Four-Week Filmmaking

Four-Week Filmmaking

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting-edge, practical learning experience.

Receive a 10% Early Bird Discount on all our short courses, when you book three months or more before the course start date.

OVERVIEW

FOUR-WEEK FILMMAKING

Four-Week Filmmaking is a full-time dynamic and immersive course which covers the core screen crafts such as camera operating, editing, directing, producing and screenwriting. The course culminates in the production of a short film that you’ll create in collaboration with your classmates. This course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.


WHY TAKE THE COURSE

Four-Week Filmmaking course gives students the opportunity to work with professional actors to develop a good understanding of the “director-actor” relationship and create an engaging, dynamic performance, explore various screen roles including director, screenwriter, and camera operator as well as learning basic editing skills and workflow using Adobe Premiere.

Four-Week Filmmaking is designed to improve the understanding, knowledge, and practice in the following core areas:

  • Storytelling through film
  • Interpreting a script and creating a storyboard
  • Using the camera to tell a story
  • Shooting for the edit and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro 
  • Managing a crew
  • Directing using the professional on-set procedures
  • Recording sound and using it to tell a story
  • Working with actors 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Students will explore the following key areas during the Four-Week Filmmaking course:

Filmmaking Overview. Sessions will equip students with a good understanding of filmmaking process, use of equipment and the fundamentals of covering a scene. Students will learn how budget can impact the look and feel of a film and how to work within budgetary constraints. Students will study the function of individual crew members and the importance of good preparation for a shoot.

Visual Storytelling. Sessions will cover the practicalities of transferring ideas onto screen and ensuring students are ready for their shoot. Students will learn how a director prepares for a shoot using storyboards, script mark-ups and technical floor plans.

Editing. Students will learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro and capture rushes using the right settings. Gaining skills to execute basic file management processes, including knowing where to save projects and rushes and how to perform simple edits in a variety of ways.

Screenwriting. Designed to give students an understanding of screenwriting conventions and the essential elements that make up a story.

Directing Actors. Communicating with cast is a key skill for a director, student will develop an understanding of the director-actor relationship and will be able to identify different performance styles.

Camera and Sound. Students will be provided with an overview of the contemporary screen industries from the perspective of the sound, camera, and lighting departments.

The Course Outline below describes the key craft areas and skills you will cover during your course.


Start Dates & Prices

  • 13 June 2022 — 8 July 2022
  • 1 August 2022 — 26 August 2022
  • Price

    £2,400

    Four-Week Filmmaking is an intensive full-time, four-week course.

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Four-Week Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However, to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Four Weeks Full-Time.

  • Price

    £2,400

    Four-Week Filmmaking is an intensive full-time, four-week course 

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Four-Week Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However, to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Four Weeks Full-Time.

CAREERS

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR PRIORITY

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we concentrate on employability. Students and graduates of MetFilm School will gain access to our dedicated careers advice department MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry.

MetFilm Production, our sister production company, offers 3-4 in house work experience placements per year for MetFilm School graduates. Selected graduates work in a variety of capacities on all of MetFilm Production’s films such as award-winning The Reason I Jump, 23 Walks and Swimming with Men.

Our graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. Below are just some of the companies our graduates have gone onto work for.

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Student story

B for Boy written and directed by Chika Anadu, our Four-Week Filmmaking student, premiered at the BFI London film festival and won Best Film in an African Language at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.


WHY METFILM SCHOOL?

  • Based in the world-famous Ealing Studios. MetFilm School is based within Ealing Studios, along with numerous other companies and businesses. Our location creates a great screen industry context for the School but does not bring access to shoots or other studio activities. Watch our London Campus Tour
  • Occasionally opportunities do arise for our students which are advertised through our career’s advice department, MetFilm Futures. MetFilm School does have its own studio space; Stage 5 – which is mostly used by those studying on our MA Cinematography course. It is also accessible on a case-by-case basis to students shooting films and other kinds of project but has to be booked in advance.
  • Award-winning tutors.MetFilm School’s tutors are working screen professionals – TV and film directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, animators and other industry specialists with numerous awards, including BAFTA, Emmy and Oscar nominations.
  • Connected. Through working closely with our sister companies MetFilm Production and MetFilm Sales, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. These provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals.
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and ScreenSkills Select.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have collated much of the useful information we are often asked about on our Frequently Asked Questions page.