Met Film School

Introduction

Met Film School is an exciting place to be, especially since we're in the heart of the famous Ealing Studios, well-known for the high-profile productions like Notting Hill, Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and many more.

We're not just a school. We're part of the Met Film group consisting of the school, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. Unlike any other film school we are completely integrated within the film industry. Met Film Production develops and produces a number of feature films each year and Met Film Post is a leading post-production business, specialising in end-to-end sound and picture post.

Practical experience:
 At Met Film School you learn by doing. Our students write, produce, direct and edit their own short films, supported by our high-caliber tutors who are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars.

Preparing you for your career: 
We work hard to prepare our students to make films that will work in cinema or tv 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-on-demand to mobile phones and HD TV.

Recognised quality. 
Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Our degree course was described as ‘At the forefront of film pedagogy’ by the QAA

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Acting for Film - Level 1

Campus Full time 4 - 12 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Acting for Film – Level 1 is a screen-acting course for those who wish to develop their performance skills for the medium of film. Previous experience is welcomed although not always required. [+]

Acting for Film (Level 1) is an intensive full-time, four-week course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). Acting for Film – Level 1 is a screen-acting course for those who wish to develop their performance skills for the medium of film. Previous experience is welcomed although not always required. Taught by a professional actor and professional film director, along with leading drama coaches, students will act in a series of filmed exercises that will be analysed in class so that they are able to improve the performances as the course progresses. Students will also learn what it is like to be on the other side of the camera by directing and acting as crew (operating the camera, recording sound) on a number of short exercises. Please note that students must be at least 18 years old to take this course. LEARNING GOALS Have gained confidence in acting for the camera Know the difference between acting for theatre and acting for film Know and to have practiced the tools necessary to create a believable performance on screen Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance including how to interpret a script Understand the technical aspects of film acting Be able to read a script and identify whether the characters are three-dimensional or not Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace Entry Requirements: Our Acting for Film – Level 1 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. [-]

Acting for Film - Level 2

Campus Full time 4 - 12 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom London

<strong>Acting for Film – Level 2</strong> has been developed for actors who want to build on the skills they have learned through their experience of film acting, or those who have taken the Level 1 course. [+]

Acting for Film (Level 2) is an intensive full-time, four-week course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). o Acting for Film – Level 2 has been developed for actors who want to build on the skills they have learned through their experience of film acting, or those who have taken the Level 1 course. One-to-one and group sessions will be supplemented with masterclasses with professional directors, casting directors and producers. Whether students aim to get a place at drama school, find an agent, or enter the industry, they will receive guidance from a professional acting coach and director to help them achieve their goal. The course will culminate in the screening of scenes that will have been created during the 4-week course. Students will be asked to supply a CV and showreel to demonstrate their acting experience. LEARNING GOALS Have absolute confidence in acting for the screen Have an understanding of how to use voice and movement effectively Gain a clear understanding of key methodologies such as Stanislavski and Meisner Have experience of acting for the camera through roles in numerous exercises and short films Have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film industry Have clear career goals Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Students will be asked to supply a CV and showreel to demonstrate their acting experience. [-]

Documentary Filmmaking

Campus Full time 8 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom London

<strong>Documentary Filmmaking</strong> is an intensive 8-week programme focusing on the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. Taught by an experienced documentary filmmaker the programme provides essential training in the use of professional cameras and industry standard editing software. [+]

Have an idea for a great documentary film? Documentary filmmaking at Met Film School will equip you with both the knowledge and technical capabilities to create brilliant documentaries from conception to implementation. Documentary Filmmaking is an intensive 8-week programme focusing on the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. Taught by an 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 with the guidance of an industry professional tutor. What you will achieve You will understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market. You will be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit. You will learn how to research a subject, write a proposal and create a treatment. You will be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements. Why Met Film School? Famous facilities in Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein. Learn more Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars. Learn more about our tutors and guest speakers Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies Met Film Production and Met Post, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. Met Film businesses provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals. Find out more Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Find out more. Our degree course was described as 'At the forefront of film pedagogy' by the QAA Leading the industry. As the fastest growing film school in the UK we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses 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. [-]

Film Producing 101

Campus Full time 2 days October 2016 United Kingdom London

Film Producing 101 is a two-day workshop in the complex craft of producing for film. The course, taught by industry professional tutors, will train students in the ways that they can develop their producing skills in the future, either working on short or feature productions. [+]

Film Producing 101 is a two-day workshop in the complex craft of producing for film. The course, taught by industry professional tutors, will train students in the ways that they can develop their producing skills in the future, either working on short or feature productions. This weekend course will draw upon the many considerations producers face when embarking on a new project. It also introduces the key skills, qualities and know-how a producer needs to succeed in the filmmaking industry. Why take the course Become familiar with industry structure, terminology and jargon Understand the life cycle of a film from concept to delivery Understand how to seek funding Understand the role of scheduling and budgets Be familiar with the key role a producer Why Met Film School? Famous facilities in Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies Met Film Production and Met Post, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. Met Film businesses provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Our degree course was described as 'At the forefront of film pedagogy' by the QAA Leading the industry. As the fastest growing film school in the UK we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Film Producing 101 course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Four Week Filmmaking

Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

<strong>Four-Week Directing</strong> offers a comprehensive range of filmmaking 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. [+]

Through a series of filmmaking, technical and directing exercises, students will become confident practitioners in all areas of production and develop an insight into professional working practices. Industry professionals will act as mentors throughout and students will also be given specific support and guidance on how to establish themselves in this vibrant and competitive industry. LEARNING GOALS Know how to interpret 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 dramatic scene Manage a crew and direct using correct on-set protocol Record sound and use it creatively to tell a story Develop an understanding of the grammar of film and visual storytelling Have created a short scene for a film Why Met Film School Famous facilities in Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies Met Film Production and Met Post, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. Met Film businesses provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Our degree course was described as 'At the forefront of film pedagogy' by the QAA Leading the industry. As the fastest growing film school in the UK we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Four-Week Directing course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks

Campus Full time 8 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom London

<strong>From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks</strong> is the School’s longest running course and is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in filmmaking. [+]

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. 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. [-]

Introduction to Acting for Film

Campus Full time 2 days May 2017 United Kingdom London

Introduction to Acting for Film is a great taster course for those who are new to acting, as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera. [+]

Introduction to Acting for Film is a great taster course for those who are new to acting, as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera. Students will take part in short, filmed scenes and will receive feedback to help make their performance in front of the camera as relaxed and natural as possible. Students will be taught by a professional acting coach who will introduce the basic differences between acting for screen and acting on stage whilst being given an insight into what goes on behind the camera. LEARNING GOALS Have an understanding of subtext Be able to analyse film scripts Have grasped rehearsal and blocking techniques Have an understanding of how actors are cast in the film and TV industry Have gained experience in acting in short filmed scenes Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Introduction to Acting for Film 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 [-]

Introduction to Editing

Campus Full time 2 days September 2016 United Kingdom London

Editing is a core part of the filmmaking process. This is a highly practical introduction to the art of editing, focusing on the core editing techniques available as part of the Adobe CS6 suite with a particular emphasis on Adobe Premiere Pro ®. [+]

Editing is a core part of the filmmaking process. This is a highly practical introduction to the art of editing, focusing on the core editing techniques available as part of the Adobe CS6 suite with a particular emphasis on Adobe Premiere Pro ®. All students will learn key techniques from an industry professional tutor. This course is ideal for beginners looking for some hands-on experience. LEARNING GOALS Effectively manipulate data within the CS6 suite of tools Be able to use basic filters, transitions, motion and create titles Have the ability to navigate Adobe software and understand workflow Know how to check broadcast safe levels for export Be able to import and export files Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Introduction to Screenwriting course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Introduction to Screenwriting

Campus Full time 2 days May 2017 United Kingdom London

Introduction to Screenwriting is a course designed for creative individuals who have a great idea for a film but don’t know where to begin. [+]

Introduction to Screenwriting is a course designed for creative individuals who have a great idea for a film but don’t know where to begin. This two-day practical introduction to screenwriting is run by industry professionals. Students will leave with an understanding of the basic principles involved with writing a screenplay, as well as get professional feedback on current projects and the motivation needed to start a script. LEARNING GOALS Be able to create original, engaging characters Know the difference between a screenplay and the finished film Have developed the right structural approach Understand how genre helps to shape and market a story Understand the role of screenwriters within the film industry Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Introduction to Screenwriting course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Part Time Acting for Film

Campus Part time 12 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom London

Acting for Film (Level 1) is the school’s screen-acting course and has been developed for people who are serious about becoming a film actor or wish to develop existing acting skills for the medium of film – though no previous experience is required. [+]

This course runs on Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings (7pm-10pm) Acting for Film (Level 1) is the school’s screen-acting course and has been developed for people who are serious about becoming a film actor or wish to develop existing acting skills for the medium of film – though no previous experience is required. Taught by an acting coach and professional film director, students will act in numerous filmed exercises that will be analysed in class so that students can learn from their mistakes and improve their performances as the course progresses. Students will also learn what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera by directing and acting as crew (operating the camera and recording sound) on a number of short exercises. LEARNING GOALS Have gained confidence for the camera by understanding the filmmaking process Know the difference between acting for theatre and for film Understand the technical aspects of film acting Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Part-Time Acting for Film course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Part Time Acting for Film Level 2

Campus Part time 12 weeks September 2016 United Kingdom London

Part-Time Acting for Film (Level 2) is aimed at those with existing acting experience either gained over time or as a result of studying on a Level 1 course, who wish to develop their skills further, but can’t commit to a full-time schedule. [+]

This course runs every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, 7pm–10pm Part-Time Acting for Film (Level 2) is aimed at those with existing acting experience either gained over time or as a result of studying on a Level 1 course, who wish to develop their skills further, but can’t commit to a full-time schedule. Taught on evenings over 12-weeks, students will learn advanced acting skills through both one-to-one and group sessions. This course will help those looking to find an agent, enter the industry professionally or gain a place at drama school. It culminates in the screening of a film created over the course. Students will be asked to supply a CV and showreel to demonstrate their acting experience. LEARNING GOALS Have absolute confidence in acting for the screen Understand how to use voice and movement effectively Understand key methodologies such as Stanislavski and Meisner Have roles in numerous exercises Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film industry Have clear career goals Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Students will be asked to supply a CV and showreel to demonstrate their acting experience. 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. [-]

Part Time Documentary Filmmaking

Campus Part time 6 months

Part-Time Documentary Filmmaking is designed for students who wish to acquire documentary filmmaking skills and shoot their own short film on a part-time basis. This programme provides comprehensive, practical training in the skills needed to become a confident, self-shooting documentary filmmaker. [+]

Have an idea for a great documentary film and want to bring it to life? Part-Time Documentary filmmaking at Met Film School will equip you the technical skills to work on your documentary idea, from conception to final edit. Part-Time Documentary Filmmaking is designed for students who wish to acquire documentary filmmaking skills and shoot their own short film on a part-time basis. This programme provides comprehensive, practical training in the skills needed to become a confident, self-shooting documentary filmmaker. The course runs every Wednesday Evening (7pm – 10pm) and every other Saturday (10am – 5pm). The course begins with a series of intensive training sessions on professional digital cameras and editing software. Students are then ready to start researching and developing their project with the guidance of an experienced documentary filmmaker. A series of specially designed practical workshops train students in sound, camera operating and editing in the context of a documentary. ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, STUDENTS WILL: Know the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the market as it exists today. Understand how to operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit using Adobe Premiere Pro Know how to use key tools within the Adobe CS6 Suite Understand production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements. Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Part-Time Documentary Filmmaking is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Part Time Filmmaking

Campus Part time 6 months

<strong>Part-Time Filmmaking</strong> is a course designed for those who want to access intensive practical filmmaking training, but can only commit to a part-time schedule. [+]

Part-Time Filmmaking is a course designed for those who want to access intensive practical filmmaking training, but can only commit to a part-time schedule. It is ideal for those considering a change of career, who want to explore their potential as a writer or director, or those who have a feature film idea and want to crate a sort promotional film to help raise finance for the next stage of development. Studying this course will provide students with a full range of filmmaking skills, culminating in the production of a short film, that students will write, direct and edit. Classes will take place over a combination of evenings and weekends. LEARNING GOALS Understand the process of making a film from script development through to directing and postproduction. Gain an understanding of the key visual storytelling tools of a director. Be able to achieve a high level of proficiency using essential filmmaking equipment. Know how a director prepares for a shoot and how to manage a cast and crew during production. Time: Every Wednesday Evening (7pm – 10pm) and every other Saturday (10am – 5pm). Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Part-Time Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Part Time Postproduction

Campus Part time 6 months October 2016 United Kingdom London

Part-Time Postproduction is a course designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide students with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media. [+]

Part-Time Postproduction is held on every Wednesday evening (7pm-10pm) and every other Saturday (10am – 5pm). Part-Time Postproduction is a course designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide students with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media. Postproduction is the last stage in the film production pipeline where the film becomes a reality. A key part of this course is the study and practice of editing as a creative and technical craft. This course will cover the core skills and technology needed for today’s ever-changing filmmaking industry, including editing, colour grading and visual effects. LEARNING GOALS Develop an understanding of post-production workflows, processes and disciplines Demonstrate competency in editing to enhance the storytelling process Use colour to maximise the visual impact of films Apply core skills in visual effects production to the completion of films Deliver a film to market across a range of distribution platforms Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Part-Time Postproduction course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Part Time Producing

Campus Part time 12 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Part-Time Producing is a unique course that has been developed for those who wish to forge a career as a film producer, or who wish to gain an understanding of the film business. This is the perfect course for students who have a feature film project in mind or who have transferable business skills that can be applied to a filmmaking context. [+]

This course runs every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, from 7pm- 10pm. Part-Time Producing is a unique course that has been developed for those who wish to forge a career as a film producer, or who wish to gain an understanding of the film business. This is the perfect course for students who have a feature film project in mind or who have transferable business skills that can be applied to a filmmaking context. On this comprehensive course students will learn how films are created, financed and sold. In addition, they will gain valuable practical experience by developing feature film projects in class. In one-to-one sessions with the instructor, students will budget, schedule and package a feature film and come up with a marketing strategy. LEARNING GOALS Know how the global film industry, and particularly the UK film industry, operates Understand the roles of different types of producer (creative, line, and financial producer) Know how the production process works Know how to utilise digital technologies and the internet Understand how to survive as an independent producer Time: Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings (7pm-10pm) Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Part-Time Producing course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Part Time Screenwriting Fundamentals

Campus Part time 12 weeks October 2016 United Kingdom London

Part-Time Screenwriting Fundamentals is a course ideal for anyone serious about learning the craft of screenwriting and what it takes to be a professional screenwriter. It is held every Tuesday evening between 7pm-10pm. [+]

Part-Time Screenwriting Fundamentals is a course ideal for anyone serious about learning the craft of screenwriting and what it takes to be a professional screenwriter. It is held every Tuesday evening between 7pm-10pm. Taught by an industry professional writing tutor, students will cover the necessary skills that are fundamental to screenwriting. This will include how to develop a cinematic concept, creating memorable characters, the importance of dramatic structure, writing dialogue and action, understanding genre and audience and the value of re-writing. Students will also benefit from focused tuition on how to survive as a screenwriter, how to pitch a project and will receive professional feedback on their work. LEARNING GOALS Understand how genre affects the story and audience Learn the various creative tools for developing an idea into a marketable concept for the big screen Learn how to pitch and present ideas in a professional setting Understand the basics of dramatic structure and how to format a screenplay Time: Every Tuesday evening between 7pm-10pm Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Screenwriting Fundamentals (Part-Time) course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Six Month Digital Animation

Campus Full time 6 months May 2017 United Kingdom London

Our Six-Month Digital Animation course is designed for those wishing to acquire industry-leading digital animation skills, which are highly sought after in the filmmaking industry, and to develop a showreel as a calling card for future employers. [+]

Six-Month Digital Animation is a full-time course (weekdays, 10am-5pm). Our Six-Month Digital Animation course is designed for those wishing to acquire industry-leading digital animation skills, which are highly sought after in the filmmaking industry, and to develop a showreel as a calling card for future employers. Students are taught by a full-time industry-professional tutor for the duration of the course, with 1:1 personal time every week. The Digital Animation programme begins with a three-week introduction to Maya and Nuke and also touches upon other related software that will be used during the course. The topics covered are based on standard Character Animation Pipelines used within the industry. Students also benefit from school visits to Award-Winning postproduction and VFX facilities in London. Past visits have included industry-leaders Framestore and Blue Zoo Animation. It’s an intensive period of study where the students will be covering the main areas of 2D and 3D CG within software such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, The Foundry Mari and Nuke, HDR Lightstudio and Substance Designer. Please note, content and software are subject to change. Digital Animation requires a team-driven production and learning environment, intended to foster and reinforce the highly interdependent production processes used within the visual effects and film industries. ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO: Model believable 3D characters/creatures Integrate the traditional principles of animation Add dynamic finishing FX such as CG cloth, fur and hair CAREERS IN VFX & ANIMATION Our students go on working with award-winning companies including: MPC Double Negative VFX Blue Zoo Animation Illumination MacGuff Students also benefit from school visits to Award-Winning postproduction and VFX facilities in London. Past visits have included industry-leaders Framestore, Industrial Light and Magic and Blue Zoo Animation. Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Digital Animation 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. [-]

Six Month Postproduction

Campus Full time 6 months November 2016 United Kingdom London

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is an intensive and practical immersion in the complete craft and technique of filmmaking. Specifically designed to give students the essential tools to launch a professional career as a filmmaker, students will receive a solid foundation in the key elements of filmmaking. [+]

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is a full-time course (weekdays, 10am-5pm). Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is an intensive and practical immersion in the complete craft and technique of filmmaking. Specifically designed to give students the essential tools to launch a professional career as a filmmaker, students will receive a solid foundation in the key elements of filmmaking. Taught by industry professionals, Six-Month Practical Filmmaking provides students with the confidence to enter the film industry, from writing a screenplay to directing and producing their own film. 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 filmmaking 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 during 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 their 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. [-]

Six Month Practical Filmmaking

Campus Full time 6 months October 2016 United Kingdom London

Six-Month Postproduction is a course designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide the student with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media. [+]

Six-Month Postproduction is a full-time course (weekdays, 10am-5pm). Six-Month Postproduction is a course designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide the student with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media. Postproduction is the last stage in the film production pipeline where the film becomes a reality. A key part of this course is the study and practice of editing as a creative and technical craft. This course will cover the core skills and technology needed for today’s ever-changing filmmaking industry, including editing, colour grading and visual effects. LEARNING GOALS Develop an understanding of postproduction workflows, processes and disciplines Demonstrate competency in editing to enhance the storytelling process Use colour to maximise the visual impact of films Apply core skills in visual effects production to the completion of films Deliver a film to market across a range of distribution platforms Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Six-Month Postproduction programme 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. [-]

Three Week Editing

Campus Full time 3 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. [+]

Three-Week 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. Students will receive high-level instruction in how to use the editing interface of the professional Adobe Premiere Pro suite. They will then practice their editing skills, first by cutting the rushes to a complete, professionally made short, then by editing the rushes to scenes from a well-known feature film. Editing content is the last stage in the production pipeline where the film becomes a reality. Students will study and practice editing as a creative and technical craft, learning the core skills and technology needed for today’s ever-changing filmmaking industry. Students are taught by a full-time industry-professional tutor for the duration of the course, with 1:1 personal time every week. 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 Editing course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Three Week Introduction to Cinematography

Campus Full time 3 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Introduction to Cinematography provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical and creative use of camera, lights and audio. Students will learn the key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation, lighting and sound recording. [+]

Introduction to Cinematography is an intensive full-time, three-week course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). Cinematography is not just lighting and sound recording – it is about bringing a story to life. Master your craft at cinematography through our hands-on courses, taught by award winning tutors. Progress your abilities as a cinematographer across a wide range of contexts while you learn the key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation. Introduction to Cinematography provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical and creative use of camera, lights and audio. Students will learn the key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation, lighting and sound recording. This will cover a range of areas from the technical basics of cinematography, taking full manual control of industry standard cameras, focus pulling, camera movement – using tracks and dollies, lighting for narrative or pack shots and more. Students will be given the chance to apply these skills in filmed scenarios to enhance their working knowledge of cinematography. Tutors on this programme are industry professionals with vast experience in film, television, documentary /factual programming, and advertising. As technology continues to evolve at increasingly faster rates, the heart of this programme is about more than how to operate a particular piece of equipment – it’s about a deeper understanding of storytelling and the moving image in order to communicate something meaningful and entertaining to an audience. What you will achieve Understand the key principals of using camera, sound and lighting Gain technical knowledge and confidence in using filming equipment Develop a critical understanding and practical use of the basic rules of film grammar and narration through working with the camera Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Introduction to Cinematography course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Two Day Intensive Filmmaking

Campus Full time 2 days May 2017 United Kingdom London

<strong>Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking</strong> is the perfect course for anyone wanting to get a first taste of filmmaking. 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. [+]

Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking is the perfect course for anyone wanting to get a first taste of filmmaking. 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, which will be screened at the end of the course. LEARNING GOALS Learn the basics of operating a digital camera Understand the visual storytelling tools of a director Gain the basics of how to compose shots, shoot for the edit and break down a scene into shots Experience the roles of director, sound recordist and editor Gain a taster of editing with professional software Gain exposure to script interpretation, storyboard creation and directing actors Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: The Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Young Filmmakers Academy

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

<strong>Young Filmmakers’ Academy</strong> is a course designed especially for young people aged between 14 and 17 years old who are passionate about filmmaking. With the support of industry professionals at every stage, students will try their hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in-between. [+]

Young Filmmakers’ Academy is a course designed especially for young people aged between 14 and 17 years old who are passionate about filmmaking. With the support of industry professionals at every stage, students will try their hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in-between. Students of the Young Filmmakers’ Academy will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit using professional software and direct actors. Although fun and challenging, students should be aware that this course requires the students to work hard in a professional environment, often under significant time pressures. LEARNING GOALS Know how to work with actors, including casting, preparing for a shoot, blocking and rehearsing Understand the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing and shooting for the edit Be able to record sound and understand how it can be used to dramatic effect Understand how the roles of scriptwriter, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, storyboard artist, editor and continuity assistant interrelate Minimum Age: 14-17 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Young Filmmakers’ Academy course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements [-]

Diploma

Practical Filmmaking Diploma (Dip HE)

Campus Full time 14 months September 2016 United Kingdom London

Our Practical Filmmaking Diploma course is ideal for those who have already studied on a previous degree programme and are looking to upskill their practical and technical knowledge of the screen arts. [+]

Our Practical Filmmaking Diploma course is ideal for those who have already studied on a previous degree programme and are looking to upskill their practical and technical knowledge of the screen arts. Students cover the first four blocks of the BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking course. Students are provided with: MacBook Pro laptop, Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office on registration of course. KEY FACTS: Ideal for those who have already studied on a previous degree programme and are looking to upskill their practical and technical knowledge of the screen arts 14-month intensive practical course Designed for students looking to transfer into the film industry from another career The course leads to a Diploma in Higher Education (Dip HE) qualification with the option to continue onto our BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking degree 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 STUDENT KIT PROVIDED: As well as access to our industry leading facilities, students starting in October 2016 onwards will be provided with a state-of-the-art MacBook Pro laptop and access to educational versions of Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office, in order to allow them to deliver professional filmed content. Adobe Creative Cloud is used widely across the creative industries and has been utilised on productions ranging from Gone Girl to Avatar. However, please be aware that there are certain costs you will incur in addition to the course fees. To apply for the Practical Filmmaking Diploma (DipHE) at Met Film School, you must be 18 years of age, or older, at the start of the course. If you’re under the age of 21, you must provide evidence of at least 100 UCAS Tariff points or an equivalent qualification, such as a National Diploma or Baccalaureate. If you’re over 21, you’re considered a mature student, so your application relies on relevant skills and experience rather than academic qualifications. If you’re a British student applying via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), you’ll need our Institution Code, which is M73. If you hold an international qualification, please make sure that it’s recognised in the United Kingdom. [-]

Summer courses

Met Filmmaking Camp - Rugby School

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Warwickshire

<strong>Met Filmmaking Camp</strong> is a supervised, residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who are passionate about filmmaking. The course is two weeks in length and has start dates in July and August. [+]

Met Filmmaking Camp is a supervised, residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who are passionate about filmmaking. The course is two weeks in length and has start dates in July and August. The programme will take place at Marlborough College (July) and Rugby School (August), Britain’s leading co-educational independent schools and two of the oldest boarding schools in the country. The Schools combine centuries old history with the very latest facilities, be it the state of the art multimedia centre, tennis courts or the modern teaching classrooms, all combining to create a unique and inspirational educational experience. The boarding houses are all furnished to a very high standard with a choice of single or group rooms. Cooked meals are taken in the dining hall. You will eat, sleep and breathe film, with a total immersion into the world of filmmaking supported at every stage by industry professionals and culminating in the production of a short film. Spend your days trying your hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in between. You will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit and direct actors. Alongside the intensive experience, there will be a fun social programme revolving around film, including movie screenings and creative workshops. Fun and challenging, this programme demands full commitment, in the evenings and on weekends, so you’ll need to work hard, often under significant time pressure. This is an opportunity to develop great filmmaking skills whilst enjoying a richly rewarding and unforgettable experience. LEARNING GOALS Understand the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing, and shooting for the edit Know how to work with actors, including casting, preparing for a shoot, blocking and rehearsing Be able to record sound and how it can be used to dramatic effect Understand how the roles of scriptwriter, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, storyboard artist, editor and continuity assistant interrelate through the experience of performing these roles yourself Entry Requirements: Our Met Filmmaking Camp course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Met Young Actors Camp - Rugby School

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Warwick

Met Young Actors’ Camp is a supervised residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who want to experience an intensive immersion in the art of acting. [+]

Met Young Actors’ Camp is a supervised residential programme designed for young people aged between 14-17 who want to experience an intensive immersion in the art of acting. The programme will be offered at Marlborough College, Britain’s leading co-educational independent school and one of the oldest boarding schools in the country. The School combines centuries old history with the very latest facilities, be it the state of the art multimedia centre, tennis courts or the modern teaching classrooms, all combining to create a unique and inspirational educational experience. The course provides students with the opportunity to be taught by an acting coach and professional film director. They will act in numerous filmed exercises that will be discussed in class, so that they learn from their mistakes and improve on their performances as the course progresses. Met Young Actors’ Camp allows students to be completely immersed in the art of acting, supported at every stage by industry professionals. Alongside the intensive experience, there will be fun social programmes revolving around film, including movie screenings and creative workshops. Enjoyable and challenging, our programme also demands full commitment, in the evenings and on weekends, so you’ll need to work hard, often under significant time pressure. This is an opportunity to develop your acting skills whilst enjoying a richly rewarding and unforgettable experience. LEARNING GOALS Have gained confidence in acting for the camera by understanding the filmmaking process Know the difference between acting for theatre and acting for film Understand the technical aspects of film acting Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script Location: Marlborough College Entry Requirements: Our Met Actors’ Camp course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

Certificate

Certificate of Practical Filmmaking

Campus Full time 8 months September 2016 United Kingdom London

This foundation Certificate course is aimed at students who are looking for fast-track training in the practical skills needed to work on-set within the creative industries. Students cover the first two blocks of the BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking course [+]

This foundation Certificate course is aimed at students who are looking for fast-track training in the practical skills needed to work on-set within the creative industries. Students cover the first two blocks of the BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking course KEY FACTS 8-month intensive foundation course Designed for those looking for a jump start into the creative arts industries All tutors are working industry professionals Leads to a Certificate in Higher Education qualification (Cert HE) and the option to continue onto our Practical Filmmaking Diploma (Dip HE) ABOUT THE COURSE There are two blocks of teaching that progress through the Certificate in Practical Filmmaking Course: Visual Storytelling Short Form And there are five inter-related subject areas running through the course: Ideas and Story Character and Performance Image and Sound Post-Production Screen Business STUDENT KIT PROVIDED: As well as access to our industry leading facilities, students starting in October 2016 onwards will be provided with a state-of-the-art MacBook Pro laptop and access to educational versions of Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office, in order to allow them to deliver professional filmed content. Adobe Creative Cloud is used widely across the creative industries and has been utilised on productions ranging from Gone Girl to Avatar. However, please be aware that there are certain costs you will incur in addition to the course fees. To apply for the Certificate in Practical Filmmaking (Cert HE) course at the Met Film School, you must be 18 years of age, or older, at the start of the course. If you’re under the age of 21, you must provide evidence of at least 50 UCAS Tariff points or an equivalent qualification, such as a National Diploma or Baccalaureate. If you’re over 21, you’re considered a mature student, so your application relies on relevant skills and experience rather than academic qualifications. If you’re a British student applying via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), you’ll need our Institution Code, which is M73, and the Course Code, which is G1TH. If you hold an international qualification, please make sure that it’s recognised in the United Kingdom. [-]

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