the collaborative nature of filmmaking, working as a team with their peers. They will learn to combine technical skills with visual communication and narrative storytelling, developing stories into scripts and then shooting their films with professional actors. An experienced editor will guide them through editing films using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. All films made on the course will then be shown to family and friends at a celebratory screening. 


OPTION 2: 1-Week course (5 days, Monday – Friday)

This exciting, multi-disciplinary course is designed to provide 13-17 year olds with a fun-filled but thorough grounding in the various roles, from screenwriting and directing to cinematography, sound and editing.

Successful filmmaking is a team effort, so our young filmmakers will work in small groups with their peers in a studio environment where they can explore the whole production process, under the guidance and supervision of current industry professionals. They will learn to combine technical skills with visual communication and narrative storytelling, developing a story into a script and then shooting on iPhones directing professional actors.

An experienced editor will guide them through editing films using Final Cut Pro and the finished film will be screened to family and friends at a celebratory screening in the LFA Cinema. 

All participants leave with the skills and confidence to continue filmmaking using their own smart phones.

Take a look at these successful films that have been made using iPhones.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES & BOOKING: Email: YFA@londonfilmacademy.com or call us on +44(0)20 7386 7711.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • Our 1-week or 2-week Young Filmmakers’ Academy is open enrolment.
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Age range 13-17 years
APPLY NOW & COURSE DATES

To apply online please click on the course date below.

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