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Plymouth College of Art

Tavistock Place



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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

Day: Tuesday

Fee: £180

Course Content

Week One


Basic PCA H&S Inductions, Introductions to PCA Film Staff, Tour, Introductions to each other, Course overview, Planning ideas, Camera orientation, Equipment options

Week Two

Planning and Preproduction 1

Scripting, Storyboarding, Organising your production, Choosing the right equipment

Week Three

Preproduction 2

Lighting design, Sound recording, Camera/Lens choices, Cast & Crew

Week Four

Production 1

Lighting your film: Lighting options and equipment, Methods of lighting, Manipulating light

Week Five

Production 2

Shooting your film: Camera and lenses, Camera equipment, Dynamic equipment, Angles

Week Six

Production 3

Recording sound: Microphone options and techniques, Sound synching, Sound designs

Week Seven

Post Production 1

Importing data, workflow management, Rough edit

Week Eight

Post Production 2

Editing recorded sound, Adding sound, Adding music

Week Nine

Post Production 3

Fine editing, Adding transfers, effects and text

Week Ten

Finalising and Viewing

Quality management, Data handling, Exporting, Presentation

Entry Requirements

Computer literacy is required. Experience with Apple computer’s would be an advantage. No film ­related experience is required.

Materials and Equipment

Please bring a notebook, pen and memory stick (8 or 16 GB).

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.

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