Summer course in Film Studies

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Film Studies

Students may enroll in a variety of summer courses across a wide range of disciplines. Courses in humanities, mathematics, and social sciences are commonly offered. Business and management courses may also be available at some institutions.

Film is one of the world's most popular storytelling mediums and is the subject of serious academic study at many different institutions. This field is an excellent way to learn more about film theory, history, and criticism.

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SUMMER FILMMAKING PROGRAM

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time Part time 4 weeks July 2018 France Paris Nice Belgium Brussels + 4 more

This program introduces students to directing, shooting, and editing a short movie (3 to 5 minutes long).

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Our summer programs offer eligible students from all the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. All faculty at ESRA are recognized teachers and working professionals. Our focus is on rigorous academics and learning but also on the social experience that results from bringing international students together. This program introduces students to directing, shooting, and editing a short movie (3 to 5 minutes long). Students learn to write their scripts, how to use digital filmmaking equipment during workshop sessions and go into production. It introduces students to every step from the creative idea to the finalization of a short movie project. During the first two weeks of the program, courses cover the theoretical approach of storytelling and narrative structure, visual grammar, light, and image and students develop their own script during workshop sessions. During the last two weeks of the program, students direct, shoot and edit a three to the five-minute short movie. This program features lectures, screenings, and discussion of classic movies, practical workshops, and field experience. The program lasts 4 weeks and can be divided into two parts of 2 weeks that can be taken individually during the month of July.It is available in Paris and Nice in France and in Brussels Belgium. ... [-]


Summer Course in Film Studies & the Edinburgh International Film Festival

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 4 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. [+]

Film Studies & the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Become a film industry insider with exclusive festival access

Description

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Weeks One and Four will introduce you to film theory including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director-centred approaches, identity, socio-politics and related philosophical issues.

In Weeks Two and Three, you will have the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you have already gained to a variety of selected festival films and events, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. With your Student Delegate Pass, you will have access to action feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and In-Person events, including UK or World premieres at the EIFF.... [-]


Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film. Each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own film.

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SUMMER 2018

Dates:

June Filmmaking Workshop: June 3 - June 30

July Filmmaking Workshop: July 1 – July 28

August Filmmaking Workshop: July 29 - August 25

Each participant shoots his or her own film.

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film.

The first two weeks of the program are classroom-based – introducing the fundamentals of directing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, and sound while also prepping students for their end-of- workshop short film. Each student writes and directs his or her own short while also working on other student productions in various crew capacities.... [-]


Screenwriting in London: Feature Film Fiction Summer Course

Queen Mary University Summer School
Campus Full time 150 hours June 2018 United Kingdom London

This three-week Summer School course enables you to develop your creative writing skills in the area of screenwriting to produce a feature film story. [+]

Overview

This three-week Summer School course enables you to develop your creative writing skills in the area of screenwriting to produce a feature film story. The course will begin with a period of research for ideas and topics, using London as a site and location for this exploration. There will be visits to galleries, museums, walking tours and talks that offer material for story development. There will be research and short writing exercises during the first two weeks of the course (which will form a portfolio for assessment) and in your final week, individual writing sessions and group workshops will focus on helping you to develop and define a single story idea suitable for a feature film screenplay.... [-]


London in Modern European Literature, Fine Art and Film Summer Course

Queen Mary University Summer School
Campus Full time 150 hours July 2018 United Kingdom London

London has been the largest European city for more than two-and-a-half centuries and has played a dominant role in the context of European cities. We are going to explore the ways in which this notion is presented in examples of European literature, fine art and film in the 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. [+]

Overview

London has been the largest European city for more than two-and-a-half centuries and has played a dominant role in the context of European cities. We are going to explore the ways in which this notion is presented in examples of European literature, fine art and film in the 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. The course spans three weeks and offers you a mixture of classroom teaching, film screenings, workshops and excursions. We will also make a number of suggestions for subject-related activities outside your scheduled contact hours.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to develop your curiosity about, and awareness of, the multifaceted urban cultures in London as a whole, and in east London in particular. The course provides the contextual knowledge and analytical framework for you to critically engage with London metropolitan life and its various cultural manifestations.... [-]


British Horror and Fantasy Cinema from Dracula to Harry Potter Summer Course

Queen Mary University Summer School
Campus Full time 150 hours June 2018 United Kingdom London

British cinema is often celebrated for its social realism, yet has made significant and influential contributions to the worlds of horror, fantasy and science fiction. From the Gothic tradition of Dracula to nightmarish visions of London in 28 Days Later and the spectacular popular fantasies of Doctor Who and Harry Potter, this course investigates this alternative history or ‘repressed underside’ of British cinema and the ways in which these films have responded to their social and cultural production contexts. [+]

Overview

British cinema is often celebrated for its social realism, yet has made significant and influential contributions to the worlds of horror, fantasy and science fiction. From the Gothic tradition of Dracula to nightmarish visions of London in 28 Days Later and the spectacular popular fantasies of Doctor Who and Harry Potter, this course investigates this alternative history or ‘repressed underside’ of British cinema and the ways in which these films have responded to their social and cultural production contexts.

Introducing you to a range of critical approaches to film and literature and making full use of our unique London setting, we will engage with debates on the cultural appeal and social significance of horror and fantasy, and the nature of audiences and film spectatorship. Key topics for discussion will be the depiction of London and the East End as both a landscape of fear and wonder; the representation of women, gender and sexuality in horror and fantasy; the psychoanalytic interpretation of horror and the ways through which these films engage with the history of Britain and its capital. With an emphasis on cinema, we will also compare the writing of British authors with film adaptations of their work.... [-]


Modern British Cinema: 1960s - 1980s Summer Course

Queen Mary University Summer School
Campus Full time 150 hours July 2018 United Kingdom London

This course examines the hybrid and diverse nature of the British cinema from the New Wave of the early 1960s to the advent of Channel 4 in the early 1980s. [+]

Overview

This course examines the hybrid and diverse nature of the British cinema from the New Wave of the early 1960s to the advent of Channel 4 in the early 1980s. It will explore two key themes in the British cinema’s long quest for a sustainable model of film-making: the tensions between the indigenous and the international; and the recurring pattern of ‘boom and bust’ in British production. Topics covered include: the emergence of the New Wave and the ‘Swinging London’ films of the 1960s; the relationship between British cinema and Hollywood; the British film renaissance of the early 1980s; ‘state of the nation’ cinema in the Thatcher era; TV funding for film; and the emergence during the 1970s of British auteur film-makers such as Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Bill Douglas). You’ll be taught through a mix of lectures, film screenings, seminars and workshops.... [-]


CEEA International Summer Class

CEEA European Sreenwriting School Of Paris
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 France Paris

If you love films and TV series and want to write scripts (or already do) ; if you wish to practice your skills in a friendly yet demanding atmosphere, in the heart of one of the world’s most inspiring and beautiful cities... this course is for you !

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CEEA International Summer Class Program

If you love films and TV series and want to write scripts (or already do) ; if you wish to practice your skills in a friendly yet demanding atmosphere, in the heart of one of the world’s most inspiring and beautiful cities... this course is for you !

Our summer class is an intensive 3-week workshop in one of the most prestigious and selective screenwriting schools in France : the Conservatoire Européen d’écriture audiovisuelle (CEEA, European Writing School).

This summer workshop offers a high-quality, hands-on approach to the art of scriptwriting… in a unique learning environment.

The school is located in the stunning 18th century Hôtel de Massa, in the 14th arrondissement. It is right next to the Observatory and just a few streets away from the iconic Luxembourg Gardens, lively Montparnasse area and the Latin Quarter where so many writers, filmmakers and artists have lived, worked and studied.... [-]


Film Summer Course

ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews USA New Haven + 2 more

Students of all abilities have the unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of film-making and to let their imaginations run free. Expert tutors who are professionals in the film industry, lead this practical course through interactive seminars, technical training and hands-on experience behind the camera. [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews in Scotland or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program.

Mornings at ISSOS are dedicated to academic study and our high-quality academic programs. Classes meet daily for three hours and, unlike other summer schools, we limit numbers in order to guarantee that all our students will benefit from small class sizes and individual attention. Academic Program Options:... [-]


Young Filmmakers' Academy Summer Course

London Film Academy
Campus 1 - 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Young Filmmakers’ Academy is aimed at 13 to 17-year-olds and is the perfect way to introduce young people to practical filmmaking. Offering training and workshops in the main areas of filmmaking, these 1-week or 2-week summer courses, located in London, culminating in the production of live action shorts, which can serve as the starting point for a career in film or TV. [+]

Our Young Filmmakers’ Academy is aimed at 13 to 17-year-olds and is the perfect way to introduce young people to practical filmmaking. Offering training and workshops in the main areas of filmmaking, these 1-week or 2-week summer courses, located in London, culminating in the production of live action shorts, which can serve as the starting point for a career in film or TV.

This trailer shows some of the recent work by London Film Academy's young filmmakers.

COURSE FEATURES

OPTION 1: 2-Week course (10 days, Monday – Friday)

Gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making films. Go from the story, to script to screen. Varied, collaborative and fun workshops led by a team of experienced teachers and film professionals. Train in 6 key disciplines and achieve a range of film credits. Learn how to write and direct - how to generate stories and how to communicate with actors. Explore the fundamentals of cinematography & sound: digital formats, camera sensor sizes, lens choices, data rates and recording media. Leave with the skills to shoot and make your own films with the equipment at your disposal, from mobile phones to apps and computer software. Receive IMDB credits, and a DVD of work produced. Invite friends and family to celebratory film screenings. ... [-]

Summer Course - Digital Storytelling

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 6 weeks September 2018 USA Maine Czech Republic Prague United Kingdom London + 4 more

From a quick video on Facebook to a big budget movie, people love stories. What’s your story? Learn how to tell it. Writing a script. Lighting a scene. Storyboarding, editing, sound recording – every process and skill. You’ll learn from professionals: BBC writers and University of the Arts instructors in Stockholm. You’ll explore future technologies like VR and drone piloting. And of course, you’ll make your own short film, and also get to attend an international film festival. [+]

Discover Your Passions. The Best Summer Ever. Travel the world, build skills, and fuel your passions during Winterline Global Skills' Summer programs. You’ll gain hands-on experience in your areas of interest, discover what make you tick, and build lifelong friendships. You’ll understand how what you do impacts others throughout the world, and learn how to build from it. If you’re considering a field of study but not sure yet if it’s right for you, this is your opportunity to try it out while working with and learning from our incredible partner organizations. Get ready for the best summer ever.

JULY 1 – AUGUST 11, 2017

Digital Storytelling

US (Maine), Czech Republic, UK... [-]


Summer School: TV Editing Intensive (10 days)

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Campus Full time 10 days January 2019 Australia Sydney Australia Online + 1 more

This ten day Intensive course (delivered over two consecutive weeks Mon - Fri) will combine technical training in the use of Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film/video editing application used extensively in most television productions, with an introduction to the creative art of editing for television and practical, hands-on exercises. Students will have the opportunity to get Avid User Certification within this course. [+]

This ten-day Intensive course (delivered over two consecutive weeks) will combine technical training in the use of Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film/video editing application used extensively in most movie and television productions, and also includes an introduction to the creative art of editing for television and practical, hands-on exercises.

The numbers of jobs in the post-production area in television have been rapidly increasing, and there are real opportunities there for people with the right skills.

During the course, you will complete the official Avid-certified intensive course combining Editing Essentials (101) and Video Effects units (110), which together will prepare you for Avid’s User Level certification in Media Composer 8.... [-]


Summer School: TV Shooter Producer Intensive (5 days)

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Campus Full time 5 days November 2018 Australia Sydney Australia Online + 1 more

Anyone entering the TV industry now needs to be able to “do it all”. It’s essential to be able to use a camera competently and this five-day course will give you the confidence and skills to say “I can do that”. This is a five-day version of our popular TV Shooter/Producer course, which also includes lighting tuition and more location practical.  [+]

Anyone entering the TV industry now needs to be able to “do it all”. It’s essential to be able to use a camera competently and this five-day course will give you the confidence and skills to say “I can do that”. This is a five-day version of our popular TV Shooter/Producer course, but includes lighting tuition and more location practical.

In this intensive week you will learn essential TV production knowledge and skills including:

Essential camera and sound recording skills Basics of lighting pre-production skills for a Field Shooter/Producer Interviewing basics

Over the week you will apply your new camera and sound skills in a series of “real-life” shoots both on location and in studio.... [-]


Summer School: Videomaking 101 - Shoot Edit Publish (5 days)

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Campus Full time 5 days November 2018 Australia Sydney Australia Online + 1 more

Do you - or your staff - want to shoot, edit and upload your own short videos for your corporate website, social media marketing or just for your own interest?  Then this course is for you. Two different dates are available. [+]

Do you - or your staff - want to shoot, edit and upload your own short videos for your corporate website, social media marketing or just for your own interest? Then this course is for you.

You will learn:

Basic camera operation, (with your own camera if you wish, including smart phone cameras and DSLRs) Basic video making principles -- how to get good production values and creativity into even the simplest of video production Data management and ingesting your video footage Basic editing skills using Adobe Premiere Pro (part of the Adobe Creative Suite) Uploading your video in a variety of formats, and publishing to a range of social media platforms ... [-]

Summer School: Writing for TV Intensive (5 days)

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Campus Full time 5 days January 2019 Australia Sydney Australia Online + 1 more

Do you have a great idea for a TV show but need some help to take your idea to the next level? Learn the fundamentals of a creating viable and original TV drama or comedy series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, in this five-day intensive course. [+]

Do you have a great idea for a TV show but need some help to take your idea to the next level? Learn the fundamentals of a creating viable and original TV drama or comedy series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, in this five-day intensive course. The course covers:

the process of concept creation from idea inception to concept presentation the structure of a TV series with and without commercials how to run A, B and C storylines using theme and structure how to structure a 5 act episode how to create a written pitch writing as part of a team on an existing show the role of a Story Producer and how the plotting room works

NOTE: Participants will not work on their own concepts in this class, but learn skills and techniques to apply to their own ideas after the course by creating a series idea in class groupwork and particiapting in a practice pitch with guest TV Network Executive. Pre requisites: All you need is a passion for writing, some great ideas and lots of enthusiasm for working in TV Drama or Comedy.... [-]