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An Introduction to Film Making and Post-Production. Ages 7-12
MAY DATES: Weekly Sessions
Tue, May 4, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tue, May 11, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tue, May 18, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tue, May 25, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
JUNE Half Term Camp Dates:
Tue, Jun 1, 2021 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Whilst the enrolment fee is for one child, age-appropriate siblings are welcome to attend the sessions.
This is a 4-session course (1 hour per session), aimed at kids who want to investigate the world of film production. This course will cover the basics of developing film concept ideas, storyboarding, sound and post-production. Each session starts with a group activity to help break the ice and to get students interacting with one another. No one is forced to participate but we encourage all students to try and participate fully in lessons. Digital badges are awarded to students who contribute and share!
This session will encourage students to examine different genres of film and to consider the job roles within the film industry. We will look at the different types of camera shots used to create scenes. Students will be given a scenario to work from and will begin to plan a short film. (Please note: Students can film their clips on any device they have available and, if they have access, are encouraged to use free editing software to enhance their clips). Resources and home learning tasks to support the next class will be sent by email at the end of the lesson. Whilst it is not imperative that these tasks are completed, they will help to make the most of each session! There will be an opportunity at the start of the session to share any home-learning tasks that have been completed.
Session 2: This session focusses on the role of storyboarding in film design. Students will be given the opportunity to begin to storyboard their ideas, digitally or on paper. The role of music will be examined, and students will listen to and select appropriate music clips to use in their short film.
Session 3: This session focusses on the use of Foley sound effects and other post-production techniques. Students will participate in a research task and quick sound quiz. The storyline for the short film will be developed further.
Session 4: Students will be shown different post-production editing techniques which could be used to enhance their filmed scenes. Students will be sign-posted towards free online resources they could use to edit their film clips. In this session, students will be encouraged to write a short synopsis to advertise their film once it is released.
The sessions are spaced apart to enable students to prepare for the next lesson (not essential but worthwhile!) All classes take place via Zoom – a link is generated at time of booking
Session 5 is an optional session where students can ‘share’ their completed films. Details will be sent after Session 4.
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