Short film case study
Skyborn (short film of the week)
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 3 Hours Per Week
The journey of picking up a written narrative and transforming it into a visual one is not at all straightforward. You need to have minutest details of filmmaking on your fingertips to withstand every challenge thrown at your footsteps. However, with FutureLearn's Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen programme, you will be able to learn everything you must know as a “visual storyteller.”
This six-week Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen Programme by FutureLearn will make you familiar with different film specialisms. These include composing, writing, editing, directing, and cinematography. Besides that, your knowledge of filmmaking will be enriched as your filmmaker mentors use their films and other related works as inspiration and illustration.
Moreover, your doubts and apprehensions regarding a career in filmmaking will be mitigated by this Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen certificate course. You will become clear on whether you wish to produce only short films or make a full-fledged career in filmmaking or merely stick to appreciating good films. This online course is offered by the BFI Film Academy and National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Duration – six weeks
Free of cost
Three hours of weekly study
No rigid pace of learning
Offered by NFTS and BFI Film Academy
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
- FutureLearn's Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen programme is entirely free of charge. Therefore, you will not have to spend a single penny to get enrolled and access the course materials.
- To get a course certificate and extended course access, you can select the “upgrade” or “unlimited” option. The latter option provides you with access to this course, along with other short courses and tests.
Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen fee structure
Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen
Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen- Upgrade
Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen- Unlimited
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Who it is for
FutureLearn's Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen Course is useful for:
Budding filmmakers, hoping to acquire an in-depth understanding of filmmaking
Film fans wanting to have a more profound knowledge of behind-the-scenes activities
To learn the FutureLearn Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen course, you need no prior knowledge or experience with filmmaking.
What you will learn
Completing the six-week Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen Course by FutureLearn will enable you to:
Comprehend how a film's theme and story differ from each other
Explore and discover how the camera plays a vital role in storytelling
Recognise how the meaning of a film gets affected by the music and sounds employed in it
Describe the various roles engaged in the shooting of a film
Contemplate upon how editing affects the storytelling of a film
The enrollment process of FutureLearn's Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen course is relatively hassle-free. Follow the procedure given below:
Open the official website of FutureLearn.
Make a FutureLearn account using a valid email ID, your name, and your age. You can also use your Google or Facebook account to get registered.
Now, on the top-right corner of the home page, you will find a search bar where you have to enter the course name: Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen.
You will land on the course page where you have to select “Join the course for free.”
Now, move your cursor to the “Free” section and click on “Go to course.”
This move will direct you to the course module page from where you will be to view and download all materials related to the course without any charge.
A Passion for Film
An Accumulation of Decisions
The Mass of Men
Having Vision: Telling Stories
Working from a variety of material
Plot and theme
The vision and the market
Breaking Down a Scene
On the shoot
The short film of the week- Butterfly
Transitions in Time and Space
Editing for storytelling
The challenge of the edit
Music and Sound in Film
The Hill Farm (the featured short film of the week)
How it helps
The most remarkable advantage of Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen online course is that you will get the rare chance to learn from some highly recognised filmmakers. The course covers all the fundamentals of filmmaking and that too free of cost.
Besides that, the module has been so designed that even ordinary film fans with little idea about what goes behind the scenes can grasp it faultlessly. Furthermore, the course is so extensive that it will further enrich the already existing knowledge of budding filmmakers.
The Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen course is entirely free. You do not have to spend anything on enrollment or course materials.
The course has been developed by National Film and Television School, one of the most reputed television, film and new media schools in the world.
Film specialists, Tom Woodcock and Jon Wardle, the originator of Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen Programme will be teaching you during the span of this course.
The course does not require any specialised filmmaking equipment or skills. However, some extension activities are there to intensify your learning experience.
The Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen by FutureLearn will not demand much of your time. Devoting three hours per week will be sufficient.