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Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Filmmaking | Introduction to Filmmaking

Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus

Why this course?

On this intensive course you will be introduced to all areas of technical and practical filmmaking and also acquire a basic understanding of film grammar and effective shot selection.

You will develop operational camera skills using professional high-definition cameras such as the Sony NX5, Canon 550D and 600D DSLRs. 

The course covers the principles and purposes of edition while practising editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. It includes workshops on lighting, sound recording and microphone techniques. 

You will also be involved in workshops that explore script writing and treatments. 

By the end of the course you will have had the opportunity to work in a team producing your own one minute film.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0011-1C 01 Oct 2020 Central Brighton 6.00pm - 9.00pm 10 Weeks £310.00 Enrol & Pay

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This is a practical evening class.

You will use the College's computers (with the latest software) to edit, and the College's cameras.  

It will be beneficial to have a personal camera and editing software to continue working outside of course hours.


Course content

  • Technical and practical filmmaking
  • Film grammar and effective shot selection
  • Develop operational camera skills
  • Work with high-definition cameras such as the Sony NX5, Canon 550D and 600D DSLRs
  • Editing techniques
  • Lighting, sound recording and microphone techniques
  • Scriptwriting
  • Preparing treatments 


Why the MET?

  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • High-quality learning resource centres providing library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

Course fees

The full course fees are £310.00 for 10 weeks.

The course is 3 hours per week on a Thursday.

This course is open to applicants of all ages.

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