This course is perfect for students who want to combine English language with an introduction to filmmaking and film theory.
Study for a 4-week period during the summer, with plenty of free time to explore your surroundings and practice your English outside of class.
No prior film experience is necessary.
29 June, 27 July, 24 August 2020
Lower Intermediate (Kings Level 4)
Lessons per week:
20 lessons (15 hours) English and Filmmaking
Included in the price:
20 lessons per week (15 hours)
Welcome Information Pack
Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
Use of Computer Learning Center and film production equipment
Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
Free Wi-fi at school
Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
Optional weekly lecture programme
End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"I like Hollywood films since I was a child. Especially I was inspired by the recent film 'La La Land'. I have lots of pictures of Los Angeles and Hollywood in my mind. How can I miss the course that combines both English and film production?"
Section 2: Course structure and content
20 lessons (15 hours) per week of English and Filmmaking
English and filmmaking lessons
Topics vary each week, but students receive in-depth instruction of pre-production, production, and post-production through lectures, interactive communicative activities, and hands-on participation.
Group work is an essential element of this course, so attendance is critical to students’ success.
Lessons will cover the following:
Screenwriting Story structure, concept development, visual storytelling methods, script formatting.
Techniques for role preparation, working within a frame, playing according to shot size, expression through body and language.
Filming techniques, cinematic framing, lighting and sound.
Post-production Video editing techniques and practice, color correction, sound editing.
Contemporary filmmaking The history of Hollywood — the business of making films, from blockbusters to independent film.
Assessment is based on weekly assignments, group participation, tests.
Vacation Plus Film students have access to the following at Kings Los Angeles:
Classrooms equipped with an interactive projector or smart television for interactive learning experience
iMac desktops with user-friendly scriptwriting program software installed
Production equipment including prosumer DSLR camera, sliders and dollies, lighting tools, microphones, tripods
Professional, up-to-date film editing software
Kings LA offers transfer agreements with the New York Film Academy and the Musicians’ Institute.