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Course Fee Duration Days*
AED 6,000 8 Weeks 2 Weekdays
Starting Date
Qualification Usual Timings*
15th Jan 2017 SAE Film Production 6pm-9pm
2nd Apr 2017 Certificate  
2nd Jul 2017    
1st Oct 2017    


*These times are based on how the course has been run in the past and are subject to change before each start date.


Film Making Short Course

What you need to know about this course
The emphasis of this course is on both the creative and practical side of digital film making. The course covers the basic knowledge required to produce a short video, including screenwriting, directing, producing, digital camera operation, lighting, sound, and digital computer editing on an industry leading application.
The course is very ‘hands-on’ and practical in its approach with students being exposed to the five stages of the video production process, as well as a range of industry standard applications. SAE Institute has invested in the latest professional technology to give its students the edge in this competitive market.

Who it's for
The 8-week course is intended for anybody who wants to get substantial skills in film making, such as basic and advanced camera handling, lighting and video editing. The programme is open to anyone 17 years and above with no prior experience nor personal equipment.
On completion of the course students will have the skills to construct a piece of work creatively, and assemble the content in a logical manner with a target audience in mind. Students will be able participate in a short film production. This course can be used as a ‘stepping stone’ for students who wish to progress to our Bachelor of Film Production programme.

Entry Requirements
There are no academic requirements to participate in this programme. The student needs to be a minimum of 16* years of age upon commencement of the course.
*For delegates who are are 14 or 15 years old and wish to join our short courses a special consideration process from management is required.

Software Packages
    Adobe Premiere Pro

    basic video formats
    working with various cameras
    lenses and filters
    location shots
    understanding the video workflow
    basic video editing and capturing techniques
    basic and advanced lighting techniques
    home video studio set-ups in relation to project requirements
    understanding time codes, screen writing and audio