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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a film or improve your existing skills? This six-week course will introduce you to some of the key concepts and skills needed to make a film, whether that’s for cinema, television, or online.


Tyneside Cinema is now offering an Introduction to Filmmaking course for adults 18 or over, delivered by our lead film maker Sean McKenna. After writing and directing a number of award-winning short films as part of the comedy group Hot Gulp, he was commissioned by Channel 4 to make Future Perfect with Julian Barratt for Random Acts and the BFI. Sean teaches film making as part of Tyneside Cinema’s Learning & Participation programme.

What will you learn?

  • How to plan a film production
  • Who does what on a film set: understand how the key collaborators work together to make a film
  • How to plan, shoot and edit a dramatic scene

What will you do?

  • Take part in group lectures and discussions exploring key filmmaking topics
  • Take part in practical workshops that explore a variety of approaches to making a film
  • Have the opportunity to try out different roles
  • There will be some work to do at home

Who is it for?
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning how films are made. No previous experience is needed just an enthusiasm for learning.

When is it?

Wednesday 5th February to 11th of March (6 session over a 6 week period), from 18:00 – 20:00

Where will this course be held?

Tyneside Cinema

How Much?


How to book and pay

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