Practical Filmmaking

Fully funded and partially funded places available

Designed for those with little or no experience of filmmaking, this intensive short film course will provide hands-on training in professional filmmaking under the guidance of industry filmmakers and tutors.

Practical workshops and training exercises provide a well-balanced introduction to the technical craft of filmmaking and the art of visual storytelling.

Programme Overview

Students will have the opportunity to operate as part of a crew on a high quality short film with professional actors and receive one-to-one support from working film industry experts. All the main aspects of filmmaking are taught, including professional sound recording, casting and producing. Other key areas covered are directing, screenwriting, cinematography, production design, editing, sound mixing and colour grading.

Programme Facts

3 weeks


19th April 2022





Student Story


If I am going to be a Director or Producer, I need to know what all the roles are, not just from a technical level, but from experience of having done the roles and this what I have gotten from my course here. Its great because you not only get a taste, but you get thrown right in and you keep paddling in order to create a good film.

Carlton Tufnell,

Six Month Independent Filmmaking

Course Outline


The first week of the course is all about the theory and practice of filmmaking. Students will focus on the key elements of the filmmaking process. Subjects covered include script structure and development, directing, production management and visual storytelling.


During the second week of the course students receive a more intensive series of practical workshops on several aspects of film production, including producing, cinematography, sound, lighting and casting. Students are giving intensive training and tutorials with equipment in the studio to prepare them for their film shoot the following week. The pre-production for the shoot takes place by the end of the week.


In the final week students will have their shoot either on location or in our studio, and then enter the post-production phase of their course. Students learn about logging rushes, post- production sound and picture editing. On the final day students are invited to bring their family and friends to the première screening of their film.

Entry Requirements

No experience or qualifications required.

The Certificate in Practical Filmmaking course is for students aged 18+. This intensive three-week course requires passion and dedication. It is a chance to experience real filmmaking with industry leading tutors and facilities, and we welcome applications for this course from anybody ready to work hard and begin their adventure in cinema.


Tuition Fee


Funded Places Available

Are you ready to Tell Your Story?

Our Tutors

Dennis Morrison

I’m probably the last generation to be taught traditional editing skills. Splicing bits of film together with a blade and sticky tape seems archaic now, but this was the perfect grounding for my adventure in storytelling.
My post-production and editing work has spanned music and dance videos, TV and independent short films. For over 10 years I’ve been teaching editing on workshops and courses.
I became a spokesperson for independent filmmakers due to my progressive views on video distribution. This led to being invited to international film festivals, including Cannes, and speaking about audience building and monetisation at various events.

Dennis Morrison,