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Introduction to Filmmaking: Shooting Scenes

Weekly Class for Adults

Introduction

This ten week course is directly connected to the Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development and the Introduction to Filmmaking: Editing evening courses. You can apply for the full year, or for individual terms depending on experience and interest.

This filmmaking course is based entirely on a pre-chosen set. Classes will focus on the operation of the various pieces of equipment that are used on film sets. Students will also be taught the roles within various departments and the responsibilities that come with these roles.

This is an introductory, open access course which will best suit students who have had no practical film training. Due to its modular format this course may also be suitable for those keen to develop and improve particular skills.

Introduction

This ten week course is directly connected to the Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development and the Introduction to Filmmaking: Editing evening courses. You can apply for the full year, or for individual terms depending on experience and interest.

This filmmaking course is based entirely on a pre-chosen set. Classes will focus on the operation of the various pieces of equipment that are used on film sets. Students will also be taught the roles within various departments and the responsibilities that come with these roles.

This is an introductory, open access course which will best suit students who have had no practical film training. Due to its modular format this course may also be suitable for those keen to develop and improve particular skills.

Course outline

The students will be shooting scripts that have been selected from the Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development course.

By the end of this course students should understand:

  • All the roles that make up a film crew and the responsibilities of each one
  • How the various departments work together
  • How a professional set runs
  • The role of test shoots and rehearsals
  • How to follow a production schedule
  • How to build and operate the equipment used by the film crew
  • The role of the production paperwork and its use in the next stage of the filmmaking process

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

Applications are now closed for the Agnes Allan bursary.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you. You can also download a FAQs document here: Agnes Allan Bursary FAQs



Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this open access course, although having attended Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development would be beneficial.

Preparing for your course

There is no preparation required before attending the course. Students are advised to bring a notepad and pen for note taking.

At a glance...

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Term dates and tuition fees

Tuition Fee: £160

Wednesdays 17 January – Wednesday 21 March 2018

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for both people who have never picked up a camera before and for those who wish to develop skills in specific areas of filmmaking.

The most important student attribute is a passion for filmmaking and a desire to be creative.

The course will also suit professionals from other backgrounds who wish to gain experience in filmmaking.

Teaching staff

Duncan Sanders

Duncan Sanders graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with First Class Honours in Digital Film and Television. During his time at the Conservatoire he was lucky enough to meet and work with artists as diverse as Kevin Spacey (House of Cards, American Beauty) Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park, Ghandi) James McAvoy (X-Men Days of Future Past, Atonement) and Seamus McGarvey (Avengers Assemble, Godzilla)

Since graduation he has worked as a workshop facilitator and film maker, collaborating with companies such as the Lyceum Theatre, Fresh Creations and Short Courses, where he has been a Film Making tutor for the better part of four years. He has devised and delivered courses covering the practical, technical and theory side of film making.