VIRTUAL FILM CLUB: FILMMAKING
LFS Virtual Film Club is a weekly programme of online film club sessions for children and young people led by filmmakers of the London Film School. Through discussions, film assignments and analysis of the work, participants develop an awareness of the building blocks of film including light, framing, editing and sound.
This online course has an emphasis on practical, hands-on learning and relies on active participation as students explore various filmmaking techniques, create their own filmed exercises, and discuss their work with fellow participants and professional filmmakers.
Students need a computer or tablet with a stable internet connection to take part in the online sessions as well as a simple filming device such as a smart phone, a tablet, or a camera.
We use the online platform Padlet to share and discuss work. You will receive a link to your bespoke Padlet before the start of the first session. Our sessions take place on Zoom.
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 AND EDITING
- POINT OF VIEW AND SHOT SIZES
- COMPOSITION AND FRAME WITHIN A FRAME
- FINAL PRESENTATION AND EVALUATION
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 Virtual 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