Chapter Arts Centre Film School

Chapter Arts Centre Film School

Mon 1 January 0001 - Fri 29 October 2021

A series of interactive lectures and film screenings that explore different aspects of film culture and film understanding, aimed at young people ages 16-24 years old. These lectures and screenings will take place in person at Chapter Arts Centre. Book onto one or all events! 

Wednesday 27 October: Film Language 
Thursday 28 October: Film History 
Friday 29 October: Editing Techniques 

Schedule (12.30 - 4.30pm):
12.15pm - Registration 
12.30pm - Interactive Lecture 
2pm - Break  
2.30pm - Film Screening 

Wednesday 27 October: Film Language 
This interactive lecture seeks to answer the question: What is Film Language? Using a variety of clips, and through individual exercises and group discussion, the lecture will explore how meaning is created through the placing together of moving images and sound, and how different genres utilise film language in different ways. Participants will gain an insight into how a film is constructed, will develop their critical understanding of film, and will be able talk about film using a wider and more informed critical vocabulary. 

Thursday 28 October:​ Film History 
The first film was made over 120 years ago. Over the years, the advancement of film and the development of film language and technology has created certain important milestones in the Story of Cinema: the use of sound, the move to colour, the use of montage, the inclusion of stop motion animation as special effects, digital effects and the development of 4D cinema. In this session participants will explore these major milestones and watch clips to support their learning. Participants will be encouraged to create their own film history, and consider cinema in a global context.   

Friday 29 October: Editing Techniques 
Editing is the final creative part of the filmmaking process. Adding sound and sound effects to shot footage can hugely influence the look and feel of a film. During this interactive lecture participants will explore how editing is used to dictate the pace and rhythm of a film. They will also consider the post-production process as a whole and will also discuss foley, sound editing, and special effects. As with all lectures in this series this will be supported by film clips, individual exercises and group discussion.  

A limited amount of bursaries are available for young people who wish to attend all lectures but live in a low-income household. To request a bursary application form please email:

This activity is part of the UK-wide BFI Film Academy programme and is supported using funds from the National Lottery.




Each session costs £15pp

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After booking, you'll receive an e-ticket to your email inbox. Please bring this with you to the workshop.

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