Met Filmmaking Camp (Residential)

Met Filmmaking Camp is a supervised, residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who are passionate about filmmaking. The course is two weeks in length.

The programme will be offered at Rugby School, one of the UK’s leading independent schools and one of the oldest boarding schools in the country. The School combines centuries old history with the very latest facilities, be it the state of the art multimedia centre or the modern teaching classrooms, all combining to create a unique and inspirational educational experience.

The boarding houses are all furnished to a very high standard with a choice of single or group rooms. Cooked meals are taken in the dining hall. You will eat, sleep and breathe film, with a total immersion into the world of filmmaking supported at every stage by industry professionals and culminating in the production of a short film. Spend your days trying your hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in between. You will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit and direct actors. Alongside the intensive experience, there will be a fun social programme revolving around film, including movie screenings and creative workshops.

Fun and challenging, this programme demands full commitment, in the evenings and on weekends, so you’ll need to work hard, often under significant time pressure. This is an opportunity to develop great filmmaking skills whilst enjoying a richly rewarding and unforgettable experience.

For more information, request a prospectus.

Find out more about our selection of courses for Young Filmmakers.

Learning Goals

  1. Understand the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing, and shooting for the edit

  2. Know how to work with actors, including casting, preparing for a shoot, blocking and rehearsing

  3. Be able to record sound and how it can be used to dramatic effect

  4. Understand how the roles of scriptwriter, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, storyboard artist, editor and continuity assistant interrelate through the experience of performing these roles yourself

Start Dates & Prices

  • 18 July 2016 — 31 July 2016
  • Price


    Location: Location: Rugby School, Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EH
    United Kingdom

    Entry Requirements: Our Met Filmmaking Camp course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact

    Duration: Two Weeks Full-Time

    Enrolment Process: See the enrolment process for our Other Full-Time, Part-Time & Weekend Courses.

    Application Criteria

Matyas Bellagamba

  • “The best thing about the course was that it was a professional and valuable learning experience, but also really fun and enjoyable.”
    Matyas Bellagamba Met Filmmaking Camp, 2013