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The Film Challenge workshop series is a fully practical filmmaking course taught by experienced professionals. Students will gain essential hands-on experience in directing, producing, cinematography and post-production. Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport, and these workshops aim to equip students with the knowledge and practical experience required to make a five-minute visual narrative short film in groups of three or four. In the final workshop, students will have the opportunity to present their group film as part of a competition and a prize will be awarded for the best film.
Although filmmaking is a highly technical discipline that involves a variety of skills, making a short film is a great way to learn the art of telling stories in the most accessible 21 st century medium. Making that first short film is where students cut their teeth and truly come of age, and our course offers students the tools to hone their creative vision and technical knowledge so they can create exciting and inspiring films in the future. Moreover, technology has come a long way, and with the ever-increasing availability of equipment, there has never been a better time to get creative.
By the end of this two-week series of workshops, you will have learned the fundamental skills of filmmaking with a professional filmmaker, which is a rite of passage for many new filmmakers. From making a short film in a small group, you will have developed your teamwork and communication skills. Furthermore, you will have opened doors to grow your own audience, as you will come out this process having produced a short film. You will be able to post your film online, on YouTube or similar, and maybe even expose your work to the world via film festivals.
This subject is part of the New Perspectives course at Oxford Royale's Oxford summer school.
The New Perspectives summer course, for students aged 13 to 15, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 17+ study options are available!
Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying New Perspectives in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.
No specific experience or skills are expected of students wishing to participate in this course, although a strong command of the English language is vital. We ask students to bring a laptop with them. If any additional course-specific equipment or software is needed, you will be notified in advance.
The New Perspectives programme - our flagship Oxford summer course for 13-15s - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs
To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main New Perspectives Programme page
With the New Perspectives Programme, you also get:
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
Read how Mifta's experience with us introduced her to lifelong friends from across the world.Read Mifta's story
An aspiring cinematographer, Rebecca joined us at the ISC for our Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme.Read Rebecca's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.