Program Details

Stage 1 – Filmmaking Skillset – 3 Weeks Introduction to the Film Industry Shot Composition Digital vs Film Cameras Introduction to DSLRs Zoom & Prime Lenses Rigs, Tripods & Stabilizers Camera Movement Lighting for Film
Location:
Sliema, Malta
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
A 6+2 Month Professional HandsOn course designed for aspiring filmmakers & cinematographers. Each Student will produce a 10 mins Documentary and a 15 mins Short Film (during the 7th & 8th month). The course consists of eight stages and has been designed to give you a solid foundation in the key elements of filmmaking, broaden your production knowledge and expand your post-production skills.

Stage 1 – Filmmaking Skillset – 3 Weeks Introduction to the Film Industry Shot Composition Digital vs Film Cameras Introduction to DSLRs Zoom & Prime Lenses Rigs, Tripods & Stabilizers Camera Movement Lighting for Film Music in Film Sound Recording Boom Mic Operation Field Recording Stage 2 – Development & Pre-Production – 3 Weeks Script Structure Character Development Script Dialogue From Script to Storyboard Storyboarding Research Locations Equipment Crew Props & Costumes Casting Schedule, Permits & Release Forms Stage 3 – Practical & Principal Photography – 3 Weeks Pre-Production Brief Practical Photography Requirements Indoor Practical Photography Outdoor Practical Photography Indoor Filming Part 1 Indoor Filming Part 2 Outdoor Filming Part 1 Outdoor Filming Part 2 Cutaway/Filler Shots Part 1 Cutaway/Filler Shots Part 2 Field Recording Part 1 Field Recording Part 2 Stage 4 – Post-Production – 3 Weeks Introduction to Non-Linear Editing Understanding Workflows Setting up Project & Sequence Source & Program Monitors Editing Essentials Putting Clips in Motion Adding Titles & Transitions Video Effects & Basic Color Correction Editing & Mixing Audio Exporting a Master Copy Final Project Management Steps Importing Projects or Sequences Stage 5 – Compositing – 3 Weeks Understanding Workflows Importing & Organising Assets Timeline & Key Frames Parenting and Nesting Working with Text Effects, Presets & Adjustment Layers Using Expressions Effective Motion Tracking Color & Light Basic Sky Replacement Muzzle Flashes, Fire & Explosions Fog, Smoke and Mist Stage 6 – Color Keying & Masking – 3 Weeks Understanding Color Keying Measuring & Filming Back Plates Setting up the Green Screen Filming on Green Screen Color Keying Fine-Tuning & Problem Solving Alternatives for an Impossible Key Matching & Combing Layers Working with Masks Mask Options and Variable Feather Animating Masks Advanced Sky Replacement Stage 7 – 2K & 4K RAW Workflows – 3 Weeks Introduction to Raw Media Canon RAW System Black Magic Design RAW System RED RAW System Dynamic Range Explained RAW Benefits & Misconceptions Designing Workflows Transcoding Proxies Setting up Projects Ingesting the Footage Editing via Proxies Outputting & Final Render Stage 8 – The Colorist & Color Grading – 3 Weeks Introduction to the Color Grading Color Grading History Color Science & Theory Color Management & Calibration Create Projects & Compositions Cinematic use of Color & Contrast Primary & Secondary Color Correction Creating Looks & Styles Creating Emotions through colors Popular Iconic Looks & Styles Black & White, Day for Night & Color Isolation Final Render

6+2 Month Practical Filmmaking – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 210 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 366 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 200 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 500 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 1276 Hrs. Total Course Hours (excluding Internship Hours)
Setting Description:
Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons in the morning and field work during the afternoon/evening. Students are also guided on how to finance, market , distribute and present their films to festivals around the world. Students will also be guided on how to build and promote their portfolio and the course is followed with a 2 Month Film Industry Internship.
Cost:
Starting Date Option 2: 5th October 2015 – €8,500 Starting Date Option 3: 10th October 2016 – €9,500

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