At the end of the course you will be a production manager of a number of high production value short films which can give you a competitive edge while searching for work in the filmmaking industry
Develop the production of festival-worthy films, shot with cinema cameras such as Red Monstro, Alexa Amira or Sony F55, from the script breakdown till completed film. Explore industry standard softwares and tools, i.e. Movie Magic.
You will get a chance to take part in filmmaking internship on a professional film set. The internship will grow your network of all-important contacts and set yourself apart in a very competitive career field.
Your main focus during the academic year will be to produce festival-worthy final films of your classmates shot with the professional filmmaking equipment at the value of more than 90 000 USD. During the study you will invest most of the time developing films, which will have higher production value compared to average school films. Through guidance of your tutors, you will prepare your films on the same level as a professional film production.
Below you can see the basic topics which you will complete on the course. You will turn into practice all knowledge acquired in the classroom. You will manage all departments of the film projects from script breakdown to screening of the film and organise all necessary aspects of filmmaking. At the end of the semester you will get a credit as production manager by organising projects by professional film industry standards. The curriculum of the 1 Year Cinematography Course is identical to the first year of the 2 Years Filmmaking Degree Course.
After finishing 1 Year Filmmaking Course with production specialisation, you will receive qualification BTEC Level 4 HNC in Film. You can decide to start working in the film industry or continue your studies to the second year.
We recommend that all new Prague Film Institute students purchase their own personal laptops for self guided learning and post-production practice. Our goal is to teach students how to use their own computer for high quality results. Make sure that you choose a laptop which meets the minimum recommended specification. However, for tasks which requires specialist software tools, you will be also allowed to use Prague Film Institute’s computer equipment.
|Component||Minimum Requirement||Recommended Requirement|
|CPU||Intel COre i7 or AMD Ryzen 7||Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9|
|RAM||16 GB||32 GB+|
|GPU||4 GB VRAM||8 GB+ VRAM|
|Media Storage||SSD or RAID||SSD, Direct Attached RAID or NAD RAID (10 GbE)|
We understand that by choosing to study with us you are making a big financial commitment. The tuition fee of this course is 20 250 USD. We want to make sure you understand exactly what your tuition fee will cover when you decide to become a Prague Film Institute student.
Hovewer Prague is still cheaper than many European cities. The capital offers very safe living environment with high rating in housing and healthcare.