We run private filmmaking courses for kids aged 8-17, and have done many private courses in the UK and overseas over the past ten years. The group size for private courses can be between 1-6 students.
We run the course at your house or venue and can tailor the times and length of course to your requirements. We recommend a 2-4 day course, running 10am-5pm, with a premiere screening at the end of the final day. This allows the students to learn the technical skills (the course is a hands-on experience for them) and have fun applying them to the film they make.
Students work as a team to plan, script, shoot, act, edit and screen their own film. It’s great fun, and a ‘Behind-the-scenes‘ special feature will capture the whole experience (for courses of 2 days duration or longer).
Under the tuition of our industry filmmakers, students will embark on a whistle-stop tour of film’s origins and history: they learn the basics of acting, writing, editing, camerawork and even fight choreography – before they get out there and actually do it for themselves. Everyone has a chance to develop his or her own role and no one escapes without saying “ACTION!”
We can tailor our private film courses to meet your needs. If there’s a genre you’re interested in, like horror or comedy, or a type of filmmaking such as Stop Motion or YouTube, we will work with you to create the perfect filmmaking experience.
We provide all the filming and editing equipment, one filmmaking tutor, a selection of costumes/props, and digital copies of the completed film and ‘Behind the scenes’ special feature for each participant to keep (note: one day courses do not have a ‘Behind the scenes’ film).
Note: travel and accommodation costs may apply outside London zones 1-2. We also offer a 15% discount if there is only one student at the course.
My children had one of the best weeks of their lives!
The Young Film Academy was a huge success for Henry. He used the skills he has learned to set up a film club at school and the seven of them are working on a film
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the whole team for making last weeks course so enjoyable for my daughter. She was thrilled to be part of it and is now fired up even more to get going with her own film making.
See dates for all our courses here: