Digital Film Making with Final Cut Pro
Dates: 8th September - 12th September 2014
10am - 6pm
(This figure is refundable should you choose to progress your study to diploma level with Futureworks.)*
With the advancement in technology of recent years, filmmakers have been able to create stunning cinematic short and feature films on very tight budgets. Over the course of one intensive week you will be introduced to all the necessary tools to get you started on the path as an independent filmmaker. Using the latest in HDSLR cameras and industry standard equipment you will be given the knowledge you need to get out there and make great looking films on a small budget.
Using the latest HDSLR cameras, we will show you how to create professional results using lighting, framing and depth of field techniques including the skills required to shoot within a green screen environment ready for the Post Production stage. The buzzword for digital cinema is filmic and we will show you how to achieve filmic images that will take your production to a new level. You will be supplied with a short film script so we can focus purely on the filmmaking by storyboarding your shots and quickly getting stuck into the production.
Using the industry standard – Apple's Final Cut Pro - you will be given an introduction to editing your films; focussing on the important tools that you will need in order to cut your film together. In conjunction with editing, we will delve into the colour correction and grading of your film to give it that cinematic quality. Adobe's After Effects program is used on most productions of this type and an introduction to this incredible tool will also be included within this course, you will learn how to add basic effects to your footage, create animated titles, and how to process green screen images.
The Final Stage will be the creation of your own DVD or High Definition file ready for the Web.
If you are a budding film maker, but need help getting on the right track, this course is for you.
"I gained a vast amount of knowledge over the 5 days, I was a little concerned that the course may be too advanced for a beginner but the tutors pitched it just right and were always happy to explain things in more detail." Kathryn Aylett, Digital Film Making Course (December 2012)
"Andy and Tom (and Sam) were really great and patient teachers, and I feel I learned a lot. Going through the whole hands-on process of shooting and editing a short film was great practice and I'm looking forward to putting these new skills into action in my own work." Ciara Leeming, Digital Film Making Course (March 2013)
"Thanks for the course, a really fun and friendly approach to learning with just the right balance of technical information and hands on training." Jenny Dutton, Digital Film Making Course (March 2013)
Would you like to see an example of what our digital film making students can achieve in just five days? Click here to watch March 2013's project.
* The amount paid can only be refunded against one of our 2 year diploma courses. If you are funding the course by instalments then this amount would be deducted from the final payments.