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Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking

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Overview

Over three weeks, The Production Guild of Great Britain, guided by respected film and television professionals, will demystify the process of making a feature film. You will discover the key stages of how a film gets made and the different types of production.

Want to start working in film production?

We will explore the different departments, and how they interact and work together. We will look at the structure of a film crew - how individual job roles fit into the wider crew - and get to grips with industry jargon and etiquette. Industry professionals, working in key roles on award-winning productions, will talk about their jobs and give practical insights and tips into how the industry works.

Each week, you will have the opportunity to test your own knowledge and understanding via multiple choice quizzes, and post your thoughts and ideas for discussion with your fellow students.

Starting out as a Runner

Anyone with a more specific interest in working in the film industry will gain an understanding of entry-level jobs and potential career progression pathways. You’ll also hear hints and tips for how to get on in the industry and pursue your dream.

Image credit: Far from the Madding Crowd © DNA Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures – contributors to the Creative Skillset Skills Investment Fund

This course is open to anyone with an interest in feature films, the filmmaking process and the people involved.

This course will be particularly relevant if you have an interest in working in the film industry and want to understand the entry routes available to you.

Taught by

Lesley Lipscombe

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Reviews

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  • I AM A beginner in this course but looking forward to have a good material of training so that i can employ myself.

    millanzi
  • Huang Ying Ting completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Fantastic introduction to the business, very systematic, clear and concise, looking very much forward to similiar types of courses in the future.
  • J Thomas completed this course.

    Good overview of the film production process and insight into how different departments function. Great talking heads from across the industry.
  • Dantheman completed this course.

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