5 Day Summer Film School

5 Day Summer Film School

5 Day Summer Film School

Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 2023

£1,048 per student – for students aged 12-15 and 16-18

At Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

This course has been developed to give students their first taste of filmmaking. It is a creative, highly practical week in which the young people will form a ‘film crew’ to make a film from start to finish over 5 days.

Our team are industry professionals who have extensive experience and lots of enthusiasm for working with young people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Our team all have enhanced CRB clearance and have undergone safeguarding training.

Many of our students have been so inspired by their experience with us that they have gone on to college and university to study filmmaking and media production and have returned to take part in an internship with us.

  • Hands on experience
  • Work as a professional film crew
  • Experience directing actors on set
  • Acting to camera
  • Learn how to light a set
  • Use professional broadcast quality filmmaking equipment
  • Builds confidence in a creative environment
  • Gain a realistic insight into the career opportunities in the film industry
  • Work in a small group with a high ratio of mentors to student (max. 12 students to 1 mentor)

Outline Timetable


  • 9.00am – 12.30pm – Introduction to the camera equipment, Health & Safety Briefing, Scriptwriting
  • How to write and develop a good script
  • Develop and understand the fundamentals of a story
  • How to Storyboard
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Brainstorm and pitch ideas for the film
  • 4.00om – Finish


  • 9.00am – 12.30pm – Filmmaking; Cast roles. Organise costumes. Location scout.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Read through script and rehearsals.
  • How to block a script
  • How to direct and collaborate with actors
  • 4.00pm – Finish


  • 9.00am – 12.30pm – Filming Day 1
  • Learn the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing a shot, shooting for the edit.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Explore how to work effectively with actors and other key crew members
  • 4l00pm – Finish


  • 9.00am – 12.30pm – Filming Day 2
  • Understand the roles of scriptwriter, continuity assistant, clapper loader, director, cinematographer and sound engineer by performing each of these roles.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Explore the importance of each of the film crew’s roles on set & how they interact.
  • How to shoot to the edit
  • 4.00pm- Finish


  • 9.00am – 12.30pm – Filming Day 3
  • How to be decisive, stay flexible, solve problems & work to a deadline.
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – 4pm – Filmmaking; Final Filming. How to work as a team and communicate effectively under pressure.
  • 4.00pm – Wrap. Crew Photos


You can secure your place with a deposit of £375 or pay the full amount of £1048.