Easter Holiday Filmmaking Courses At Phoenix Square - Large Scale News

Easter Holiday Filmmaking Courses At Phoenix Square
Thu, Mar 17, 2011
Following on from the sell-out success of our filmmaking courses during the February half-term we are proud to announce 3 filmmaking workshops for the Easter Holidays.  21st Century Kids is a 2 day workshop for Primary aged young people, Two Day Film School is for Secondary Aged young people and Filmmaking Boot Camp is for Adults. 

The Wizarding Film Workshop in December, and our Half-term filmmaking courses sold out in double quick time, so please book early to ensure your places.


These courses will largely be a repeat of the courses we ran in February. If you would like to visit again you are more than welcome, however, be aware that some of the content will be the same, though the creative filmmaking element will be different as you will be working with a different group of people. 

 

Filmmaking Boot Camp. (1 day).    16 + And Adult

 

Filmmaking Boot Camp.  Learn the basics and be ready to make films!

Saturday 16th April 2011, 10 am – 4 pm, at Phoenix Square.

 

One day basic training for beginners or anyone who would like to improve their camera and filmmaking skills. We will start from the basics, so no one is left behind, though this course will be suitable for those with some experience. At the start we will ascertain the level of participants and take into account what they want to learn. 


The course plan is not fixed and remains flexible, depending on participants skills, needs and desires. Early on participants will be asked what they would like to learn and what the want to get from the course, which will be tailored accordingly. 

 

The course includes basic camera operation, framing and composition, how to make the best use of available light and recording sound. There will be time for lots of Q & A, for you to find out more about practical filmmaking.

 

Large Scale will provide cameras, however if you want to learn on your own camera, please bring it along, though make sure the batteries are charged!

 

Participants will need to complete a release form so photos and movies can be posted online. Please bring some lunch or some money for the Cafe bar. 


Guideline Course Outline:


AM

Q & A - ascertaining participant skills

Camera operation and function.

Use of tripods

Composition tricks and tips - setting up different sized shots

Composition and panning shots

Composition and hand held shots


PM

Editing: Trimming clips and adding them to the timeline, transitions, adding music and sound effects, adding titles, adding effects and outputting material. 

Q & A 

Evaluation and progression


Tickets: £30 for one day course. Available at Phoenix Box Office, 01162 422 800, or book online www.phoenix.org.uk

21st Century Kids. (2 days).    7-10 Year Olds.

 

21st Century Skills for 21st Century Kids. An introduction to filmmaking and the moving image.

Monday & Tuesday, 18th & 19th April 2011, 10 am – 4 pm, at Phoenix Square.

 

In an encouraging environment, with an emphasis on doing rather than listening, young people will learn the basic functions of video cameras, how to frame and compose shots and how to use a tripod.

 

Young people will have the opportunity to be creative with cameras, devising or recreating some short scenarios and learn to edit using iMovie.


Please bring a packed lunch, though there is an option to purchase a packed lunch for £3 (Sandwiches, fruit and crisps). Water and squash will be available throughout the day.


Parents and carers will need to complete release form, with emergency contact number, so photos and movies can be posted online. 


The course is pitched at beginners, though at the start we will ascertain the level of participants and take into account what they want to learn. 


The course plan is not fixed and remains flexible, depending on participants skills, needs and desires. Early on participants will be asked what they would like to learn and what the want to get from the course, which will be tailored accordingly. 

 

Guideline Course Outline


Day 1

Q & A - ascertaining participant skills

Equipment safety

Camera operation and function. Use of tripods

Composition tricks and tips - setting up different sized shots

Recreating a scene from a movie


Day 2

Editing: Trimming clips and adding them to the timeline, transitions, adding music and sound effects, adding titles, adding effects. 

Making a short movie - from development to premiere in 3 hours!

Evaluation


 

Tickets: £50 for two days. Available at Phoenix Box Office, 01162 422 800, or book online www.phoenix.org.uk

 


Two Day Film School.  (2 days).   11 – 16 Year Olds

 

Two Day Film School.  Learn the basics of filmmaking with a professional filmmaker.

Wednesday & Thursday, 20th  & 21sr April 2011, 10 am – 4 pm, at Phoenix Square.

 

Learn the basics well and they will be at your command for life. On this workshop you will learn how to use a camera, the tips and tricks of shooting like a pro, plus the best way to film moving shots. 


Young people will have the opportunity to be creative with cameras, devising or recreating some short scenarios. Young people will learn the basics of editing, and how to export films for DVD or YouTube.


Please bring a packed lunch, though there is an option to purchase a packed lunch for £3 (Sandwiches, fruit and crisps). Water and squash will be available throughout the day.

 


Parents and carers will have to complete release form, with emergency contact number, so photos and movies can be posted online. 


The course is pitched at beginners, though at the start we will ascertain the level of participants and take into account what they want to learn. 


The course plan is not fixed and remains flexible, depending on participants skills, needs and desires. Early on participants will be asked what they would like to learn and what the want to get from the course, which will be tailored accordingly. 


Guideline Course Outline


Day 1

Q & A - ascertaining participant skills

Equipment safety

Camera operation and function. Use of tripods

Composition tricks and tips - setting up different sized shots

Composition and panning shots

Composition and hand held shots

 

Recreating a scene from a movie


Day 2

Editing: Trimming clips and adding them to the timeline, transitions, adding music and sound effects, adding titles, adding effects. 

Making a short movie - from development to premiere in 3 hours!

Outputting movies to DVD

Evaluation


 Tickets: £50 for two days. Available at Phoenix Box Office, 01162 422 800, or book online www.phoenix.org.uk

 
Please view other news pages on this site for Participant Views about these courses. 

 

What adults and children have said about Steve’s previous courses.

 'Fantastic! Initially I was apprehensive... as I am a complete beginner but immediately I felt very comfortable. Best training I've had all year.'
'Great! Thanks so much for a fantastic 2 days.'
'Excellent relaxed, fun and informative - one of the best courses I've been on.'
'Steve is a nice guy. He’s funny, helpful, a bit bonkers and crazy.'
'Steve. What a class act with Y5, he is very funny and very interesting.'
'I enjoyed having him as our tutor because he is really fab at filmmaking.'
 

 

  • Participant in the 21st Century Kids course.
  • Group shot of the edit on 2 Day Film School
  • Participant on the Filmmaking Boot Camp course.
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Participant in the 21st Century Kids course.
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