Introduction to Film Making
TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON THE ROAD TO A CAREER IN THE FILM INDUSTRY!
This intensive 10 week course provides an immersive introduction to the exciting world of professional film production. Working with HD cameras and professional editing equipment, you will receive hands-on experience in writing, shooting, directing.
Study the fundamental aspects of visual storytelling. Learning from practicing industry professionals from disciplines including screenwriting, production, sound, cinematography and post-production.
Introduction to film & television landscape in Ireland and crew roles on a production. Begin developing ideas for a one minute piece.
Scriptwriting for drama. Viewing of short dramas and discussion. Assignment to develop a 1 minute short (must be shot in Pulse College and have two characters only). Online
Introduction to editing with DaVinci Resolve. Importing media, making selections of footage and basic editing tools.
Viewing of two projects, feedback. Discussion of avenues for film making in Ireland, funding, college courses and broadcasters.
Pulse College or online
Introduction to film equipment. Using different type of cameras and practical exercises.
Introduction to sound. Using audio equipment. Simple exercises. Pulse College
(students deliver their 1 minute proposals online and two will be chosen)
Shoot two 1 minute pieces with supervisor. Class divided into two crews.
Making short films – drama and documentary. How to develop ideas and write proposals. How to begin story development for drama. Researching ideas.
How to film and light an interview. Practical examples chosen from student projects to be shot and instruction on how to plan a shot list.
Editing of projects and instruction on adding music, titles, and colour grading (some of this to be done during the course and the rest to be completed by students outside of the course).
Online or in Pulse College
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HOW TO APPLY
This course is a direct application course. Applications are currently taken through the Application Form below. Upon receiving your application form our Admissions Team will be in contact to discuss our payment options in securing your course place.
The programme is designed for all ages and skill levels, whether you are new to the industry, looking to up-skill, or wanting to learn new skills and enhance your career options within the Audio industry. No industry experience is required and applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications.
There is no interview application for this course but we would be delighted to invite you in for a private tour of our campus; to meet our course lecturers and gain further insight into what our course has to offer.
“I never realised there was so much to film making. This course is an eye-opener”