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The Film Academy course for ages 16-18 is a two-week extensive HD Digital Video Production course where students learn the whole process of video production from the initial idea through to a final film. The course shows students how to plan, storyboard, script and then shoot and edit a short drama or a documentary. Students gain a sense of independence in producing their own film, and will benefit from the guidance of expert tutors in order to do this.
Shoots take place on location, giving students the opportunity to see numerous beautiful and interesting locations around the city they stay in. Students will use industry-standard HD video equipment, lighting, microphones and monitor.
This course is suitable for beginners, students with limited video experience, or as a progression from the Film Academy for students aged 13-15.
This course teaches specific skills needed to be a director, producer, director of photography or editor. With this knowledge, students let their imagination run wild as they create their own films, identify their strengths and cooperate with their peers to shape their work. Students also have the opportunity to work with actors and industry professionals, allowing them to experience the world of filmmaking first-hand.
From day one, students get to use HD Digital Camcorders. Top-class equipment and practical workshops ensure that students can learn as they work, experimenting with different shots and refining their own videographic style.
By the end of this course, students will have:
The course is taught by established industry professionals with a passion for crafting moving image.
Students will learn the basics of production, including planning, script-writing, development, location finding and storyboarding. Students have the opportunity to use industry-standard HD video equipment, professional microphones and lighting equipment to shoot their production on location. Alongside providing the best environment in which to refine their production skills, this also means that students can explore the beautiful cities they reside in. Once the film is shot, students use the latest Apple Macs and Final Cut Pro to edit their masterpiece. Credits and titles complete the production, before the films are remastered for web release and their own portfolios. Many films are even shown at the Graduation ceremony, proving the strength of the material produced during the course.
|Day||Week 1 (Scroll right for week 2)||Week 2|
|Monday||Directing theory, technical training, camera races||Shoot day 3|
|Tuesday||Practice shoot||Pick-ups, edit day 1|
|Wednesday||Practice shoot||Edit day 2|
|Thursday||Shoot day 1||Edit day 3|
|Friday||Shoot day 2||Final edit day, screening|
Take this course if you love films, or have always wanted to create your own production, if you like to get out of the classroom and make things happen, and if you like to explore different locations and problem-solve
The most bustling of all our centres, London is a cosmopolitan hotspot where students can really experience the melting pot of the United Kingdom. Our London summer school takes place in Imperial College London, situated in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.
Students will live and study in Imperial College London, experiencing student life in one of the world’s most respected and prestigious academic institutions. As well as ranking consistently in the top ten universities worldwide, Imperial has already produced an impressive number of Nobel Laureates – no mean feat considering the university was officially founded as recently as 1907.
Students in London will experience life in the buzzing heart of the UK's capital, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our London Summer School has to offer.
Students at Imperial College London will be accommodated in comfortable en-suite single rooms. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at Imperial College London, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like.
Learn more about our Imperial College London centre.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
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(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
Read how Mifta's experience with us introduced her to lifelong friends from across the world.Read Mifta's story
An aspiring cinematographer, Rebecca joined us at the ISC for our Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme.Read Rebecca's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.