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Eight-Week From Story to Screen

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The Eight-Week from Story to Screen (full-time) course equips students with the fundamental skills in a variety of filmmaking disciplines including camera operating, editing, directing, producing and screenwriting. The course culminates in students producing their own short film. This course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience required.

Why Take the Course?

Why Take the Course?

Eight Week from Story to Screen is a fully immersive course. Students can expect to explore the world of filmmaking and content creation through practical workshops, lectures and crew role exercises. Designed to improve students understanding, knowledge and practice in the following areas:

  • Storytelling for the screen
  • The importance of a synopsis and script structure, and writing a short film script
  • Script interpretation and preparing for a shoot
  • Casting and directing actors
  • Camera, lights and sound
  • Shooting for the edit
  • Managing a production
  • Creative editing

What you will study

What you will study

The following list is an overview of the topics and themes covered in Eight-Week From Story to Screen. For more information, please download the course outline below.

Visual Storytelling

Students will learn how to tell stories through the use of visual mediums. Students will look at composition, framing, blocking and camera positions and how to engage an audience.


Students will learn how to find, pitch, and develop ideas.


Students will learn about the role of the Director, how to communicate with actors and the key collaborative relationships which are at the core of filmmaking.


Health & Safety, budgeting and designing a shooting schedule, students will learn the importance of planning and preparation, how to cast your project and the best ways to approach agents and actors to gain the most from your auditions. In addition, you will cover copyright issues and how to avoid related problems.


Through training in Adobe Premiere Pro, you will develop your technical and creative editing skills, which will give you the necessary understanding to take your own project through the editing process.

Camera, Lighting & Sound

Students will be provided with an overview of the contemporary screen industries from the perspective of the sound, camera and lighting departments. Students will explore the impact of creative decisions in image and sound on storytelling.

Final Production

Students will collaborate across their cohort to prep, shoot and edit their final short narrative films. Students are expected to support productions in a variety of crew roles.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for London

Minimum Age: 18 at the start of the course.

This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

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.

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.

Duration and Location

  • Duration: Eight Weeks Full-Time (Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm).
  • Location: MetFilm School Campus at Ealing Studios.

Application Information

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