Our Learning Road Map.

UKfilmNet understands that learning is about stage, not age. So our courses are learning journeys that begin with first principles and arrive ultimately at advanced ideas and skills.

GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS & 11-18s

All courses will provide some degree of learning value to all your learners regardless of age.Generally speaking introductory topics 1-4 (see below for specifics) will provide a broad-based, manageable introduction to industry and roles for early learners.

Later topics, will provide the basic concepts that will greatly inform understanding of ideas for 14-16 year olds, and further topics will be well suited to practical application of those concepts by learners within 18-19 age ranges and studies. Note: Later topics may well provide levels of skills and training suitable for only very specialist or extended learning.

  •   INTRODUCTORY TOPICS: IDEAL FOR YOUNGER LEARNERS TO UNDERSTAND THE INDUSTRY
  •   FURTHER TOPICS: PERFECT FOR MID-STAGE (14-16) LEARNERS TO TRY APPLYING IDEAS
  •   LATER TOPICS: PROVIDE CONSIDERABLE STRETCH AND CHALLENGE FOR POST 16 LEARNERS

GUIDANCE FOR UNIVERSITIES

Due to the very wide ranging skills and abilities of entrants to university, our courses do not require prior learning although a knowledge of media, language and history will be invaluable.

All courses have an introduction to the industry and role of the course topics, introducing early on, key concepts, language and theory that is later built upon through increasingly advanced skills and applied learning. Courses starting 1XX are foundation courses, with 2XX courses requiring the correspondingly numbered foundation course as a pre-requisite for maximum learning.

  •   INTRODUCTORY TOPICS EXPLORE INDUSTRY ROLES
  •   LATER TOPICS INTRODUCE CONCEPTS AND TERMS
  •   FINAL TOPICS APPLY CONCEPTS IN ADVANCED SKILLS AND CASE STUDIES

COURSE INFORMATION SUMMARIES

  L101

INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTING

Former BBC Director of Lighting and now Head of Lighting at Sky TV Iain Davidson, together with the UK's most published author on lighting and Cinematography Paul Wheeler take you from first principles of the nature of light - through to detailed concepts in lighting theory, practice and procedures.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:      1-4 Industry & Key Concepts
14-16s:      1-8 Light theory & positioning
17-18s:      1-19 Safety, handling & interviews
18-24s:      1-24 Mood, Green screen

 

  E101

INTRODUCTION TO EDITING CONCEPTS

Film Editor and Departmental Head of Postproduction and Editing at Ravensbourne, Greg Loftin, together with Hollywood Motion Picture Assistant Editor Lisa Mozden take learners through a rigorous understanding of the language and meaning behind the editing process, the reasons for cuts and edits and how and why the editors role is second only to the director in terms of the final look and feel of a moving image film or news story.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:      1-4 Industry & Key Concepts
14-16s:      1-8 Light theory & positioning
17-18s:      1-19 Safety, handling & interviews
18-24s:     1-24 Mood, Green screen

 

  W101 

WRITING FOR FILM, TV AND FACTUAL

Author and Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting Freddy Gaffney together with Oscar Nominated Screenwriter Diane Lake explore key issues that apply as much to the short film genre as to feature films. Like life itself, everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end. In these resources you will discover structure, narrative forms, character and dialogue. You will also explore documentary writing with award winning documentary makers Havana Marking and Jon Ronson.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

This courseware is currently under-going extensive revisions and new additions. Check back for developments,

  E201

APPLIED EDITING TOOLS | PREMIERE CS3

Adobe's Senior editing trainer Colin Smith explores and introduces key skills and techniques necessary for the mastery of Adobe's flagship HD non-linear editing tool  Adobe Premiere CS6 including first principles, the Premiere Workspace,  cuts types, audio handling and video filters.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:      Suitable only for advanced learners
14-16s:      1-4 Workspace, importing, edits
17-18s:      1-6 Overlays, transition types
18-24s:     1-12 Colour correction, FX, titles

 

  L201

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY

BBC Drama and 'Game of Thrones' Cinematographer Fabian Wagner and Fomer Head of Cinematography at The London Met Film School, Paul Wheeler BSC amongst others provide a complete learning journey through the art and science of Cinemaography, including lighting for mood, character, time of day and much else. The course explores Digital camera sensors, advanced focus, specialist light / camera filers and advanced light modifiers.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:      1-3 Industry Roles and careers
14-16s:       1-8 Lighting for mood and character
17-18s:       1-13 Blocking, movement, flags
18-24s:       1-22 Lenses, focus sensors,noise

 

  E202

APPLIED EDITING TOOLS | AVID

As a professional broadcast television editor with more than 25 years industry experience, and as one of the very first AVID trainers, Julie Kahn provides a thorough journey introducing Avid's industry standard software suite for professional film and TV editing - Avid Media Composer 6. The developing the lessons start with a look at the Avid workspace and workflow and build into a full set of skills and techniques that ensure you have a very solid grounding in the use of this professional editing system.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:      Suitable only for advanced learners
14-16s:      Suitable only for advanced learners
17-18s:      1-12 Mastering Avid
18-24s:      1-12 Mastering Avid

  A101

LOCATION SOUND

Haresh Patel (London's School Audio Engineering), Mark Keshishian BBC Sound and Steve Pearce Sound Supervisor, share a total of 40 years of their professional location sound expertise in this course taking learners from first principals of sound theory through to key location sound recording skills.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:      1-4 Need for sound, Industry roles
14-16s:      1-8 Sound theory, Mic types, Boom
17-18s:     1-9 Sound location mixer
18-24s:     1-13 Radio Mics, Digital Recorders

 

  S101

PROFESSIONAL STORYBOARDING

Professional Motion Picture Storyboard Artist for Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and many other films - Simon Duric - provides a step-by-step guide from first principles to competed storyboards on exactly how to pre-visualize your moving image story with clear guidelines, tips and techniques for even the most graphically challenged of drawers. Topics include shot types, camera moves and angles, and illustration of people, places and perspective.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:     1 Storyboarding roles & industry
14-16s:     1-4 Shot types, camera moves
17-18s:     1-10 Perspective, Case studies
18-24s:     1-10 Perspective, Case studies

 

  C101

INTRODUCTION TO CAMERA CONCEPTS

BBC College of Production camera trainer and Video Journalist Kat Macaulay, together with ITN News  Cameraman Alex Pollard explore the full range of concepts and techniques necessary for professional film and videography. The course explroes the role of the camera operator, the fundamentals of operation of the modern digital video camera and movs on to look in more detail at the required knowledge of focus, monitoring, mounting, framing, filters and exposure.


AGE & DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TOPICS

11-13s:     1 Industry & Roles
14-16s:    1-4 Focus, IRIS and shutter
17-18s  :  1-10 Viewfinders Audio, WB, framing
18-24s :   1-20 Framing, angles, movement