This short course is an introduction to digital filmmaking for beginners and improvers. You will learn how to use DSLR cameras and editing software programmes to make quality digital films. During the course you will learn basic filmmaking techniques including camera movement, lighting, sound and editing. All participants will have the opportunity to shoot and edit their very own 12 minute short film.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 10/01/17
End Date: 21/03/17
Basic PCA H&S Inductions, Introductions to PCA Film Staff, Tour, Introductions to each other, Course overview, Planning ideas, Camera orientation, Equipment options
Planning and Preproduction 1
Scripting, Storyboarding, Organising your production, Choosing the right equipment
Lighting design, Sound recording, Camera/Lens choices, Cast & Crew
Lighting your film: Lighting options and equipment, Methods of lighting, Manipulating light
Shooting your film: Camera and lenses, Camera equipment, Dynamic equipment, Angles
Recording sound: Microphone options and techniques, Sound synching, Sound designs
Post Production 1
Importing data, workflow management, Rough edit
Post Production 2
Editing recorded sound, Adding sound, Adding music
Post Production 3
Fine editing, Adding transfers, effects and text
Finalising and Viewing
Quality management, Data handling, Exporting, Presentation
Computer literacy is required. Experience with Apple computer’s would be an advantage. No film related experience is required.
Materials and Equipment
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.