National Film And Television School MOOC On Filmmaking

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The National Film And Television School is offering free online course,’Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen’. This course is intended for filmmaker or a film fan who wants to understand more about what happens behind-the-scene.

Over six weeks, the course will explore filmmaking process and show you how to take it further – whether making your own short films, thinking about a career, or simply a deeper appreciation of the films you watch in future. The course will start on 

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort:   3 hours/week
Subject: Filmmaking
Institution:  National Film And Television School & FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on

Providers Details

The National Film And Television School is offering the course via renowned online platform FutureLearn. The National Film and Television School is one of the best and most respected film, television and new media schools in the world.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. This online platform provides online courses from the world’s best universities.

About This Course

Whether you’re a budding filmmaker or a film fan who wants to understand more about what happens behind-the-scenes, this free online course from the internationally acclaimed National Film and Television School will have something for you.

The NFTS has teamed up with the BFI to offer this course, as part of the BFI Film Academy. The Film Academy provides opportunities for people across the UK to learn more about film industry, and working alongside experienced professionals, get hands-on opportunities, making short films themselves.

Explore Filmmaking also features a number of award-winning short films made by recent graduates of the NFTS, and recommended videos from theBAFTA Guru collection, designed to help people taking their first steps into the film industry.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Team of award-winning filmmakers will take you through their approach to telling stories, as well as demystifying their own filmmaking specialisms – from writing and directing to cinematography, editing and composing.

This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can pursue a Certificate. This course doesn’t require any existing specialist film-making skills or equipment, though there will be extension activities if you want to enhance your learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

This MOOC of The National Film And Television School will deepen your understanding of the filmmaking process. It also make you underst and how to take the process further – whether making your own short films, thinking about a career, or simply a deeper appreciation of the films you watch in future.

Instructors

-Jon Wardle
Director of Curriculum at the National Film and Television School. The Lead Educator for the Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen course.

-Pate Fraser
Educator on the course ‘Explore Filmmaking’ from the NFTS and Project Lead on the NFTS BFI Film Academy residential for young filmmakers.

Course Format

Each week the filmmaker host will use examples from their own work as well as the films that have influenced and inspired them:

1 – Introduction: how does a film get from script to screen?
Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and producer of more than 40 films, including The Crying Game, Mona Lisa and Company of Wolves.

2 – Storytelling: what’s the difference between plot and theme?
Destiny Ekharaga, director of Gone Too Far.

3 – Decisions: how to choose budget, schedule, location and kit?
Mike Figgis, director of Leaving Las Vegas, TimeCode and Internal Affairs.

4 – The scene: how does a director make choices on set?
Corin Hardy, director of The Hallow and just announced to direct re-make of The Crow + has directed music videos for artists such as The Prodigy, Olly Murrs and Devlin.

5 – Time and space: how does editing affect meaning?
Justine Wright, editor of Touching the Void, The Iron Lady and Locke.

6 – Sound and music: what is the impact of a film’s soundtrack?
Danny Hambrook, sound designer of Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Le Weekend, production sound mixer on Rush

Requirements

-This course doesn’t require any existing specialist film-making skills or equipment.

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