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ELSTREE FILM SCHOOL

ELSTREE FILM SCHOOL is a film production training facility with it’s own dedicated training centre and green screen studio in St Albans, Hertfordshire and training room at Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood, England, home to many famous TV and Film Productions including Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Elstree Film School run a variety of film production courses, including scriptwriting, green screen, viral video, photography and video editing training courses.

With over 6 years experience in running training courses, we have amassed many glowing testimonials.All of our trainers are highly experienced in the UK Film & TV industries, including directors, producers, screenwriters and video editors.

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Elstree Film School training courses

6 training courses found

Film Making Fundamentals

This unique and empowering course combines all of the fundamental principles and subjects involved in the art of successful film making. Covering the full cycle of production, from goal setting and script planning, through lighting, audio and camera setups, to editing and exporting your footage, this condensed, concise and intensive course breaks through the mystique of film making by teaching you the fundamental principles that can be applied to any form of film, be it documentary, music video, corporate or feature.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Comedy Scriptwriting

This course provides everything the comedy writer needs to get started including an analysis of the contemporary comedy market, and the tools required to write sketches, create a sitcom, write a ‘dramady’ (comedy-drama), or a big screen film comedy. We’ll look at where humour comes from, how to write and hone gags, where to find material, how to create compelling comedic characters, how to create comedy storylines, and how to write comic dialogue.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Adobe After Effects Introduction

This one day introduction is designed to allow those new to video post production techniques to get the most from this immensely powerful software. The emphasis throughout this introduction is on practical exercises.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Final Cut Pro X Essential Techniques

Combining our one day Introduction to Final Cut Pro X course with a second day of deeper exploration, our two day Final Cut Pro X essentials course is designed to assist those both entirely new to the software, as well as users familiar with previous versions, to make the leap into editing video footage like the professionals do. Colour correction, transitions, titles, trimming, markers and exporting are all covered in detail, as well as how best to prepare and modify clips in the timeline using a variety of the new tools on offer.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Green Screen Techniques

Our Green Screen training course offers a detailed overview of the green screen filming process: from the equipment required to setup your own greenscreen studio, through the techniques involved in lighting your greenscreen and your subject separately, to which software programs and plugins are available for you to ‘key’ your greenscreen footage with a view to achieving the best result. Our one day introduction also includes: 2, 3, 4 and 5 point lighting principles for lighting your subject, the types of lighting available and what works best in what conditions, the different types of green screens available and how they compare with each other, how best to use consumer and prosumer DV and HD cameras to achieve suitably clean footage for green screen usage and many other unique tips, tricks and insider knowledge to ensure that you have at the conclusion of this course a comprehensive overview of how best to leverage the potential of a green screen studio setup in order to achieve high quality results on a minimal budget.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Final Cut Pro X Introduction

This one day course presents a comprehensive overview of the software, helping you to get to grips with the functionality of FCPX quickly. From familiarising yourself with the new timeline and editing controls, setting up the correct preferences and mastering the media library, our one day course provides excellent value for money to ensure that you are well on the way to mastering Apple’s most popular video editing tool.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time