Summer 2024: Foundations in Filmmaking from Story to Screen
This programme offers a comprehensive course that covers a multitude of filmmaking aspects. All instruction is led and supervised by industry professionals incl...
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“After completing my degree in Communications, focusing my dissertation on the effect of colour theory in film, the summer programme, was the perfect stepping stone to introduce students alike to the industry. We were guided from the very beginning – from the history of film to the final stages of film production.
I was always interested in the post-production stage of film and video production, however, this course gave me the ability to test out different parts of the film industry. I learned a lot from great mentors who made sure we were experiencing what it truly is to be part of this industry. I not only had the opportunity to meet local professionals in the industry, but also had the opportunity to work with them side by side. It is safe to say that both the mentors and staff created such a safe environment which helped cultivate such a fruitful experience. Above all, during this summer I had the opportunity to meet like minded individuals, which I had the pleasure of sharing this experience with. Intensive, yet very rewarding couple of months. Wouldn’t have wanted the summer of 2022 to be any other way.”
“As a person who had nothing to do with filmmaking other than having a general interest, this course fed my curiosity regarding a lot of aspects in the process of creating a film, as well as providing amazing mentors who were very patient with my lack of knowledge but more than willing to teach me. I gained knowledge, experience, and amazing friends throughout the process of creating the Honey-do List.”
“So my experience at the academy was one that I will never forget. I look back at those days when we had sessions everyday with professionals and I think of how much I have learned where even the smallest detail was of utmost importance. My favourite part of the course was of course the days of shooting – hectic days of filming guided by such a skilled crew of people. I made new friends who are important to me whilst gaining great confidence in my skills. It gave me a big boost and made me realize on which side of the camera I want to be on the most – in front of the camera. I do love filming and photographing other people, I am also passionate about editing but most of all, I want to perform in front of the camera. This course helped me discover that I want to be an actress. What can I say? If I had the opportunity to experience it all over again, I would. Everyone was super nice and Roland himself, AMAZING!“
“All in all, I can state that this course opened a vast array of information about creating a short film. Now, I have a much better understanding of what the movie industry entails and a better understanding of how a movie is produced from start to finish.
I truly recommend this summer programme and the future courses to come. The summer programme opened doors to aspiring filmmakers and also helped me acquire a thorough knowledge regarding every aspect of film production. I can also confirm that the staff including all tutors and even third party studio staff were fantastic in every imaginable way. So if you aspire to become a movie producer or want to figure out which role you want in the movie industry, MSAA is the best place to start.“