Courses

Courses 1

12-Week Filmmaking Foundation Certificate (part-time)

Part-Time Foundation in Filmmaking familiarises you with filmmaking process and builds a solid foundation in the core screen crafts. The course consists of both lectures and practical workshops, giving you an opportunity to put what you learn into practice and take an informed decision about the next steps in your career or studies.

  • Learn about the role of director, including directing actors and preparing for a shoot using storyboards, script markups and technical floor plans
  • Discover the role of screenwriter and the stages of story development
  • Receive camera training and technical operation skills, including the effect of differing focal length lenses, digital camera, the principles of shot composition, master short, close-ups and cutaways
  • Become familiar with the role of the sound recordist by learning about sound kit, working with sound equipment and recording dialogues
  • Receive introduction to cinematography by learning about lighting and the basics of shot composition
  • Develop post-production skills to be able to edit your screen content
  • Direct a short sequence to practise on-set procedures, camera operation, sound recording and directing commands
  • Learn to shoot on Professional High Digital
  • Learn how to work effectively in key crew roles

 

Students are introduced to essential filmmaking disciplines including:

  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Screenwriting (Storyboarding)
  • Cinematography
  • Post-Production
  • Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X)

 

Practical exercises will demonstrate:

  • Key Lighting Techniques
  • Camera techniques

 

On Completion:

  • Gain experience through collaborative learning
  • Gain in-depth, hands-on training across the key disciplines of filmmaking: Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Sound, Editing
  • Use latest Hollywood standard film equipment and software
  • Develop a working portfolio/showreel
  • UK Certificate

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Be over 18 years’ of age
  • A-Level or equivalent
  • No Previous experience required

 

 

Course 2

15-Week Filmmaking Apprenticeship

15-week Filmmaking Apprenticeship programme is for highly motivated students who would like to enter an intensive, hands-on course of study. You will be taught on ARRI and RED cameras, both of which are industry standard filmmaking cameras used in Hollywood films.

EFA’s apprenticeship programme is unlike any other programme. Students will be placed under the mentorship of an international filmmaker. For this reason the apprenticeship will take place abroad and students will be flown to Dubai or Qatar. This will ensure we get international setting yet be close to home. Students will then work on a live film project as 1st assistant (1AD) to the director, DoP and editor to gain unlimited exposure and powerful knowledge absorption direct from the source.

Students will assist the filmmaking crew in script writing, storyboarding, pre-production. Students will then work on a real-live film set environment with real actors. Finally students will get the opportunity to work with the editors, colourist and sound department to add finishing touches to the film.

What is special about this programme is that students gradually become filmmakers by working real films.

This course is an accelerated intensive course for students who wish to enter the creative motion arts industry and wish to gain professional experience and gain an internationally recognised certificate. Ideally this course if for professionals who are already family with basic concepts of filmmaking but wish to enhance their knowledge and employability factor.

Students are required to produce 1 feature film or 2 short films in that period. We teach the art and craft of filmmaking through a dynamic blend of classroom instruction, hands-on film workshops, and immediate directing experience. Students are behind the camera from the first day of class and will learn about and explore the numerous visual, dramatic, and technical challenges that face directors.

On Completion:

  • Gain the real-world practical skills through work-based learning
  • Gain in-depth, hands-on training across the key disciplines of filmmaking: Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, Production (including Production Design) as 1st Assistants (1AD)
  • Excellent tutor-to-student ratios and practical exposure to industry mentors
  • Use latest Hollywood standard film equipment and software
  • Specialised apprenticeships give real-world experiences and future contacts
  • Develop a working portfolio/showreel
  • UK Certificate

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Be over 18 years’ of age
  • A-Level or equivalent
  • No Previous experience required
  • Self-discipline

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