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Film - Creating and Producing

Two year film education with the possibility of certification in steadicam and diving along with basic edication in under water photography. We offer modern equipment, a black-box recording studio, access to actors as well as an emphasis on practical training, rather than theoretical.

Filminspelning. Två kameramän och två skådespelare i mörkt rum.

The program is a two-year, tertiary education open for international students and all teaching is conducted in the English language.

During your time here you will participate in the making of several movies, most of them in close cooperation with the schools acting program. Our main focus is content and storytelling which is the reason we spend a lot of time analyzing as well as giving and receiving feedback. You will also be given the opportunity to try many of the professions involved in the film making process and get basic knowledge of self-employment.

Contacts with the film industry

During training you will meet several guest lecturers who are professionally active in the industry and experts within certain areas, for example screenwriters, playwrights, actors and directors.

We also travel to FEST New Directors New Films Festival in Portugal during year one. In year two we make at study trip to the Mediterranean together with the Acting program from our school and the purpose is partly to make movies in a foreign environment and partly to become a certified diver and learn the basics of underwater photography. Costs for flights, accomodation and diving certificate are included in the Technique and Travel Fund.

You will also be offered to visit other film festivals and theater perfomances during your education, these are not mandatory and costs are not included in the Technique and Travel Fund.

Educational goals

  • Develop your skills to tell a story with film.
  • Steadicam certification and diving certification.
  • Develop your skills to run your own project from idea to finished film.

Teaching content

During the first year you will learn to explore and get to know different features in the process of making a movie. Two very important key elements are dramaturgy and how to write movie scripts.

During the second year our main focus is directing and photography. This will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the things you are most interested in, for instance directing, script writing, photography/lighting, editing, or producing.

Networking and cooperation at the school

During several projects we work together with Region Värmlands movie consultants. Most of the movies are created in close cooperation with the schools acting program.

Curriculum

Year 1 (41 weeks)

You will learn how to work with a manuscript, from preparations to the actual writing process and on to a filmable material. You will also learn how to plan and prepare a post-production. You will work with Sony FS7 and learn the basics in "staging & blocking". The courses will alternate between theory and practice. You also learn how to operate Ronin 2.

  • Digital video technology, filming and post-processing (editing, post-production)
  • Visual storytelling and framing
  • Lighting, audio recording, pre-processing
  • Directing, communication and stress management
  • Dramaturgy, analysis and basic scriptwriting
  • Film history
  • Production methods and marketing
  • Production planning, budget and planning the filming process
  • The methodology of the project
  • Steadicam with certification
  • Study trips

Year 2 (39 weeks)

During year two you will work in larger groups and be prepared to meet the industry requirements. Throughout this year you will work with Sony F55/FS7 (with PL-framing and 6 lenses), practical introduction to underwater- and aerial photography as well as VR (virtual reality) from a movie perspective. During the second year you will also participate in producing a web series. The courses will alternate between theory and practice.

  • Digital video technology, filming and post-processing (editing, post-production)
  • Visual storytelling and framing
  • Lighting, audio recording, pre-processing
  • Directing, communication and stress management
  • Dramaturgy, analysis and basic scriptwriting
  • Work experience
  • Production methods and marketing
  • Production planning, budget and planning the filming process
  • The methodology of the project
  • Study trips

Own equipment/borrow equipment

Molkoms folkhögskola provides all equipment for your movie productions and training.

Contact

Mats Dahlman
Teamleader Film
Phone number +46703131449
Email mats.dahlman@regionvarmland.se

Studio Molkom

Studio Molkom is a multifunctional Black Box built in 2012.

It is well equipped with high technology and also contains a workshop, make-up lounges and storage areas.

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