Make A Movie in A Day (One-Day)

Make A Movie in A Day (One-Day)

Make A Movie in A Day (One-Day)

Many of us have an inner Spielberg. We all love to watch a great story on big and small screens. ‘Make A Movie In A Day’ offers you the chance to do it for real. On this one-day course, you’ll devise, shoot and edit a film in a day.

You can do this course both on-site at our campus, or off-site in your office, place of work or a location of your choice. If you want to learn more, please contact us on 020 8280 9119, or fill in the form below.



This course is ideal for companies looking to build powerful teams around exciting and demanding creative challenges and communicate more directly and effectively with a target audience.

Ideal as a team-building activity, this is a course designed to give team leaders and their staff a chance to dip their toes into the world of professional filmmaking and work together to create their own fifteen-second film.

Under the guidance of an experienced industry professional, you’ll take part in an entire film production cycle. This will culminate with a screening of the finished films with your fellow participants, where you’ll get to review the lessons you’ve learned and bank the wisdom you’ve gained for the next time you pick up a camera.

On this day you will work in teams to discover:

  • Where good stories come from
  • How to structure a great story
  • Brainstorming to a brief
  • Filmmaking 101, including;
    • Where to put the camera
    • What to say to the actors
    • How to tie it all together in the edit


Everyone’s broadcasting their stories on the vast array of platforms out there. But how many of them are really landing in this crowded landscape of endless video? And how do you compress a strong idea into a fifteen-second film? ‘Make A Movie in A Day’ will help you answer these questions with practical, hands-on experience. And you’ll learn the biggest industry secret of all: filmmaking is fun.

You will develop the following skills:

  • Where good stories come from: you will dig deeper to understand were great storytelling comes from. By focusing on the twin areas of narrative and emotion you will learn why both are essential for a deeper connection to the intended audience, and how good structure is crucial to effective communication
  • Brainstorming in teams: you will explore how to brainstorm effectively in teams from a brief and how to filter ideas into a story which has the power to communicate your message
  • Audience: you will look at identifying and breaking down your audience, how this affects your story and how effective targeting can be a powerful creative tool
  • Visual storytelling: you will learn the foundations of telling a story with a camera; from shot-design to short-listing and basic camera movement
  • Directing actors: you will learn the techniques of working with actors, how to collaborate on performance and how to capture this on screen.
  • Creative editing: you will learn how to transform your raw footage into a coherent story using cutting-edge editing tools and techniques
  • Feedback: you will both give and receive constructive feedback on your stories with a screening and review session

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Price: £400

This is a one-day course. The day will run from 10am–6pm with an hour lunch break. You will work in groups of four or five students.

Where does the course take place?
We deliver this course both on-site at our campus, or off-site in your office, place of work or a location of your choice. Please contact us to discuss this in more detail. Please note: we require a minimum of 6 individuals within your company to run this course.

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Why MetFilm School

  • Famous facilities in Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein. Learn more
  • Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars. Learn more about our tutors and guest speakers
  • Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies MetFilm Production and MetFilm Sales, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media.  Find out more
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Find out more. Our degree course was described as ‘At the forefront of film pedagogy’ by the QAA
  • Leading the industry. As the fastest growing film school in the UK we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses