Study Learn Film Production, Film Making, Documentaries, music videos, camera operation

This short intensive course will provide you with the technical skills to produce a short documentary film, while developing the creative and theoretical aspects of ethical filmmaking.

This course explores all components of documentary film production including research, scriptwriting, directing, producing, interview techniques, camera operation, sound, production design, editing and colour correction.  The course culminates with the production of a short documentary film, providing you the opportunity to put into practice all the skills and theories as you learn them.

At the end of the course, you will graduate with IMDb credit, a press kit and a DVD of your film.










Topics covered

  • Researching
  • Creating a proposal and treatment
  • Pre-production planning
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Film shooting
  • Editing
  • Audio mastering and titling
  • Marketing and distribution


What you’ll learn

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Research a concept, write a proposal and create a treatment
  • Plan an ethical, safe and successful production
  • Get the most out of interview subjects
  • Translate your idea into the language of film
  • Create drama through sound and video editing


Who should attend

This course is aimed at people who have some experience in filmmaking and are looking to upskill through project based learning. It is highly recommended for students who want to apply for further study in filmmaking.





Follow Up Courses

BA (Hons) in Digital Film Production


You should bring a notebook, pen and sketchbook to classes. You may also want to bring with you a camera and laptop or tablet, however these are not essential.

  Date from Date to Day(s) of the week Time Duration  
  22 May 2017 7 June 2017 Mon - Fri 10:00-17:00 8 Weeks  
  16 October 2017 8 December 2017 Mon - Fri 10:00-17:00 8 Weeks