Media and Photography

Digital Video: Self-Shooting Film Makers Foundation Short Course

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year and will run for 6 weeks from 6pm until 8pm.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will achieve

This is a non accredited course.

Course overview

Learn how to make a film the professional way

Our six-week introduction course for Digital Video Production will cover all of the essentials for budding self-shooters, giving you the skills and hands-on experience to start film-making with confidence.

Many of the skills learned on this course can be applied to any camera or shooting format. With a mix of theory and practical exercises the course will provide a solid grounding in the skills you need to start shooting.

Whether you want to create a pro-quality self-shot film for social media or even begin on the journey to a career in film-making, come along and have fun while you learn how to shoot film like a pro.

Course content

Come along and join our introductory course teaching you how to create that unique digital film experience.

On this course you will learn the following skills:

  • Scripting and Storyboarding
  •  Composition and Editing
  • Camera menu, set up
  • Tripod and handheld operating
  • Exposure control and white balance techniques
  • Focus control including depth of field
  • Recording sound
  • Controlled/uncontrollable action
  • Management of CF cards and media
  • Editing and Production

All equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

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How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £200 Full Fee Payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Digital Video: Self-Shooting Film Makers Foundation Short Course

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