Film School 18+

Thursdays, 18 Apr – 6 Jun, 7pm – 9pm
Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott leads our annual 8-week practical introduction to filmmaking.



Member (Adult & Conc.)








Duration: 120 mins

Certificate: 18+

Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott (Badshoes Film) leads our annual 8-week practical introduction to filmmaking, taking you step by step all the way from pre-production planning through to the final edit of your film.

We will look at using the camera and what shot types cause what effects with an audience; capturing good audio and treating it; editing, edit pacing and the effects it has; and how music can change the mood of your film completely.

Course Breakdown:

Week 1 - Intro & Journey of an Idea / Film Set Roles and Responsibilities

Week 2 - Shot Types / Shooting the Script / Storyboarding

Week 3 - Cinematography / Role of the Director

Week 4 - Mise-en-scene / Legality and Contracts

Week 5 - Sound Recording, Scoring and Soundtrack

Week 6 - Practical Session

Week 7 - Editing and Post-Audio

Week 8 - Exhibition, Distribution and Film Festivals / Q&A


Price: £100 / £90 conc / £80 Members

Tutor: Keith Allott

Booking Information:

This 8-week course will run on Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm, from 18 April – 6 June 2024

You must be 18 or over to attend.

Member discount available.

Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

View our Learner Agreement.


Keith Allott is an award-winning narrative, documentary and abstract filmmaker with his own production company, Badshoes Film. His work has screened at film festivals across the world since 1997 including BAFTA qualifying screenings at Aesthetica and Encounters. As a producer he works with young people to create their own films and has helped them to screen and win awards through Into Film, the British Youth Council and multiple festivals including the BFI and INDI’s. He currently teaches film production and theory at De Montfort University International College and is working on several short and feature length projects.