Central Film School provides students with all the facilities and equipment they’ll need on their learning journey. Depending on the needs of specific shoots and programme modules, students will also have access to off-site facilities and spaces.
All student films at the school are shot on professional-grade equipment across both digital and film. Students begin working with the Canon EOS C100, then progress to larger, more demanding cameras like the C300, BlackMagic 4K Cinema Camera, Arri ALEXA and even the ARRI SRIII Super 16mm. Central Film School students train on industry-standard sound and lighting kit and learn the skills necessary to operate as a coordinated crew, both on-set and throughout the production process.
Our studio is fully equipped to become anything the script might call for. Professional rigging and the freedom for students to build any set imaginable has allowed it to become a space station, a fortune-teller’s tent, and a Parisian cafe.
A variety of resources is available on campus and with partner resource libraries
The school has its own on-site library with a wide range of books, magazines and DVDs. Access is granted free to all students to take resources home or to use on the premises.
Access to the huge BFI collection of materials on film and television is available to all, free of charge. Most items can be accessed on the day inside their fantastic campus located on London Southbank. Check their site here
Free unlimited monthly access to the Video Library catalogue and a 20% discount on all their cinema screenings, and 10% discount in the bar and cafe, with our membership to the Close-Up Film Centre. Close-Up also has a library of over 1000 books and other publications in film studies ranging from film theory, criticism and practice to history, biography and reviews.
Free entry to all films, discounts off food and drink, and other membership benefits for all students on programmes of 1 year or longer
We train our filmmakers to work with industry standard software throughout production. All our Apple machines are provided with specific Adobe applications as well as Macbooks for on-set work.
The school also has a Post Production Online Finishing Suite comprising: Eizo 4K reference monitor and sound mixing desk