Course in Filmmaking

Top Courses in Filmmaking

Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.

Filmmaking is the process of creating movies, documentaries, and more. There can be many concepts to learn for a student interested in becoming a filmmaker, such as the basics of screenwriting, casting, shooting, and editing a film.

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Course One Year Filmmaking Program

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time October 2018 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.... [-]


Filmmaking - Semester program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The semester program at Prague Film School is a highly-intensive, hands-on course with a steep learning curve. The objective of the program is to instruct concrete craft skills through substantial production and coursework. By the program's end, students will have developed a certain fluency in both the technical aspects of filmmaking and in film language in general.

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Spring 2018: January 12 - May 12

Autumn 2018: September 7 - December 22

The semester program at Prague Film School is a highly-intensive, praxis-oriented course with a steep learning curve. The objective of the program is to instruct concrete craft skills through substantial production and course work. By the program's end, students will have developed a certain fluency in both the technical aspects of filmmaking and in film language in general.

Semester Program Review

Students enrolled in the semester program are required to follow courses in each of the core modules of screenwriting, editing, cinematography and directing. Students attend classes in sound, camera-related workshops and two elective courses from a menu of courses listed below. Within the first semester, each student directs four film productions while working on an additional 16 - 20 film sets.... [-]


Filmmaking - Second year program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 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

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September 7, 2018 - May 25, 2019

The second-year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on film sets. The second-year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of longer format projects using more advanced technologies (Arri Alexa, RED Epic).

The first semester of the second year program is driven by master class workshops with visiting filmmakers, coursework, consultations and film projects. The semester also incorporates preproduction and preparation for the films which will be shot and edited the second semester.

Visiting filmmakers will lead 3-day to 3-week practical workshops covering directing the drama, working with actors, shooting mood and atmosphere, art direction, visualization, script analysis, managing the production process, casting, rehearsals and more.... [-]


Filmmaking - Year Program

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading schools providing practical training in the core disciplines of filmmaking. The school's accelerated programs, its international faculty, and world-class facilities draw students from all over the globe bent on converting a long-held passion for film into a lifetime profession.

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September 7, 2018 - May 25, 2019

Films made in the course of the year program reflect a gradual progression from the basics of filmmaking to the successful completion of a well-crafted film. Each stage of the process is developed under the supervision of the faculty whose courses cover theoretical and technical topics aimed at deepening knowledge and honing technical skills.

The year program is divided into two semesters. First semester, each student completes foundation courses in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. Students also enroll in two elective courses while receiving additional training in sound, lighting, camera movement and grip.

Practical exercises are integrated into the curriculum and each student directs 4 films while working on another 16 to 20 productions in some crew capacity.... [-]


Film Foundation Programme

European Film College
Campus Full time 8 - 9 months August 2018 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 ... [-]

Auckland Summer Direct Enrollment – University of Auckland Film Production

IES Abroad
Campus Full time Part time June 2018 New Zealand Auckland Hong Kong + 1 more

You will directly enroll in the University of Auckland's four-week practical program for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand and create your own short drama episode. [+]

Why Auckland?

The 2015 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland third in the world for quality of life. With beautiful volcanoes and lava flows, a dynamic mixture of European, Asian, and Pacific influences, friendly residents, and breathtaking coastal views, you’ll fall for Auckland’s unique charm. With Auckland as your home, you’re in the perfect place from which to experience both the cultural and natural wonders of New Zealand.

What You'll Study

You will directly enroll in the University of Auckland's four-week practical program for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry to New Zealand and create your own short drama episode. Structured around a practical production process based on professional television industry practice, this program is a hands-on experience designed to set you up with the tools you need to launch your career in film, television and digital media industries. Due to the small size and intensive nature of the program, admission is highly selective.... [-]


One Year Filmmaking Program

EICAR
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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...

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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.... [-]


Low Budget Cinema Workshop

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Part time 12 hours September 2018 Spain Barcelona

This course is aimed at all the initiates in the world of cinema who are interested in making the jump from the short to the feature film, but are intimidated by the high costs and difficulties involved in producing a movie and exploiting it commercially. [+]

Beginning February 18, 2017 This course is aimed at all movie starters who want to make the jump from short to feature, but are intimidated by the high costs and difficulties involved in producing a movie and exploiting it commercially.

This workshop is divided into 12 thematic blocks: Start, description. The dossier, the teaser and the trailer. Legal aspects: the producer, the manager, contracts, taxes, statutes, etc. Locations and people. The permits. The Film Commissions. Technical and artistic personnel. The pitch. Cameras, machinery, software, technical equipment. Postproduction cost savings. Sponsorship, product placement and associated producers. Models of contract, logistics. The 3D. 3D cinema: technical equipment, projection, limitations. Promotion and Internet. Promotional maneuvers before, during and after shooting. Social networks. The Crowdfunding. The micromecenazgo. Platforms in Spain, USA and UK. Diffusion and Subsidies. Media and IberMedia programs. Help from ICAA. The distributor. The Premiere: Technical Aspects and Formats. The DPC and how to get it. Vimeo and Vimeo Pro. Festivals. Strategy to introduce and defend the film at a film festival. New windows and the future.... [-]


Introductory Course To Film Photography

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Part time 3 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

We teach cinema and technology at your service without losing its purest essence: THE ART OF STORYTELLING. [+]

Beginning February 6, 2017 Objective: To learn the fundamental performance, features and performance of the HD digital camera for indoor and outdoor use; To know the theoretical concepts of light, lighting material and the essential techniques and practices of lighting in film photography.

Who it is aimed at: Designed for people who are approaching for the first time in the direction of photography in digital cinema and people with no experience in handling and lighting with high definition (HD) camcorders, who wish to start in the world of photography for cinema.

Syllabus: Introduction to the HD camera. Cinematic language: Plans and angles. Composition and its rules Camera movements Photographing styles Types of lights: Natural and artificial Rolling with interior gain Shooting with shutter indoors and outdoors Correction of color temperature with filtration Photometer against luxmeter Requirements: + 21 years. No prior knowledge is required.... [-]


Film Direction Professional Course

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
Campus Part time 5 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

We teach cinema and technology at your service without losing its purest essence: THE ART OF STORYTELLING. [+]

Beginning February 6, 2017 Objective: This course is designed to lay the foundations of cinematic direction, allowing students to be able to understand the process of making a film production, from its original idea to the final postproduction .

Who is it for: Students and professionals who are curious or need to acquire the fundamental knowledge of the world of cinema and the management of audiovisual projects.

Requirements: From 21 years old No prior knowledge is required.

Career opportunities: Multi-skilled freelance able to work in audiovisual productions as assistant manager, management of low budget productions at professional level and collaborator in producers.... [-]


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

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 10 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Yarnton

Take your film idea from "script to screen" in just 10 weeks under the personal supervision of award-winning film producer Bruce Windwood. [+]

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 ten 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 10 week 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.... [-]


MA Social Impact Documentary Filmmaking

Central Film School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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.... [-]


Course in Editing and Montage

Moscow Film School
Campus Part time 2 years October 2018 Russia Moscow

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Best Courses in Filmmaking 2018. The language of instruction: RUSSIAN This 1-year practice oriented program focuses on the montage workflow within the production chain and different stages of postproduction. The objective of the program is to help students acquire technical skills, as well as aesthetic competence and thus providing them with all the means for a confident start in the working world. Students work with real film footage during education. A constantly updated resource base allows students to create a diversified portfolio. Tutors of the course are well-known practitioners. [-]

Advanced Diploma in Animation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 24 months October 2018 Canada Kelowna

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UP TO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. Do you ever wonder about the talent, dedication and hard work that goes into the magic of bringing a character or environment “alive” in an animation or special effect? Our 3D animation program in Kelowna, BC, trains you to succeed in this continually in demand and evolving field.

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LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UP TO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY.

Do you ever wonder about the talent, dedication and hard work that goes into the magic of bringing a character or environment “alive” in an animation or special effect? Our 3D animation program in Kelowna, BC, trains you to succeed in this continually in demand and evolving field. Through concept development and storyboarding all the way to post-production and special effects, our Animation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects diploma program allows you to build a strong foundation of 3D animation skills to start your career as an animator in gaming, film, and animation studios across the country.... [-]