Creative Photography and Film Making

Ref: C2524492

A beginners course in digital photography and film making to help you to get to know and master your digital/video cameras. We will look at the basic functions of your camera, how to take photographs, frame your images to give your photos the wow factor, how to choose the best capture shot to enhance the subject of the images , change basic settings and explore various shooting modes. Prepare and present video/images using free software

Course aim

This course aims to help you to create great photographs and/or a short film, creating a series of personal images or video.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use an appropriate movie maker software
  • Import Clips/photo into appropriate software
  • Add transitions between clips/photo
  • Add title and end page/captions
  • Export video

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Use online resource to enhance flexible learning and leave comments of what you have done

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Using your own equipment: Manual handbooks, digital cameras, video cameras, mobile phone, tablet. Please ensure you have plenty of battery power at each session. Free software, Windows movie maker, VLC media player

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Creative Photography and Film Making

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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