22 January 2013

BFI Film Academy

By Cassio | Categorised in News
BFI Film Academy – 2-24 March 2013 (four weekends)  


Love film? Want a career in the film industry? Aged 16-19? Apply for the BFI/Met Film Academy, a free filmmaking course running this March.


If you’re between 16 and 19 years old and are passionate about filmmaking, then the BFI Film Academy delivered by Met Film School has been designed especially for you. Over four weekends, you’ll be able to try your hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in between – for free. Supported at every stage by industry professionals you will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit using Adobe Premiere Pro® and direct actors.


Fun and challenging, you should be aware that you’ll need to work hard, often under significant time pressure. It’s an opportunity to develop organisational skills and learn how to work effectively as part of a team.


Students will have opportunity to work toward a Silver Arts Award. Information about Arts Award, which offers a unique set of accredited qualifications, is available online at www.artsaward.org.uk.


For more information about the programme and an application, emailjessica@metfilm.co.uk


Learning Goals By the end of the course, you will:


– Understand the fundamentals of story

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

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

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

– Know how to operate a non-linear editing system to create meaningful sequences

– 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


Application deadline: 21 February (You’ll hear if you’ve been accepted by 28 February)

Course dates: 4 weekends: 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24 March 10:30-4:30pm

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