The Met Film - Berlin

Introduction

The Met Film School is the UK’s leading film school for individuals who are looking to launch a career in the film, television and media industries. We have now opened a campus at BUFA, Berlin.

Met Film School opened its doors to budding filmmakers nearly ten years ago, and following its success we decided to launch a second campus in Berlin - the heart of independent filmmaking. Met Film School Berlin follows exactly the same ethos as our London School, offering an intensive practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an active film studio. Students are able to feel completely integrated within the Berlin filmmaking community, working in an environment that is seeped in cinematic and filmmaking history. Classes are primarily taught in English, in accordance with our accreditation to the University of West London, however we will be offering some of our short courses also available in German from Autumn 2013.

Met Film School Berlin is based at BUFA; Berliner Union-Film GmbH and Co Studio KG, the studio that has been home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and is one of the oldest film studios in Europe. The school’s location enables students to have first hand experience of a working film studio on a day-to-day basis, and also places them in the heart of the city.

BUFA is an active film studios whose stages offer a wealth of filming experiences for our students – Greenscreen, Live- TV studio set up, a standing set used for TV production and large stage for commercial use. The studio is home to in-house production companies, a camera / lighting rental house, a prop house, a set building company and post-production facilities. Being in close proximity to the industry offers our students access to the professional world of filmmaking.

The studio is based in the trendy Neukolln/Kreuzberg area of Berlin. Students can expect a vibrant, diverse and an extremely creative community.

Practical experience: 
On most of our courses, students write, produce, direct and edit their own short films and are supported by their tutors and a professional editor. Students benefit from hands-on experience via numerous shooting and directing exercises, tailored coaching through one-to-one and group sessions, and access to state-of-the-art digital technology.

Preparing you for your career: 
We work hard to prepare our students to make films that will work in cinema, but we also understand film in the broader sense, and prepare students for new career paths within the changing digital landscape by providing insight into the various platforms through which film can now be enjoyed, from internet video and mobile devices to video-on-demand and HD TV.

Programmes to fit your needs: 
We select students who show passion, talent, and determination to succeed. Whether you're a school leaver looking for an intensive two-year degree programme, a graduate looking to build on your academic experience with a highly practical and immersive programme, or a working professional considering a change in career - we have courses to suit.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

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Courses

Eight-Week Documentary Filmmaking - Berlin

Campus Full time 8 weeks June 2017 Germany Berlin

If you’re passionate about Documentary film and TV, this course will bring that ambition to life by training you in the practical knowledge needed to create an engaging story for the screen. [+]

If you’re passionate about Documentary film and TV, this course will bring that ambition to life by training you in the practical knowledge needed to create an engaging story for the screen. From conception to final edit, our students go on to create short documentary pieces which showcase their newly acquired technical skill set in creating professional content for the screen. Ultimately we are hoping to launch the careers of the documentary filmmakers of tomorrow. Documentary Filmmaking is an intensive eight-week programme in the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. Taught by an industry-professional experienced documentary filmmaker, the programme provides essential training in the use of professional cameras and industry-standard editing software. Students are given a background in the history of documentary and will review examples of successful documentaries to better understand the marketplace today. Students will research, write, produce and edit their own short film under the guidance of an industry-professional tutor. Graduates go on to make their own documentaries which have screened on TV and at festivals, or set up their own production companies to create content for clients. Alumni from our London school include David Bond, the award- winning documentary director, producer and writer who now runs his own award-winning production company, Green Lions. We are also proud to say that our documentaries have gone on to win various accolades including awards at the Barcelona Sports Film festival and Sheffield Doc Fest. Our partnership YouTube Space @Met Film School also provides valuable resource and network opportunities for those students interested in creating content for online and digital platforms. BY THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL: Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market. Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit. Know how to research a subject, write a proposal and create a treatment. Be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements. Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Documentary Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. [-]

Four-Week Directing - Berlin

Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2017 Germany Berlin

Four-Week Directing offers a comprehensive range of screen creative skills, allowing students to explore the processes of visual storytelling whilst working with actors, interpreting scripts, devising narrative storylines and developing a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of film production. [+]

Have you always dreamed of bringing your story to the screen and directing your own work? At Met Film School, we train the future screen creatives, inspiring creative vision and establishing the technical and managerial skills to implement your vision dynamically. Directing at Met Film will teach you how to put theory into practice. Learn the language, visualise a script and practice the craft. ABOUT THE COURSE Four-Week Directing offers a comprehensive range of screen creative skills, allowing students to explore the processes of visual storytelling whilst working with actors, interpreting scripts, devising narrative storylines and developing a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of film production. Students will be introduced to the professional skills needed to work within cinematography, sound design and editing and will focus on honing their directing skills, equipping themselves with an independent approach to the technical aspects of film production. Through a series of practical, technical and directing exercises students will become confident practitioners in all areas of production and develop an insight into professional working practices. Industry professional tutors will acts as mentors throughout and students will also be given vital support and guidance on how to establish themselves in this vibrant and competitive industry. BY THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL: Be able to tell a dynamic narrative story on-screen Know how to use a professional, industry-standard camera Understand how to ‘shoot for the edit’ and edit a dramatic scene Know how to manage a crew and direct using correct on-set protocol Know how to record sound and use it creatively to tell a story Develop an understanding of the grammar of film and visual storytelling Have developed a scene for their show-reel Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Four-Week Directing course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. [-]

From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks - Berlin

Campus Full time 8 weeks October 2016 Germany Berlin

From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks is the School’s longest running course and is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in filmmaking. This course gives students practical experience in all key areas of filmmaking and culminates in the production of the students’ own short films. [+]

From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks is an eight week full-time (Monday- Friday, 10am-5pm) course. From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks is the School’s longest running course and is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in filmmaking. This course gives students practical experience in all key areas of filmmaking and culminates in the production of the students’ own short films. It covers the essential craft areas of screenwriting, use of camera and sound, casting and directing actors, editing and script development. The course is intensive and it is ideal for those considering a change in career or wanting to understand if this career is for them. LEARNING GOALS Gain the ability to structure a script and create a storyboard Understand how to use the camera to tell a story Learn to shoot for the final edit and edit a scene Know how to manage a crew and to direct using the correct on-set procedures Understand how to cast and direct actors for the camera Know how to record sound and use it creatively to tell a story Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. [-]

Practical Filmmaking Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) - Berlin

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Germany Berlin

Our Certificate in Practical Filmmaking course leads to a Certificate of Higher Education. Alternatively click here for our Practical Filmmaking Diploma (which leads to a Diploma of Higher Education). [+]

Passionate about making film, television and online content? At the “cutting edge of film education”, Met Film School is the perfect place to turn passion into practice and build your future. Check the entry requirements and apply today. Met Film School: educating a new generation of screen creatives Met Film School is passionate about screen content and we are at the cutting edge of film education. We teach through practice in a dynamic, inspiring and fun environment. We help you get the careers you want by making you aware of the screen industries and giving you the creative and entrepreneurial skills you need to prosper. We are creating the smart creatives of tomorrow. Our Certificate in Practical Filmmaking course leads to a Certificate of Higher Education. Alternatively click here for our Practical Filmmaking Diploma (which leads to a Diploma of Higher Education). WHY APPLY TO MET FILM SCHOOL? This course is aimed at students who are looking for a fast-track course that will provide them with practical skills for work in the screen arts industry within an intensive one-year period. The course equips students with the professional, creative and technical knowledge in demand today within today’s creative industries of film, television and online media. Fully adapted to the changing environment of the industry, students are exposed to industry experts throughout their time on the course, acquiring the skills for a career as a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and more. Students cover the core areas that today’s creatives need to master in order to deliver compelling screen content. They are woven through the course as the thread that binds together what is taught and what students learn and are put into practice through regular integrated productions. BY THE END OF THIS COURSE STUDENTS WILL: Be employable in the creative industries of film, television and online media Have met and collaborated with likeminded storytellers Have explored your creativity through storytelling Be technically assured in many aspects of production and post-production for film and related media Have a show-reel consisting of short film and fictional productions that demonstrates your screen storytelling ABOUT THE COURSE There are two blocks of teaching that progress through the Practical Filmmaking course: Visual Storytelling Short Form And there are five inter-related subject areas running through each semester: Ideas and Story Character and Performance Image and Sound Post-Production Screen Business These subjects are the core areas that smart creatives need to master in order to deliver compelling screen content. They are woven through the course as the thread that binds together what we teach and what you learn and are put into practice through the regular integrated productions. At the heart of all you do is storytelling. Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry requirements: Students will need 50 tariff points to apply for our Cert HE Practical Filmmaking course. If you are 21 or over these criteria do not apply. [-]

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking - Berlin

Campus Full time 6 months October 2016 Germany Berlin

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is designed for those wanting a fast-track into a career as a screen creative. It offers an intensive and highly practical immersion in the skills required to work in the moving image industry. [+]

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is designed for those wanting a fast-track into a career as a screen creative. It offers an intensive and highly practical immersion in the skills required to work in the moving image industry. Taught by industry professionals, Six-Month Practical Filmmaking provides students with the confidence to enter employment in the creative industries, instilling a foundation in the core elements of filmmaking. They will learn how to write a screenplay, direct scenes and how to produce their own filmed content. On completion of the course, students will graduate with a showreel of their work. The six-month programme consists of three terms. During Terms 1 and 2, students will be trained in all key aspects of filmmaking through a combination of intensive practical workshops and a series of creative exercises, escalating in scale as they go through the programme. Following the learning from the foundation programme in Term 1, students learn the advanced skills in screenwriting, cinematography and sound, fiction directing and producing, documentary production, editing and postproduction across Term 2. In Term 3, students will make their own film and perform key roles on set on other students’ films. LEARNING GOALS Learn how to interpret a script and create a storyboard Operate a professional digital camera and light a scene confidently Be able to record sound and use it creatively to tell a story Be able to cast a film and direct actors Manage a small crew and direct using the correct on-set procedures Be able to use professional editing software and understand the key postprodution elements of film finishing Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Practical Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. [-]

Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking - Berlin

Campus Full time 2 days July 2017 Germany Berlin

Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking is the perfect course for anyone wanting to get an introduction into moving content creation. [+]

Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking is the perfect course for anyone wanting to get an introduction into moving content creation. Combining workshop and group instruction, this course has been designed to provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the basics of directing, sound and editing. It will equip students with basic technical knowledge in each area. Students will direct professional actors as part of the production of a short film. LEARNING GOALS Know how to operate a digital camera confidently and effectively Understand the key visual storytelling tools of a director Understand how to compose shots, shoot for the edit and break down a scene into shots Have performed the roles of director, sound recordist and editor Know how to record clean dialogue, atmos and wild tracks Understand how to edit with professional software Know how to interpret a script, create a storyboard and direct actors Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking weekend course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. [-]

Diploma

Practical Filmmaking Diploma - Berlin

Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Germany Berlin

The <strong>Practical Filmmaking Diploma</strong> includes all of the areas covered by students on the One-Year Practical Filmmaking course and further develops your skillset over an additional four-month period. [+]

WHY APPLY TO MET FILM SCHOOL? The Practical Filmmaking programme will equip you with the creative and technical knowledge crucial for you to take your first steps into the exciting worlds of film, television and online media. At Met Film School we nurture you as the next generation of storytellers and technicians, and help you to navigate your own creative and career path. You’ll work collaboratively on industry projects learning the skills essential to succeed in today’s film, television and new media industries. We have full membership of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) and outstanding links with industry. You are exposed to industry experts throughout your time with us, acquiring the skills for a career as a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and roles you haven’t even heard of yet. We encourage active participation and the ability to work independently. Our Practical Filmmaking Diploma programme leads to a Diploma in Higher Education (Dip HE). BY THE END OF THIS COURSE STUDENTS WILL: Be employable in the creative industries of film, television and online media Have met and collaborated with likeminded storytellers Have explored your creativity through storytelling Be technically assured in many aspects of production and post-production for film and related media Have a show-reel consisting of short film, factual and episodic productions that demonstrates your screen storytelling ABOUT THE COURSE There are four semesters of teaching that progress through the Practical Filmmaking Diploma: Visual Storytelling Short Form Factual Episodic And there are five inter-related subject areas running through each semester: Ideas and Story Character and Performance Image and Sound Post-Production Screen Business These subjects are the core areas that smart creatives need to master in order to deliver compelling screen content. They are woven through the course as the thread that binds together what we teach and what you learn and are put into practice through the regular integrated productions. At the heart of all you do is storytelling. LEARNING GOALS Have been involved in the creation of at least four films both individually and collaboratively Taken part in numerous practical filmmaking exercises, which they can use for their showreel To be technically assured in all aspects of production and postproduction for film and related media Clearly define filmmaking genres and demonstrate the creative and technical skills required to produce work relevant to these specialist formats Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry requirements: Students will need 100 tariff points to apply for our Practical Filmmaking Diploma. If you are 21 or over these criteria do not apply. Call us now to check availability and to start your application process. [-]

Summer courses

Three-Week Creative Editing - Berlin

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2017 Germany Berlin

Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. On this course you will receive a comprehensive instruction in how to use the editing interface of the professional Adobe Premiere Pro suite, not only for basic picture editing but also for sound and creative editing. [+]

Three-Week Creative Editing is a full-time course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. On this course you will receive a comprehensive instruction in how to use the editing interface of the professional Adobe Premiere Pro suite, not only for basic picture editing but also for sound and creative editing. Like all our classes at Met Film School Berlin the Three-Week Creative Editing course is an intensive, industry focussed training experience: Throughout the program you will get to set your newly learned technical and creative editing skills into practice in a variety of genres, ranging from editing of your own rushes to rushes in documentary, multi-camera concert and comedy. Ensuring that training is being provided in a contemporary way, you are taught by an industry-professional tutor for the duration of the course. LEARNING GOALS Know how to operate Adobe® Premiere Pro effectively Understand the impact of genre on editing styles Be able to employ narrative techniques to create tension Gain awareness of the use of sound to enhance the narrative Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Three-Week Creative Editing course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. [-]

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