Filmmaking 1 is a weekly programme of filmmaking sessions for children and young people led by filmmakers of London Film School. Through filmmaking exercises, discussions and analysis of their work, students develop an awareness of the building blocks of film including light, framing, editing and sound. Filmmaking 1 is the foundation course for other, more advanced workshops that we offer.
LFS Outreach courses offer the opportunity to engage in the creative process of making a film, igniting and nurturing creative potential, boosting confidence and self-esteem. In taking part young people develop ‘transferable’ practical skills and knowledge. These include soft skills such as communication, collaboration, leadership, resourcefulness, independence and social interaction. We showcase young people’s work to their peers and families and help them build their networks from a young age. We also inform them of educational and employment pathways into a career in the screen industries.
This is a creative and personal learning journey. The key areas of learning include:
- Understanding different filmmaking and storytelling techniques.
- Applying this learning when making your own filmed exercises.
- Learning how to give and receive constructive feedback on the work that is created within the group.
- Developing a new vocabulary around creativity and filmmaking
- Enhanced confidence in own artistic abilities
SESSION TOPICS FILMMAKING 1 (full breakdown on Padlet)
- EARLY CINEMA
- SHOT SIZES AND ANGLES
- POINT OF VIEW
- FRAME WITHIN A FRAME
This is a unique opportunity for young people to stretch their creative muscle and learn about visual storytelling techniques in a fun and encouraging environment.
"I really enjoyed Film Club. The format was great and didn't rely on ICT in school being available at one time. Having an expert film-maker running the sessions meant the content was of high quality. The children were enthused by the whole experience and can be heard talking about film more on the playground. Talking with the children about it, the club has certainly made us look at the world differently - for example, when I am out walking the dogs, I am seeing the world through the eyes of a film-maker, spotting frames within frames and POV shots in the everyday environment," Teacher.
"The confidence it brought out in some children was remarkable - the creativity and observations that they made really helped develop their self-belief. It was lovely to see this through a different medium of learning, as opposed to the formal classroom setting for learning. The enthusiasm that the children showed in creating their own films inspired other members of the class to have a go too!" Teacher