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Cameras and Computers: Make a Movie: SL

Friday 14 September 2018
13:00 - 15:00
58 Hours / 29 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£213.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available I

Course description

Explore the world of film making. Every five or six weeks we will publish an online webisode of a show that you will help to plan, write, film and edit. You will learn about lighting, filming and editing video. Everyone will work as writer, photographer, actor and director at least once. This team effort will produce a fun series of shows that you can enjoy! CL

Entry requirements

A) Guidance needed: Contact Supported Learning Curriculum Manager/Curriculum Support. B) Entry requirements: None. Learners and carers should ensure that the Learner Support and Health Declaration form is completed and returned before the start of their class. This should include specific details in the section: Please explain to us how we can support you? This will help the tutor to understand, plan for and meet each learner’s individual needs.

What you will learn

Planning and scripting each webisode, creating ideas for each separate one and the series as a whole, using spider diagrams, storyboards and written work. Location scouting within the college buildings, making use of the facilities available. Set designing and lighting, planning the use of props and the lighting equipment that is available. Filming as the main and secondary camera. Directing the action. Acting in at least one webisode. Uploading and editing footage and adding titles to complete each five/ten minute production.

How you will learn on this course

The course will be taught through lectures, presentations and demonstrations, group work to create ideas and discussion.

How you will be assessed on this course

Planning. 1. Work in a group to create ideas for a webisode. 2. Express ideas. 3. Discuss yours and other students’ ideas. 4. Add to a spider diagram. 5. Draw a simple storyboard. 6. Help in creating and writing the script for each webisode. 7. Write notes. 8. Use Word to write the script. Set Design. 1. Speak to members of staff to find out the availability of classrooms and facilities. 2. Dress a room with props. 3. Take photos to record the set design. 4. Recognise types of lighting. 5. Set up small lighting units. 6. Recognise and follow health and safety requirements for using lighting units. 7. Pack away lighting equipment. Filming. 1. Set up a tripod. 2. Attach a camera to a tripod. 3. Recognise and follow health and safety requirements for tripod use. 4. Use masking tape to plan and record actor and equipment locations. 5. Film sections of a webisode. 6. Recognise and follow health and safety requirements for camera use. 7. Upload the footage to a computer. Editing as a group effort. 1. Decide the running order of clips. 2. Decide the length of clips. 3. Decide on the use of transitions. 4. Create titles for each webisode. 5. Create end credits for each webisode. 6. Upload the finished productions to YouTube. 7. Burn webisodes to a finished DVD. 8. Present the finished series to invited guests.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Homework will be set on coming up with new ideas for plot, lighting and filming through research.

What you need for your course

A pen and paper to take notes and add suggestions to the planning stage.

What you need to bring to the first class

A pen and paper to take notes and add suggestions to the planning stage.

What you can do next

Other tailor-made courses for people with a learning disability can be found in the College brochure and in the Supported Learning section of the College website.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking