United Kingdom, London

LFS Self-Shooting Documentary Summer School

when 11 June 2016 - 24 June 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 2900

Do you want to make your own documentaries? Do you want to learn how to shoot and edit them yourself? Do you need more confidence to pick up the camera?

Are you a self-taught self-shooter? Do you need more training? Are you moving from another area of media to factual filmmaking?

This highly practical 2-week Summer School is an expansion of our popular 5-day workshop 'Exposed! A Beginner's Guide to Self-Shooting Documentary' and will launch for the first time in 2016! It will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to make your own documentaries and improve your documentary filmmaking.

The programme is open anyone who already has some filming experience in any area. Award-winning filmmaker Zillah Bowes will help to take you to the next level. The course is designed to get you out filming almost immediately, on principle that practice, practice and more practice is the key to improving!

You will learn how to self-shoot in a variety of situations, record good quality sound, identify characters and stories, and edit your own material. You will be encouraged to stretch yourself in a collaborative, positive environment, and will receive plenty of feedback on your progress.

The programme features:

- Creative approach to self-shooting.
- Emphasis on storytelling.
- Technical training in camera and sound.
- Latest broadcast equipment for participants’ use.
- Self-shooting in a variety of situations and styles.
- Practical, exercise-based learning.
- Individual and immediate feedback on exercises.
- Handheld and tripod camera operating.
- Emphasis on recording sound as a self-shooter.
- Basic editing training in Avid.
- Supported editing on your own edit system.
- Shooting and editing observational scenes.
- Shooting and editing interview sequences.

Course leader

Zillah’s films as a director include SMALL PROTESTS, which was nominated for a Grierson Award and won Best Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival. Her films as a cinematographer include SHE, A CHINESE, which won the Golden Leopard at Locarno

Target group

The programme is open anyone aged 18+ who already has some filming experience in any area.

Course aim

By the end of the course you will have created two short films in two different documentary styles, ready to take away and use however you wish.

Fee info

GBP 2900: Fee is payable in two instalments.