Practical Filmmaking

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. The programme covers the full production pipeline from script to edit.

Programme Overview

After learning about the pre-production process, you will operate as part of a crew on a high quality short film with professional actors, then complete an edit of the final film. You receive one-to-one support from working film industry experts and build your professional circle from day one with peers and tutors. All the main aspects of filmmaking are taught, including producing, directing, cinematography and sound recording. Other key areas covered are screenwriting, casting, production design, editing, sound mixing and colour grading.

Programme Facts

3 weeks


8th July 2024

29th July 2024

19th August 2024





Enjoy a 10% discount if booked and paid 2 months before course start date.

Course Outline

Week 1


The first week of the course introduces the theory and practice of filmmaking including story structure, directing, production management and visual storytelling. Starting with the script, you learn how a director works  with actors and key collaborators, and the preparation needed to move into production.

Week 2


During the second week of the course you receive more intensive practical workshops including cinematography, sound, lighting and design. You practice with professional equipment and are allocated crew roles for the film shoot. Pre-production for the shoot takes place by the end of the week

Week 3


In the final week you will have completed the shoot and enter the post-production phase of the course. You learn about the edit workflow, post- production sound and picture editing. On the final day you will export your own edit and watch the première screening of the group 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

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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,

Are you ready to Tell Your Story?