Project Description

Filmmaking Course for Beginners

The camera is there, the motivation too – but you still do not know how to produce exactly one movie? Perfect, you can stop worrying because you’ve found what you’re looking for! This course is much more than just 16 hours of dry theory: 4 weeks – 1 evening a week – 4 hours of basic knowledge and concepts, tips and tricks, applications and personal feedback. Then there is the second important part: interesting exercises and tasks to implement and deepen the course learned, and to cut and discuss the video clips taken directly at the next meeting. Each week a different production step is discussed, for each topic, there are new exercises and a week to implement them. Best of all: emerging difficulties, problems or questions can be discussed, explained, solved and avoided the next time!

In these weeks, you will be completely immersed in the subject matter, working intensively with your camera and various techniques and improving yourself from week to week. This comprehensive course program provides the perfect foundation for our advanced courses.

What do I have to bring?

Video-receptive camera: DSLR or without mirror or superzoom
Adobe Premiere Pro editing program

You really want to join, but do not have time on one of the four evenings? No problem. You can make up for the missed lessons in one of the next courses (maximum one day of course).

This course is divided into 4 topics:

1. Introduction: Basics, camera operation, editing program
2. Capture the world: Outdoor shooting at several locations
3. Editing: image selection, music, transitions, rough cut
4. Final Edit and export: cut adjustments, effects, outlook, completion

At the beginning of each session, the homework of the past week is shown, difficulties encountered and constructive feedback given.

This 16-hour course covers the following:

Basic knowledge about filming: frame rate, resolution, settings
Settings: Use of ISO, shutter speed and aperture, image profile
Using different lenses and accessories: When do I use something?
Creative techniques: Create depth of field, camera movement, stabilization, editing, effects
Story: Connection between video clips, logical sequence in the film
Composition: third-rule, landscape to portrait photos, objects in the picture
Learning by doing – practical exercises, tasks to be discussed theory, direct and targeted feedback

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3 – 8 students
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16 hours
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590 CHF
Training, materials & snacks
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Money back guarantee

Select a Date and Sign Up*

1 Mar Sun 14:00 - 18:00 ZH Filmemachen für Anfänger (1.3.-22.3.2020) DE 590.0 (CHF) SIGN UP

*No date works for you? Drop us a message and we will keep you in touch for future dates and possible solutions.