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Stage 1 Digital Film Production – A Filmmakers Masterclass

Lights, Camera, Action!

Earlier this term, Stage 1 Digital Film Production students were involved in a Filmmakers Masterclass with Old Scholar Riley Duncan (Class of 2021). Riley established his own Filmmaking Business – ‘Mittyesque Videography and Photography’ in 2022 and is currently Head of Production at Ecom Brands.

Students worked through the three main filmmaking components of any production – Planning, Producing and Editing – and together created a short script for an ‘Office style’ documentary that they then filmed on the day. Furthermore, students were also taught valuable camera and editing techniques that would aid them in creating cinematic and professional productions.

Read the student reflections below…

“The workshop with Riley was a fun incursion, we learned new techniques and got some tips on Premiere Pro, lighting and cameras that have proved useful. We were able to make a fun video together as a class and saw the flexibility a career in filmmaking entails, and how to navigate it from simple beginnings to bigger opportunities.” – Georgia B

“I really enjoyed the session, as it was a good opportunity to work with an experienced professional who has been through much trial and error to get to where he is today. It was an immersive experience, as we were able to use industry standard equipment and experiment with the settings to create a cinematic look. With Riley’s help, we got a direct snapshot into the realities of the film industry.” – Alyssa M