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Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web

University of Birmingham via FutureLearn

4 Reviews 447 students interested
Found in Film & Theatre
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

The University of Birmingham, the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset have combined forces, to create this four-week, free online course.

It will look at filmmaking theory and practice, and how they interact to produce good and even meaningful stories, helping you develop short films for digital platforms.

Whether fact or fiction, there are many principles and processes that make a story work on film, so that what viewers see is more than just a sequence of events, but is instead a compelling narrative, which holds their attention, makes them think and keeps them coming back for more.

We will cover all aspects of production – from how to research your story to adding the finishing touches in the edit. The course will address many issues along the way, including critical thinking; story structure; style; genre; ethics; legalities; practical techniques for camera, sound and lighting; and more.

Taught by

Richard Langley and Michele Aaron

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Dantheman D
3.0 4 years ago
by Dantheman completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Typical university film department level course. Filmmaking is treated as medium for expressing arts theoretics and left wing politics. Very left - arts schools are where the last hardline Marxists survive and resent away.

Technically much of the advice that isnt stock standard is plain wrong. Student directors insights on how to edit or shoot are what you would expect from someone whom had only picked up a video camera or opened up an NLE a few months earlier. Like most uni schools courses on cinematography or editing were probably limited to labs on how to use software and opera…
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Cyn G
4.0 4 years ago
Cyn completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A nice little introduction to film making for anyone considering making a video. Gives participants things to consider when planning what story to tell and how to tell it. Just don't expect much beyond scratching the surface of each topic.
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