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Midlands Art Centre – Introduction to Filmmaking

Learn the art and techniques of film making and develop your ideas from script writing, filming, and editing.

What will you learn on this course?

Learn all the necessary skills to make a short film. Experience the entire process from developing ideas, writing a script, producing, directing, filming and editing.

You will work with MAC’s professional cameras and specialist sound recording equipment and learn how to edit using Final Cut Pro in MAC’s dedicated media studio.

This is a practical course taught through demonstrations and guidance from the tutor along with hands on experience. You will work in small groups to realise your ideas, enabling you to experience all aspects of short film production.

On completion of this course, you can expect to have developed an understanding of the film making process and produced your own short film.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers, suitable for those who are completely new to film making and those with some existing skills, including those who have attended the course before.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a 32GB USB stick or external hard drive so that you can take your work home. MAC cameras and computers are provided whilst on site only. If you wish to film off site, you will need to provide your own equipment.

Are there any additional costs?

The course is priced from £169.50. All materials are provided. A memory stick must be provided at your own cost.

Who teaches this course?

Martin McNally graduated from Winchester School of Art (Southampton University) with a 2:1 Fine Art BA Hons, and has since gained a PTLLS teaching qualification. He has a love for all types of creative expression, however, drawing, animation and filmmaking in particular are at the core of his practice.

Autumn course dates

Online booking for this event opens at 09:00 on 01 Jul 2023.

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