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University Education For The Creative Industries

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – Silver
What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2020

Digital Filmmaking with Final Cut Pro X

Duration: 5 Days

Dates: TBC

Time: 10am – 6pm

Fee: £399 (This figure is refundable should you choose to progress your study to one of our 2 year diploma courses)


Our digital filmmaking courses will introduce you to all the tools and advanced technology filmmakers use to create stunning cinematic short and feature films on very tight budgets.

This intensive 5-day course will get you started on the path as an independent filmmaker. Using the latest HDSLR cameras and industry-standard equipment you will be given the knowledge you need to get out there and make great looking films on even the smallest budget.



You will learn how to create professional results using lighting, framing and depth of field techniques including the skills required to shoot within a green screen environment ready for the Post Production stage. The buzzword for digital cinema is filmic and we will show you how to achieve filmic images that will take your production to a new level. You will be supplied with a short film script so we can focus purely on the filmmaking by storyboarding your shots and quickly getting stuck into the production.



Using an industry standard – Apple’s Final Cut Pro – you will be given an introduction to editing your films; focussing on the important tools that you will need in order to cut your film together. In conjunction with editing, we will delve into the colour correction and grading of your film to give it that cinematic quality. Adobe’s After Effects program is used on most productions of this type and an introduction to this incredible tool will also be included within this course, you will learn how to add basic effects to your footage, create animated titles, and how to process green screen images.

The Final Stage will be the creation of your own DVD or High Definition file ready for the Web. If you are a budding filmmaker, but need help getting on the right track, this course is for you.



Please contact us to arrange booking a place.

Futureworks, Riverside, New Bailey Street, Manchester, M3 5FS

Tel: (+44) 161 214 4600
Fax: (+44) 161 832 9698