Film courses by UK Film Shool

Film Course Information

Below is information about our film courses and answers to some frequently asked questions

Students aged 12-15 years

5 Day Residential Filmmaking Course
Brooke House College

FAQs

Student welfare & Health & Safety

The health, safety & welfare of students is our main priority. To ensure everyone’s safety risk assessments are regularly reviewed with our team. They cover all aspects of Film School from facilities to activities. We have an excellent health and safety record.

All Brooke House College and UK Film School staff have enhanced DBS (Police) checks. Every member of the team at UK Film School works professionally within the film and TV industry and has a wealth of experience of working with and mentoring young people.

A suitably qualified and experienced member of the Brooke House College team is responsible for every student’s pastoral care throughout the duration of the residential.

Brooke House College have been running a successful Summer School for young people for over 35 years and during that time have hosted thousands of students from all over the world. Their team is highly skilled and experienced in looking after young people in a boarding environment.

 

Insurance

UK Film School and Brooke House College have all necessary insurances including Public Liability Insurance.

However, our insurance does not cover for personal accident or loss or damage to personal property. We advise you to take out insurance if you wish to have cover for personal accident or loss or damage to personal property or for cancellation through sickness, injury or any other reasons, as we are not able to offer a refund in these circumstances.

 

What will students be doing during the course?

The course provides an exciting and valuable insight into how filmmaking process works as our ethos is to treat students as a professional film crew from the outset. Students receive professional mentoring throughout the course and will be shown how to produce their film and use all the filmmaking equipment.

Student’s work in groups of a maximum of 12 (the ‘film crew’) and the film crew make a film from start to finish over the 5 days of the course.

You can view the Filmmaking Timetable on the right hand side of this page.

The filmmaking runs from 9am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

Monday and Tuesday are pre-production days, which include an introduction to the filmmaking equipment with a Health and Safety briefing, pitching ideas for the film, script development, casting the film, scheduling the shoot and location scouting.

Wednesday through to Friday are filming days, during this time the student film crew will act in and film the scenes they devised during days 1 and 2.

The cast and crew are rotated during the 3 filming days so that everyone gets an opportunity to experience the many different aspects of filmmaking. The finished film footage is then taken away and edited at our studio.

Once the filmmaking has finished at 4pm students have some unsupervised free time before supper. Students often use this time to go into Market Harborough to socialise with their new friends and buy costumes and props from the budget that we allocate to each film crew. All students are in groups of at least 3 students. No one is allowed to be on his or her own. Students wishing to visit Market Harborough must have staff permission; students are given a card with the permission, this is returned to the member of staff on return.

Opt Out
If you do NOT wish your son or daughter to be allowed free time in Market Harborough in small groups without the supervision of an adult then please email Jacqueline Edge at info@ukfilmschool.org.uk prior to the commencement of the course.

Market Harborough is a small, typically English town, which lies right in the centre of England, just two hours north of London by car. The college campus is within easy walking distance of Market Harborough Town Centre (3 minutes approx.)

After supper the evenings are taken up with excursions and activities. Excursions and activities are always planned, organised and risk assessed for safety. There is always one adult to every fifteen students during activities and on excursions.

On Monday evening there is our popular, interactive SFX Make Up Workshop and on the other 3 evenings students can go bowling, take part in team games and activities and on the last evening they challenge each other to Laser Tag.

All the evening activities and excursions are included in the cost of the course.

 

What time does the course start & finish?

We ask students to arrive at 9.30am on the first day. The course finishes at 4.00pm on the last day. There is a short presentation at 4.15pm which parents are invited to attend.

For those travelling from far afield we offer overnight accommodation on the Sunday night before the course starts or on the Friday night on the day course finishes.

 

Optional Excursion Weekend

For students who would like to extend their stay and enjoy spending time with their new friends after the filmmaking finishes we offer an optional excursion weekend. Students can join in the excursion on the Saturday or on both the Saturday and Sunday. Students can be collected after supper from 8.30pm from Brooke House College on either the Saturday or Sunday evening.

Saturday- London Film Museum-Bond In Motion Exhibition
The official exhibition of vehicles and artefacts from this iconic franchise and an insight into the creative process of creating the James Bond films. This fascinating museum is in London’s Covent Garden and students will be given some free time during the day to soak up the atmosphere of this popular destination.
londonfilmmuseum.com

Sunday- Thorpe Park
Relax and have fun with new friends at this world-class amusement park
www.thorpepark.com

Student Supervision during Weekend Excursions
The weekend excursions are organised and supervised by Brooke House College. On excursions in city or town locations all students will be supervised however on city or town visits there is usually some time available for shopping, unbroken shopping times would never be longer than 2 hours max. Brooke House College put the following supervisory arrangements in place for students during shopping time;

All students under the age of 14 are supervised by a member of staff in small groups
Students of 14 or above are allowed free, unsupervised, time to shop
All students (over 14) are in groups of at least 3 students. No student is allowed to be on his or her own
All students are issued with a card containing the telephone numbers of their leaders/ college
Students are instructed to hand the cards to policemen or shopkeepers in the unlikely event that they are lost
All students are informed of a meeting place and a time

Opt out
If your son or daughter is aged 14 or above and you do NOT wish them to be allowed shopping time in small groups without the supervision of an adult when they are on city or town excursions then please email Jacqueline Edge at info@ukfilmschool.org.uk prior to the commencement of the course.

 

What do students need to bring?

We have provided a suggested Kit List on the right hand side of this page.

Generally comfortable, practical clothing is best for filmmaking e.g. jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirts and trainers.

Students must wear sensible footwear and please don’t forget a warm hoodie/jumper and a waterproof coat and footwear, just in case the weather is wet.

Please don’t forget to pack toiletries and a towel. Bed linen is provided.

Students can also bring along any costumes or props they may want to wear or use in their film.

All filmmaking equipment is supplied by UK Film School. The filmmaking equipment our student’s use is professional, broadcast quality.

We recommend that students do not bring any personal items of value to the college as Brooke House College and UK Film School cannot be responsible for any personal items lost or damaged.

We recommend that students bring some spending money to spend in the shops and cafes of Market Harborough and if they want to buy a UK Film School hoodie, T-shirt or Beanie hat.

 

Accommodation

All students are accommodated on the Brooke House College campus. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and similar to life on a university campus although with more adult supervision and a bedtime curfew that is appropriate for students under the age of 18.

The campus and student accommodation is supervised at all times, day and night by the college’s residential male and female staff. Boys and girls are split into separate residences (‘houses’) and an adult is positioned in each residence to supervise the students at night. There are single, twin and triple rooms available and every bedroom is warm, comfortable and fully equipped. There are a number of ensuite rooms.

Single and ensuite rooms are available on request and allocated on a first come first served basis. If students wish to share a room with a friend of the same sex then please let us know and we can arrange that.

Each house contains a common room and kitchenette where the students can relax and prepare their own snacks.

Brooke House College has pleasant gardens and open spaces for students to enjoy. It is also equipped with a central common room with table football, pool table etc., a tuck shop, SKY TV and free WiFi throughout the campus.

 

Meals

Brooke House College provides three hot meals per day in its central dining room located in the main Brooke House College building. There is a wide choice of tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced food. Cooked breakfasts are on offer every day and fresh fruit and yoghurt is available at all mealtimes. Brooke House College provide vegetarian options and can cater for students with food allergies and special diets by prior arrangement.

Further information about Brooke House College Summer School can be found at www.brookehouse.com/summerschool

 

Contacting a student whilst on the residential

If you need to contact a student during the residential please call Brooke House College on:
Tel: +44 (0) 1858 462452

 

Travelling by train

The nearest train station is Market Harborough (approx.1 hr. 10 mins from London St. Pancras International). Brooke House College is a short taxi ride from the train station.

We recommend Murphy’s Taxi’s. Tel; 01858 410210. The cost for a one-way journey with them is approx. £4.00.

 

How can students access a copy of their film once they have made it?

Once the film has been professionally edited at our production office it will be uploaded to our YouTube channel and a link to the film will be posted to our social media. Students can use the film that they have made to enhance their applications to Film School, University and College etc.

 

Benefits of the Course

Students will experience the thrill of being part of a professional production and film crew; working as a team, co-operating and collaborating with each other. Each student has a responsibility in the making of the film and can enjoy all aspects of the filmmaking process.

Students will be able to enjoy the extensive facilities and activities provided by Brooke House College, make new friends and grow in confidence away from home.

For those considering a career in film and TV this course provides a good introduction and our mentors are on hand throughout the week to provide career advice and guidance.

We are proud to be a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider and can complete assessor’s reports for DofE Award students.

We can also provide references for applications to Film School, University and College etc.

 

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer sibling, loyalty and group discounts. The sibling and loyalty discount is £25. Please contact us for a discount code for your online booking for a sibling or repeat booking.

Group discount rates are available on request.

Students aged 16-18 years

5 Day Residential Filmmaking Course
Brooke House College

FAQs

Student welfare & Health & Safety

The health, safety & welfare of students is our main priority. To ensure everyone’s safety risk assessments are regularly reviewed with our team. They cover all aspects of Film School from facilities to activities. We have an excellent health and safety record.

All Brooke House College and UK Film School staff have enhanced DBS (Police) checks. Every member of the team at UK Film School works professionally within the film and TV industry and has a wealth of experience of working with and mentoring young people.

A suitably qualified and experienced member of the Brooke House College team is responsible for every student’s pastoral care throughout the duration of the residential.

Brooke House College have been running a successful Summer School for young people for over 35 years and during that time have hosted thousands of students from all over the world. Their team is highly skilled and experienced in looking after young people in a boarding environment.

 

Insurance

UK Film School and Brooke House College have all necessary insurances including Public Liability Insurance.

However, our insurance does not cover for personal accident or loss or damage to personal property. We advise you to take out insurance if you wish to have cover for personal accident or loss or damage to personal property or for cancellation through sickness, injury or any other reasons, as we are not able to offer a refund in these circumstances.

 

What will students be doing during the course?

The course provides an exciting and valuable insight into how filmmaking process works as our ethos is to treat students as a professional film crew from the outset. Students receive professional mentoring throughout the course and will be shown how to produce their film and use all the filmmaking equipment.

Student’s work in groups of a maximum of 12 (the ‘film crew’) and the film crew make a film from start to finish over the 5 days of the course.

You can view the Filmmaking Timetable on the right hand side of this page.

The filmmaking runs from 9am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

Monday and Tuesday are pre-production days, which include an introduction to the filmmaking equipment with a Health and Safety briefing, pitching ideas for the film, script development, casting the film, scheduling the shoot and location scouting.

Wednesday through to Friday are filming days, during this time the student film crew will act in and film the scenes they devised during days 1 and 2.

The cast and crew are rotated during the 3 filming days so that everyone gets an opportunity to experience the many different aspects of filmmaking. The finished film footage is then taken away and edited at our studio.

Once the filmmaking has finished at 4pm students have some unsupervised free time before supper. Students often use this time to go into Market Harborough to socialise with their new friends and buy costumes and props from the budget that we allocate to each film crew. All students are in groups of at least 3 students. No one is allowed to be on his or her own. Students wishing to visit Market Harborough must have staff permission; students are given a card with the permission, this is returned to the member of staff on return.

Opt Out
If you do NOT wish your son or daughter to be allowed free time in Market Harborough in small groups without the supervision of an adult then please email Jacqueline Edge at info@ukfilmschool.org.uk prior to the commencement of the course.

Market Harborough is a small, typically English town, which lies right in the centre of England, just two hours north of London by car. The college campus is within easy walking distance of Market Harborough Town Centre (3 minutes approx.)

After supper the evenings are taken up with excursions and activities. Excursions and activities are always planned, organised and risk assessed for safety. There is always one adult to every fifteen students during activities and on excursions.

On Monday evening there is our popular, interactive SFX Make Up Workshop and on the other 3 evenings students can go bowling, take part in team games and activities and on the last evening they challenge each other to Laser Tag.

All the evening activities and excursions are included in the cost of the course.

 

What time does the course start & finish?

We ask students to arrive at 9.30am on the first day. The course finishes at 4.00pm on the last day. There is a short presentation at 4.15pm which parents are invited to attend.

For those travelling from far afield we offer overnight accommodation on the Sunday night before the course starts or on the Friday night on the day course finishes.

 

Optional Excursion Weekend

For students who would like to extend their stay and enjoy spending time with their new friends after the filmmaking finishes we offer an optional excursion weekend. Students can join in the excursion on the Saturday or on both the Saturday and Sunday. Students can be collected after supper from 8.30pm from Brooke House College on either the Saturday or Sunday evening.

Saturday- London Film Museum-Bond In Motion Exhibition
The official exhibition of vehicles and artefacts from this iconic franchise and an insight into the creative process of creating the James Bond films. This fascinating museum is in London’s Covent Garden and students will be given some free time during the day to soak up the atmosphere of this popular destination.
londonfilmmuseum.com

Sunday- Thorpe Park
Relax and have fun with new friends at this world-class amusement park
www.thorpepark.com

Student Supervision during Weekend Excursions
The weekend excursions are organised and supervised by Brooke House College. On excursions in city or town locations all students will be supervised however on city or town visits there is usually some time available for shopping, unbroken shopping times would never be longer than 2 hours max. Brooke House College put the following supervisory arrangements in place for students during shopping time;

All students under the age of 14 are supervised by a member of staff in small groups
Students of 14 or above are allowed free, unsupervised, time to shop
All students (over 14) are in groups of at least 3 students. No student is allowed to be on his or her own
All students are issued with a card containing the telephone numbers of their leaders/ college
Students are instructed to hand the cards to policemen or shopkeepers in the unlikely event that they are lost
All students are informed of a meeting place and a time

Opt out
If your son or daughter is aged 14 or above and you do NOT wish them to be allowed shopping time in small groups without the supervision of an adult when they are on city or town excursions then please email Jacqueline Edge at info@ukfilmschool.org.uk prior to the commencement of the course.

 

What do students need to bring?

We have provided a suggested Kit List on the right hand side of this page.

Generally comfortable, practical clothing is best for filmmaking e.g. jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirts and trainers.

Students must wear sensible footwear and please don’t forget a warm hoodie/jumper and a waterproof coat and footwear, just in case the weather is wet.

Please don’t forget to pack toiletries and a towel. Bed linen is provided.

Students can also bring along any costumes or props they may want to wear or use in their film.

All filmmaking equipment is supplied by UK Film School. The filmmaking equipment our student’s use is professional, broadcast quality.

We recommend that students do not bring any personal items of value to the college as Brooke House College and UK Film School cannot be responsible for any personal items lost or damaged.

We recommend that students bring some spending money to spend in the shops and cafes of Market Harborough and if they want to buy a UK Film School hoodie, T-shirt or Beanie hat.

 

Accommodation

All students are accommodated on the Brooke House College campus. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and similar to life on a university campus although with more adult supervision and a bedtime curfew that is appropriate for students under the age of 18.

The campus and student accommodation is supervised at all times, day and night by the college’s residential male and female staff. Boys and girls are split into separate residences (‘houses’) and an adult is positioned in each residence to supervise the students at night. There are single, twin and triple rooms available and every bedroom is warm, comfortable and fully equipped. There are a number of ensuite rooms.

Single and ensuite rooms are available on request and allocated on a first come first served basis. If students wish to share a room with a friend of the same sex then please let us know and we can arrange that.

Each house contains a common room and kitchenette where the students can relax and prepare their own snacks.

Brooke House College has pleasant gardens and open spaces for students to enjoy. It is also equipped with a central common room with table football, pool table etc., a tuck shop, SKY TV and free WiFi throughout the campus.

 

Meals

Brooke House College provides three hot meals per day in its central dining room located in the main Brooke House College building. There is a wide choice of tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced food. Cooked breakfasts are on offer every day and fresh fruit and yoghurt is available at all mealtimes. Brooke House College provide vegetarian options and can cater for students with food allergies and special diets by prior arrangement.

Further information about Brooke House College Summer School can be found at www.brookehouse.com/summerschool

 

Contacting a student whilst on the residential

If you need to contact a student during the residential please call Brooke House College on:
Tel: +44 (0) 1858 462452

 

Travelling by train

The nearest train station is Market Harborough (approx.1 hr. 10 mins from London St. Pancras International). Brooke House College is a short taxi ride from the train station.

We recommend Murphy’s Taxi’s. Tel; 01858 410210. The cost for a one-way journey with them is approx. £4.00.

 

How can students access a copy of their film once they have made it?

Once the film has been professionally edited at our production office it will be uploaded to our YouTube channel and a link to the film will be posted to our social media. Students can use the film that they have made to enhance their applications to Film School, University and College etc.

 

Benefits of the Course

Students will experience the thrill of being part of a professional production and film crew; working as a team, co-operating and collaborating with each other. Each student has a responsibility in the making of the film and can enjoy all aspects of the filmmaking process.

Students will be able to enjoy the extensive facilities and activities provided by Brooke House College, make new friends and grow in confidence away from home.

For those considering a career in film and TV this course provides a good introduction and our mentors are on hand throughout the week to provide career advice and guidance.

We are proud to be a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider and can complete assessor’s reports for DofE Award students.

We can also provide references for applications to Film School, University and College etc.

 

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer sibling, loyalty and group discounts. The sibling and loyalty discount is £25. Please contact us for a discount code for your online booking for a sibling or repeat booking.

Group discount rates are available on request.

Thank you for providing such a fantastic learning experience.

HI // Cambridge

It was another wonderful film course and a reminder of how good you guys are at this.

BM // Wellingborough

Overall an amazing experience

Rhianna // Age 17

Very helpful and relaxed mentors with lots of knowledge and skill

Max // Age 18

Really enjoyed it, met some really great people

Alice // Age 16

The best course ever!

UKFS Student // Summer 2017

I’ve enjoyed the course and I believe it’s extremely helpful if you want to go into film production

Elle // Age 17

I had a really fun time and it was a good learning experience

Leo // Age 12

Awesome

Matilda // Age 13

FILM SCHOOL COURSE DIRECTOR

Our course director Gary Halliday is a professional actor and director with over 20 years experience in the industry.

Gary and his team believe in treating students as a professional crew from the outset and will enable the group to experience all aspects of making a film.