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Media: Single Camera Filmmaking Techniques

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Subject Area

Media and gaming


Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Church Rd,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

Start date





21 Sep 2020
5 weeks

- Fees subject to change
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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Get creative with professional filmmaking equipment!

Embark on a project where everything needs to be created by you!

You'll be investigating cinematography, including tips and tricks to get certain camera angles and shots, made famous within blockbuster films of the 20th and 21st century. Create a short film scene by the end of the five weeks using the techniques you will have picked up through the projects duration.

Prior video editing knowledge for this course is recommended, but not an absolute necessity. 

Activate Learning offer a range of Media Learning for Leisure courses throughout the year.

What I'll learn

  • How to effectively handle and record with a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera.  
  • Using Health & Safety correctly whilst setting up various shots to complete your own individual film scenes.  
  • A brief introduction (for those who haven’t experienced it) into Adobe Premiere Pro, the editing software of choice which we will be using to put your masterpieces together.  
  • Experiences with shot planning, research into filming locations and equipment management (including how to correctly dump media from an SD card).


How I'll learn

  • You can expect to finish this short course with a piece of media that you can use on your showreels or just to show at your own leisure.  
  • The ability to create content that touches on professionally released content from the film and television industry. 
  • You'll gain ‘an eye’ for creative camera angles, an example of some including the wide shot, Dutch angle, high angle and point of view perspective shot.


Entry Requirements

The option to borrow SD cards from Bracknell & Wokingham College is available, but we recommend purchasing your own SD card(s) between 32GB–64GB from San Disk (SD) with at least a UHS-I rating on the face of the card and a good write speed. 

It’s recommended to bring in an external hard drive or portable USB memory device to store a backup of your practical work should anything go wrong. This will also come handy when saving your work if you wish to take it home afterwards. 

For hygiene reasons in relation to COVID-19, we recommend that all students bring in their own headphones (not earphones) to use when accessing the digital resources in the classroom. You will be using sound equipment to make your films as well as edit them through Adobe Premiere Pro, both tasks require headphones.  

Prior video editing knowledge for this course is recommended, but not an absolute necessity.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.