You will explore a variety of film production specialisms, from writing and directing to cinematography, editing and composing. Each week your filmmaker host will use examples from their work as well as films that have influenced and inspired them.
This film production course from the NFTS and the BFI Film Academy will deepen your understanding of the 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.
Week 1: A Passion for Film
Week 2: Having Vision: Telling Stories
Week 3: An Accumulation of Decisions
Week 4: Breaking Down a Scene
Week 5: Transitions in Time and Space
Week 6: Music and Sound in Film
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
Discuss the differences between story and theme in a film
Explain the different roles involved in a film shoot
Explore the contribution of the camera to storytelling
Reflect upon the role of editing in telling a story on film
Identify the contribution of sound and music to a film's meaning
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interesting in filmmaking. Whether you’re a budding filmmaker or a film fan who wants to understand more about what happens behind-the-scenes, this course from the internationally acclaimed National Film and Television School will have something for you.