Discuss the differences between story and theme in a film
Explain the different roles involved in a film shoot
Explore the contribution of the camera to storytelling
Reflect upon the role of editing in telling a story on film
Identify the contribution of sound and music to a film's meaning
Over six weeks, our team of award-winning filmmakers will take you through their approach to telling stories, as well as demystifying their own filmmaking specialisms – from writing and directing to cinematography, editing and composing. Each week your filmmaker host will use examples from their own work as well as the films that have influenced and inspired them.
This course will deepen your understanding of the filmmaking process and show you how to take it further – whether making your own short films, thinking about a career, or simply a deeper appreciation of the films you watch.
Week 1- Introduction: how does a film get from script to screen?
Week 2- Storytelling: what’s the difference between plot and theme?
Week 3- Decisions: how to choose budget, schedule, location and kit
Week 4- The scene: how does a director make choices on set?
Week 5- Time and space: how does editing affect meaning?
Week 6- Sound and music: what is the impact of a film’s soundtrack?
Whether you’re a budding filmmaker or a film fan who wants to understand more about what happens behind-the-scenes, this course from the internationally acclaimed National Film and Television School will have something for you.