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Films, motion pictures, cinema, movies, flicks, celluloid, the "silver screen...." There are so many ways to talk about one of contemporary society's most beloved art forms. Film courses in Europe give students the opportunity to get involved in that world of cinema, through critical studies or practical production courses. In addition to providing key knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and creating films, Film courses in Europe give students and excellent opportunity to network with fellow students with the same interests.

Students enrolled in Film courses in Europe may be working professionals, students, individuals seeking a career change, or people with an academic or personal interest in the subject. Some Film courses are full time, while others are part time. Film courses in Europe can last for a few days, or several months. It is always a good idea to contact the university offering a Film course of interest using the quick and easy web form on the program information page. Graduates from Film courses are granted diplomas or certificates to prove that they have gained essential abilities and qualifications toward working in the film industry.

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Video Course For Photographers

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus Part time 5 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Vertigo of technological innovation brings challenges and solutions to serious photographers. It allows them to express themselves more fully and creativity, but requires them to be constantly learning not to lose touch. [+]

Vertigo of technological innovation brings challenges and solutions to serious photographers. It allows them to express themselves more fully and creativity, but requires them to be constantly learning not to lose touch. The high-resolution video camera built into the new is the key to a new expressiveness fully implemented in the documentary, advertising, fashion and photography in general. Although the sensitivity and knowledge of the photographers remain indispensable in the creation of images, the new audiovisual language requires mastery of his narrative technique and the resulting codes. Video Course for Photographers makes full use of the camera (lightweight, interchangeable lens, low volume, use immediacy ...) to propose and explore new media in an era of constant change. During learning, students will learn the process of non-linear editing, one of the most recognized programs now, Apple Final Cut Pro With it, they can develop their final year project, which was to gather photography, video, text and audio.... [-]


Script/Screen Writing, Development & Pre-Production - Module 2

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 131 hours April 2017 Malta Sliema

Over three weeks, participants will learn how to develop their projects (a 10 min documentary and a 15 min short film script) for the screen by giving them the chance to train, network and pitch one’s project to others. [+]

Course Overview Over three weeks, participants will learn how to develop their projects (a 10 min documentary and a 15 min short film script) for the screen by giving them the chance to train, network and pitch one’s project to others. The program’s second objective is to develop an effective Pre-Production strategy for participating projects, through a series of group sessions, individual consultations, case studies and Q&A sessions. The courseware aims to clarify and improve the participating projects’ production potential in terms of target markets & audiences, and offers them opportunities to connect with the industry through co-operations, co-productions and Film Festivals. Development & Pre-Production – 3 Weeks Script Structure Character Development Script Dialogue From Script to Storyboard Storyboarding Research Locations Equipment Crew Props & Costumes Casting Schedule, Permits & Release Forms Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, brainstorming workshops, assignments and a final course project. Development & Pre-Production – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 27 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 9 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 80 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 131 Hrs. Total Course Hours Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00-13:00 Entry Requirements Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are delivered in English. Students are required to provide their own laptop. [-]

Future Filmmakers Programme Oxford Gap Year (for ages 17-19)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 12 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

Take your film idea from "script to screen" in just 12 weeks under the personal supervision of award-winning film producer Bruce Windwood. [+]

Course Studies in Film in Europe 2017. Fuel your passion for Film Oxford Royale Academy’s Future Filmmakers Programme is a dynamic and creative course, designed to take students from “concept to screen” over a period of twelve weeks. An immersive introduction to the practicalities of Filmmaking, this course is a suitable for students keen to take their first steps in the business, as well as those looking to build or expand an existing portfolio. In general, the course suits students who demonstrate a strong desire to work in the industry through their personal portfolio, film-related education or previous employment. However, no prior Film experience is required. The Future Filmmakers Programme is a three-month residential course centred around the production of a short film. Yarnton Manor is a ready-made film set teeming with creative inspiration: ORA students have the unique opportunity to live and shoot their film in the historic Jacobean Estate. This is an intensely practical course designed for the scriptwriters, producers, and directors of tomorrow. The Principal Photography aspect of the course utilises industry standard equipment and allows students to work alongside professional actors and film crews. Students are guided throughout by experts in the field, covering every aspect of the ‘script-to-screen’ process alongside more practical elements of the film business. As well as creative direction, students are encouraged to consider the full life cycle of a commercial release, from distribution to marketing to contractual negotiations around film sales. The Future Filmmakers Programme aims to provide students with the first steps to a successful film career: practical, immersive experience alongside professional cast and crew, as well as a high-quality short film suitable for portfolio or as an industry calling card. Whether they go onto higher education or straight into the business, students leave Oxford Royale Academy with a concrete skill-set and proven filmmaking experience. HOW TO APPLY The Future Filmmakers Programme is available as part of either our Oxford Gap Year (for ages 17-19) or our Oxford Study Programme (for ages 19-25). The easiest way to secure your place is to apply online, using our simple online booking form. To start, please select the programme you would like to apply for from the two options below: Future Filmmakers Programme (as part of the Oxford Gap Year for ages 17-19) Future Filmmakers Programme (as part of the Oxford Study Programme for ages 19-25) Please use the age you will be on your desired start date. If you will be aged 19 on your chosen start date, please select the Oxford Study Programme. [-]

Film Foundation Programme

European Film College
Campus Full time 8 - 9 months August 2017 Denmark Ebeltoft

The 8½-month programme at the European Film College is a place of opportunity. Opportunity to explore and develop your ideas, your talent and yourself. Opportunity to take chances and make mistakes and to do it in a safe, encouraging and inspiring environment. [+]

THE 8,5-MONTH PROGRAMME : FIND YOUR SKILLS - DISCOVER YOUR VOICE The 8½-month programme at the European Film College is a place of opportunity. Opportunity to explore and develop your ideas, your talent and yourself. Opportunity to take chances and make mistakes and to do it in a safe, encouraging and inspiring environment. Join the programme and get the chance to produce, live and breathe film for almost a year. Work and live in a place where your fellow students, your teachers, the films you see and the professional filmmakers you meet will come from all corners of the world. During the 8½-month film foundation programme you get the opportunity to: Immerse yourself in hands-on filmmaking Develop your special creative skills under the guidance of professionals from the film industry, working in the Danish folk high school tradition Get massive hands-on experience combined with common lectures and screenings Be part of an intense film environment where you and your fellow students will produce over 170 films in 34 weeks, using state of the art film equipment Learn about all aspects of the film world, including how to work in real film crews Start an international network with fellow students and filmmakers from all over the world The next 8 1/2 months programme starts 28 August 2017. Elements in the programme The film foundation course consists of the following: 1 intro week 1 week of "The Five Obstructions" 3 basic 5-week courses in 3 different fields*. Basic courses are: Directing Fiction, Directing Documentary, Acting, Screenwriting, Camera Operation, Sound, Editing with Avid, Creative Producing, and Lighting for Film. Extensive teaching in the process of making a film in terms of pre- and postproduction as well as collaboration and crossover between fields Film production (course films) during each basic course period A broad selection of specialized/advanced courses and workshops in the spring. Several major school projects (including Final Films) Student trip to a film festival in Europe Workshops (set design, story boarding, animation and much more) Clubs and societies Screenings Common lectures with guest teachers and filmmakers from all over the world Intense teaching In each course period the classes consist of maximum 15 students, so you will have intense and thorough teaching. You will get approximately 25 hours of class-teaching every week during course periods, and each of the basic course periods ends with a course exercise. 

The courses are integrated, which means you will meet various disciplines in the individual course. An example could be that students in directing class make exercises with students in cinematography class – and later in the same course period they work together with the students doing acting class etc. [-]

One Year Filmmaking Program

EICAR
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The One year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking. Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematography, screenwriting or editing – of the art and craft of film production in a predominately hands-on-film curriculum with complimentary theoretical and film culture classes. In addition to the workshops and one-on-one tutoring, One year... [+]

Course Studies in Film in Europe 2017. One Year Filmmaking Program The One year Filmmaking program is an introduction to the essentials of filmmaking Students are introduced to the fundamentals – directing, production, cinematography, screenwriting or editing – of the art and craft of film production in a predominately hands-on-film curriculum with complimentary theoretical and film culture classes. In addition to the workshops and one-on-one tutoring, One year filmmaking program students can choose up to 60 credits of courses from the EICAR English language BFA film curriculum. The program also includes 4 months of “on the set” student film production where One year program students have the opportunity to work in the various posts of cinema production along with students from the Bachelor and Master programs. The program serves as a powerful springboard for students looking to begin their film education. English language Hands-On-Film program in the cinema capital of the world Complete “learning by doing” curriculum in the fundamentals of filmmaking Extensive one-on-one tutoring with film professionals Faculty and tutors – A-list film professionals Screenings, workshops & seminars in partnership with La Cinémathèque Française (French National Film Museum) This is a non-degree program, however, students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to enter the EICAR Bachelor program (or Master program if they qualify) with 60 credits [-]

ONE YEAR FILMMAKING PROGRAM

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time October 2017 France Paris

During this year, the students are taught the fundamental aspects of the aesthetic and technical parameters of frame, sound and new media with more than 1 110 hours of instruction, including eight weeks of internship. [+]

Quick Look Location: Paris, Nice, Brussels Language of Instruction: English Overview During this year, the students are taught the fundamental aspects of the aesthetic and technical parameters of frame, sound and new media with more than 1 110 hours of instruction, including eight weeks of internship. This program is designed to give an extensive hand on technical equipment used in the film industry but also a strong theoretical background on film. The students will have the opportunity to practice during workshop sessions, have more experience through internships and of course to write, direct and shoot their own short movies for a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the filmmaking industry. This intensive program gives the student a global vision of the different jobs needed to achieve a film, to be able to choose one of them and to be more comfortable and professional for his personal projects. This year includes an optional French language program. The graduates with a good level of French will be able to enroll directly in the second year of the 3-year program in Brussels or Nice. Eligibility This program accepts students from all over the world, they have to be 18+ to be eligible and to have achieved the application process. Housing/Accommodation Apartment / Flat Hostel The school doesn’t offer housing but has different partnerships with real estate agencies and will help students find their housing. Program Costs 11 000 euros Costs Include: The cost includes tuition fees no housing or food included. Dates First session : October 3rd 2016 Ends March 17th 2017 2nd session : Jan 2nd 2017 Ends June 16th 2017 [-]

3 Month Special Production Course (SPC)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 3 months September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of this program is for advanced filmmakers to complete a film or video project suitable for festival and/or professional presentation. [+]

Course Studies in Film in Europe 2017. Do you want to develop and shoot and finalize your own short film under tutorship, skilled supervision and technical support? Here you are. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION During a three-month period (September-December) selected and highly qualified applicants may create a film or video project within FAMU International’s Special Productions Program. The aim of this program is for advanced filmmakers to complete a film or video project suitable for festival and/or professional presentation. To this end, Special Productions participants work with an individual project supervisor as well as with various mentors from the FAMU faculty. FOR WHOM IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED? Preference is given to applicants who have already successfully completed any coursework at FAMU, but all students with appropriate educational or professional experience are encouraged to apply. PRODUCTION CONTEXT 
 All projects are produced under the auspices of the FAMU Studio, and include the involvement of a Production Manager provided by FAMU International. Depending on the needs of the student and the project, a skilled Director of Photography, Sound Designer and Editor are also available to assist or collaborate on the project. The budget of the project is included within the course fee. 

 TYPE OF PROJECTS 
Program participants apply directly for the project of their intention: Short Narrative Film Development and Production (16mm film) Participants write and direct a 16mm film, 7 to 12 minutes in length, with Sync sound, shot on location. The project is not limited regarding style, however we particularly welcome contemporary narrative fiction and an author based approach. 

 Television Drama Production (HDTV) 
Participants write and direct a 20 to 25 minute television drama, shot on HD multi-camera television sound stage. Emphasis is on creating a good story, well told, that is dependent on strong writing and work with actors. 

 35mm Cinematography Production Emerging cinematographers create a 3 to 5 minute showcase film to demonstrate their visual abilities with a 35mm, non-sync sound production that they also write (or base the work on screenwriter´s script) and direct. 

 Animation Production Occasionally, the program produces short animation projects depending on the proposals of highly talented student animators. Skilled animation assistants, as well as an animation studio, are available for these productions. Final length is maximum 5 minutes. 16/35 mm or digital is chosen depending on project style and shooting schedule technology. 

 ACADEMIC DIMENSION 
The program is entirely aimed at the production of a completed project. All participants meet regularly with supervisors and mentors, but do not attend any classes. 
However, participants earn 9 academic credits (ECTS) upon successfully completing their project. The final project will be assessed by a committee of FAMU faculty members. 
Additionally, participants may choose to enrol in up to 6 credits (ECTS) worth of classes from the offerings at FAMU International Academy Program – but are not required to do so. 
Participants may also choose to attend FAMU Master Classes and Guest lectures. [-]

Filmmaking - Second year program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial [+]

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film or a 90 minute trilogy shot in the second semester that can serve students as a calling card for the future. The first semester of the second year program is driven by master class workshops with visiting filmmakers, course work, consultations and film projects. The semester also incorporates preproduction and preparation for the films which will be shot and edited second semester. Elements of the first semester include: - Master production workshops: visiting filmmakers will lead 3-day to 2-week practical workshops covering directing the drama, working with actors, commercials and more. - Course work: covering art direction, location scouting, visualization, script analysis, working with actors, managing the production process, casting, rehearsals and more. - Seminars covering: Proper color grading, sound design using Pro Tools, work flow, CG- FX – as directors will be involved in the post production process of their films in the future and it is important to be knowledgeable about the repertoire of possibilities available. APPLICATION DEADLINE for Spring 2015 programs: December 8, 2014 for Year and Fall Semester programs: Early-Action Application Deadline: December 8, 2014 Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2015 Fees - Tuition Fee for PFS Year Program Graduates: 9,800 Euro - Tuition Fee, General: 12.900 - Equipment Fee: 900 Euro [-]

Acting and Film Directing Course

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Florence + 1 more

Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons. [+]

Course Studies in Film in Europe 2017. Acting Course Learn how to become an actor with a step-by-step acting experience and training in screen acting. Acting course features: Programme: Acting for films, audition techniques, film craft, voice and movement, study of scenes, monologues, meisner method. At the end of the workshop, each student receives a cd-rom containing the works done, a participation certificate, and the opportunity of taking an audition in the famous agency "La Bottega degli attori" in Rome. English available 1 lesson = 50 minutes Course prices and duration: 2 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week , 150 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 180 € 4 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 100 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 180 € 6 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week 100 € 4 lessons, 2 days a week 120 € (private) Film Directing Course Learn how to become a film director. Theorical and practical lessons. Film-directing course features : Programme: Film directing basic rules, direction of the actors and organization of a set set (how to interact with members of the crew, learning to coordinate them). Simulations of a set with the actors of the school. Film directing tips for every different cinema category ( advertising spots, commercials or music video, live shooting...). Film discussion. Course prices and duration: 2 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week,180 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 200 € 4 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 130 € 6 lessons, 3 days a week, 160 € 6 Months Course: 4 lessons, 2 days a week, 120 € Course fee includes: Lessons of Italian Course material (book, Eurocentres writing pad and pen) Assessment of your language level on entry (written and oral test, including a personal interview) Personal feedback on your entry assessment test Clear learning goals, discussed with you each week Continuous monitoring of learning progress and diagnostic feedback. Weekly testes and revision lessons Two lessons a week spent in the Study Club, with the assistance of a teacher Final certificate, stating the precise level for your language skills Free access to the Internet (WiFi connection) Free use of Learning Centre and library Eurocentres writing pad and pen Help-desk /staffed school reception 24-hour emergency number Course fee does not include: Travel costs Enrolment fees Examination fees Participation in voluntary leisure activities and excursions (if not otherwise indicated) Pocket money Personal insurance coverage for illness, accident, theft. [-]

Film Business Management, Deal-making, Marketing & Sales

European School of Economics
Campus Full time January 2017 Italy Rome

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. The aim of the course is to equip students with the fundaments of filmmaking and will accomplish a solid foundation upon which you may grow in any direction. Once there, the course will help you choose your area of interest and will provide you with the proper tools to specialize. [+]

In terms of raw figures, the film industry is one of the biggest sources of income for the US, and film studies are offered in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. Our Short Course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to enter the Film Business, along with the benefits of studying in an international environment. All that plus the experience of spending 3 months in the Eternal City. Start living "La dolce vita" now! The Programme comprises 4 modules and 1 workshop. Each module entails one 3-Hrs session per week over 10 weeks, plus an optional 3-month internship programme upon completion of all modules. The modules we are offering are: - The Movie Business: Strategy & Management - Introduction to Accounting & Finance - International Marketing - International Strategic Management - Legal and Film Business Contracts workshop Internship: Available; Students must be considered eligible for taking an internship (submit a resume, [-]

Part Time Documentary Filmmaking

Met Film School
Campus Part time 6 months August 2017 United Kingdom London Germany Berlin Region Berlin Warwickshire Warwick + 5 more

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. [+]

Course Studies in Film in Europe 2017. 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. [-]

MA Social Impact Documentary Filmmaking

Central Film School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

This one-year MA in documentary practice engages in creating social impact through film. It recognizes the unique role that documentaries play in society and the power of high quality storytelling. The goal is to provide graduates with the tools and the confidence to become effective members of the social impact community. [+]

This one-year MA in documentary practice engages in creating social impact through film. It recognizes the unique role that documentaries play in society and the power of high quality storytelling. The goal is to provide graduates with the tools and the confidence to become effective members of the social impact community. The curriculum is practice led and focuses on diverse films with the potential to connect with audiences on a global level. Built around a series of distinct modules, students develop and create a major project, devise impact and engagement campaigns and pitch to an industry panel. The course draws on an extensive network of organisations and individuals within the documentary arena due to the school’s close partnership with the Bertha Foundation, DocHouse and BritDoc. By the end of this course you will be able to: Research, shoot and edit your own documentary and social impact films Investigate relevant funding and distribution channels for a particular project Effectively develop and pitch a variety of documentary project [-]

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

The Met Film - 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). [+]

Course Studies in Film in Europe 2017. 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. [-]

3D Film Production

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo Bergen + 1 more

During the first year of 3D Film Production you learn the 3D crafts, and the second year teaches you to make captivating 3D films. When producing a 3D film, you will be using software and 3D characters instead of film cameras and actors... [+]

During the first year of 3D Film Production you learn the 3D crafts, and the second year teaches you to make captivating 3D films. When producing a 3D film, you will be using software and 3D characters instead of film cameras and actors. First year - The 3D craft The first year of 3D Film Production is identical to 3D Design and Animation. You can still apply directly for this two-year study program; 3D Film Production. To be good at something you need continuous training, and 3D Design and Animation is no exception. In this course we start building, or modeling, very simple objects in 3D. We then texturize, or paint these objects, before finally lighting and completing them. Thereafter, it is back to modeling again, but this time with greater complexity. Again, we do more texturing and lighting, and we also increase the levels of detail and complexity. The same process is repeated over and over again, but with even more refinement each time. That way, we are able to slowly but surely, progress from the production a simple object like a cup, on to more complicated objects, such as a human figure. The next challenge is to construct these characters’ movements in a manner that is believable. Once more, the aim is to strive towards greater complexity as we focus on advanced 3D figures of human beings. If you are able to sculpt a human, you can basically create anything in 3D. 3D is a mixture of both technical knowledge and artistic abilities. This is highly emphasized at Noroff, and we therefore facilitate our training to include both design skills and technical competency. It will be expected that you complete several drawing exercises on paper, and your software as well as technical skills must also be proficient. The assignments in 3D Design and Animation have an objective to simulate real-life challenges that awaits in the industry, and by so prepare you for immediate employment and production after graduation. Second Year - Produce an animated short film Since the dawn of time, storytelling has been part of what it means to be human, and what it mens to be creative and thinking beings. In all storytelling, there is a common structure, with certain variations depending on genre. If you have seen one romantic comedy, you know that a conflict will present itself before the second half, but you also know the story will have a happy ending. If you have read Norwegian fairy tales, you know that the first and second brother will not get the princess, but the third will succeed and win half the kingdom. You will learn the structure of various genres in both short and feature films, and be able to identify the structure and the basic plot elements in a movie. Once you understand these genres, you can draw ideas from any film, in creating your own story. Conceptualization In this study program, you will learn to work with all phases of production, from idea to finished film. When you finish the script, you will create a storyboard, then animate pre-visualizations, before moving on to principal and post production. An all 3D film has no real actors to instruct. It's your job to bring the 3D characters to life. Our minds are experts in reading body language, and if an animation is done poorly, we will notice something wrong, and the magic of the animation is lost. The audience may not be able to pinpoint the error, other than sensing that something is wrong. You, however, will gain knowledge of human anatomy, body language and facial expressions, and thereby be able to make your characters behave in the way that they should. Facial expressions and lip-sync The human has over forty muscles, and our brains aree experts on interpreting various facial expressions. A large portion of digital acting is to make use of our knowledge of facial anatomy and expressions, to convey the right moods and undertones. When the characters are talking, it is essential that lip movements and audio are synchronized. Have you ever noticed when the audio on television is off by even a fraction of a second? This can be very annoying, and we may struggle to keep up with what is being said. You must use your knowledge of phonetics and phonology to make the appropriate lip movements of your character. In addition, the words and the way they are being spoken, must ineract along with the character's body language, so they convey the same message. Film techniques and pre-production When you see a good movie, you react emotionally to the plot, and your reaction is not at random. It is in fact the filmmakers who are manipulating you! As a filmmaker, you have many tools at your disposal for manipulating the audience into experiencing the story as you wish. The effect of good editing by use of multiple angles may increase the tension in the scene. You can use variations in camera motion, speed, soundtrack, lighting, shadows and colors, to create different moods and tones. An important part of pre-production is storyboarding, where the film's scenes are drawn, often as a cartoon, with descriptions of movements and mood. This is very cost-effective, given that it is easier to change a scene in a storyboard, rather than making an entire animation sequence again. It also helps the instructor to maintain artistic control over the final product, beacause the entire production derives from storyboard. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

8 1/2 month program

European Film College EFC
Campus Full time 34 weeks August 2017 Denmark Ebeltoft

Over the course of the 34-week program, you will take part in various film projects, working in crews with other students in a process that is very similar to how... [+]

8 1/2 month program

Over the course of the 34-week program, you will take part in various film projects, working in crews with other students in a process that is very similar to how the film industry works. You will perform different roles from one project to the next, with opportunities to work as cinematographer, screenwriter, director, editor, etc.We will present the framework and general theme of most projects – it could be a music video, a genre piece or a documentary. Apart from this, you can also take advantage of the schools facilities and make your own films, under the guidance of your teachers and in collaboration with other students.

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