At the London Film Academy, I did a 6-week foundation course in filmmaking. This included learning about Scriptwriting, Motion Picture Camera, Still Photography, Film Lighting, Sound Recording, Directing Techniques, Directing Actors, Production, Pre-production, Shooting on S16mm Film and Editing.
We had professionals from the industry teach us about all parts of filmmaking. These teachers included Paul Wheeler, George Milton, Bob dole, Julian Dole, and Marcia Gay to name but a few.
This lead to all students making there own 1 minute film about a teddy bear with director Bob Dole. We made these films in pairs. Together with the person I was working with, we wrote, directed and camera operated our film.
When we had finished working on our film, we then worked on everyone else’s films. I did jobs like DOP, focus, clapper loader, grip, record boom, stills, continuity, runner, electrician and video crew.
After we had made our film, we then had to edit them. At the London Film Academy we used Avid Express to edit our films.
This was all gave a real insight into how filmmaking actually works, and i really learnt alot not only about all the indivual jobs but most importantly about time keeping.