Digital Filmmaking: Practical Introduction Short Courses
The Digital Filmmaking short course provides an opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking by taking part in the making of a short film. This short filmmaking course is run by experienced industry professionals. Students are introduced to rapidly developing digital formats, and the course takes them through the pre-production, production and post-production processes of making a short film. Students shoot on a professional digital camera and edit using Final Cut Pro.
Dates and Fees to be confirmed
David Pope is a director, producer and screenwriter. He also works as a consultant on projects, company strategy and in developing and delivering training and development programmes for the international film industry and to the wider creative and cultural industries.
Directing credits include the award winning feature film MILES FROM NOWHERE.
Training and support work has included previously holding the position of CEO of the NPA (a national membership organisation for producers, directors and screenwriters) and Director of Education for New York Film Academy in London. David has also worked as a training consultant on curriculum and faculty development for The Irish Film Academy, The Metropolitan Film School, London Film Academy and City University London. He is also the consultant / moderator for The Rotterdam Lab for emerging producers at CineMart.
Other clients, partners and collaborators have included the BFI, UK Film Council, BBC, Cannes Cinefondation, Xingu Films, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Lionhead Studios, Power to the Pixel, Xingu Films, UK Film Centre at Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival, Film London and FIKE (Portugal), IPIFF (Romania) and Expresion en Corto (Mexico) film festivals.
In 2009 David was selected as a participant on the British Council Cultural Leadership International programme. Following cultural leadership conferences in Jordan and the UK his personally devised programme included meetings at Futures of Entertainment at MIT, The Sundance Institute, Film Independent and the Berlinale Co-Production Market
David is a British Film Institute associate tutor and has industry mentored for First Light the UK Film Council backed initiative to support filmmaking by young people.
You need to be computer literate. Although not compulsory, a basic understanding through experience of filmmaking processes or related disciplines would be useful.
Short filmmaking courses applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.
What will I learn?
You will understand how the pre-production, production and post-production stages of digital filmmaking relate to each other creatively and practically. You will develop an understanding of the creative use of sound, camera and post-production techniques for your own film projects.
Teaching and Assessment
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.