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Subject-specific activities in film

Give your students a hands-on, inspiring experience of film-making using the latest techniques and media, learning from world-class practitioners who are leading experts in their field.

Our film workshops are primarily aimed at Year 12 students studying subjects such as film studies and creative media, who may be considering further study in this area or a related field.

Workshops can be arranged at mutually convenient times and take place in school/college using the technical equipment available.

Film-making workshops

  • Year group: Year 12
  • Date and time: Seven sessions through the year, 1.5 hours each

We are pleased to be able to offer a series of monthly film masterclasses for the 2014/15 academic year, helping students to develop their skills in areas such as scriptwriting, cinematography, lighting and editing. This can have a dramatic impact on the attainment of your students, with one teacher commenting that "the biggest impact has been in their independence and confidence in creating their own film – they would have needed far more teacher instruction without the sessions."

The workshops culminate with students producing their own film shorts which will be screened at a celebration event at Kingston University at the end of the academic year.

The programme for the workshops is detailed below:

  • Session 1: Into production
    A production planning session – understanding production roles / working with the script  / scheduling / production rules / preparing for your shoot / directing / working with actors and participants
  • Session 2: Writing – getting your idea to screen
    Brainstorming ideas / bringing ideas to life/ approaches to the script writing / working with character/ step outlines / act structure / writing exercises drafting and re-drafting
  • Session 3: Camera and cinematography (practice session)
    How to work with cameras / framing / camera moves / focus / film grammar camera movement / style and cinematography
  • Session 4: Basic lighting/three-point lighting (practice session)
    Lighting ideas / basic three-point lighting / lighting without lights
  • Session 5: Basics of editing (practice session)
    Log and capture in Final Cut / editing basics / the straight cut versus overlapping editing / montage and sequence editing
  • Session 6: Post-production masterclass
    Grading and colour correction / simple titling / working with sound in Final Cut – levelling and mixing sound for the final edit / formatting outputs for screenings
  • Session 7: Celebration event at Kingston University
    A celebration event for students (and parents/staff who wish to attend) based on our university campus, including a tv and film 'job shop', information about university-level study and examining possible careers in the current media work market

We expect these workshops to be extremely popular, so if you are interested please get in touch by emailing

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