5 Months Program

Semester Postproduction Course

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Semester Postproduction Course

Semester Postproduction Course is practical, full-time, suitable for beginners and taught on our campus in Prague, the Czech Republic. This study program will teach you the basics of post- production techniques and includes every week practising on short films as well as editing final high production value films shot by our classmates. You will also be required to learn the basic principles of filmmaking to make you understand the entire process of audiovisual production, which is crucial for kick starting your career in the film industry. The emphasis on post-production specialisation is given mostly during practical classes

You will learn the basics of film post-production and practice editing on high production value films.

COURSE FEATURES

Type: Hands-On Training

Dates: 1 Feb 2023 – 30 Jun 2023 ( 5 Months)

Study Mode: Full Time

Timetable: Mon – Fri (9am – 5pm) 

Tuition: 11 200 USD

Language: English

Students: Small Group (5-15 people)

our value proposition

course highlights

Film Editing Every Week

During the course, you will get a chance to practice post-production techniques on dozens of short films of different styles.

High Production Value Film

Edit high production value final films shot by your classmates on the most popular cinema cameras such as Red Monstro, Alexa Amira or Sony f55.

Showreel

From all the edited films you will make an industry-standard showreel and present it to the panel of film professionals in a public cinema.

High production value film

During the semester you will invest most of the time practising postproduction on dozens of short films. At the end of the semester you will do postproduction of final films with higher production value compared to average school films. Through the guidance of your tutors, you will edit films that are on the same level as professional film productions. The final films which you will edit will be shot on professional filmmaking equipment such as Red Monstro, Alexa Amira or Sony F55.

what you will learn

post-production module

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. During practical exercises, you will equip yourself with basic key skills needed for film post-production and create industry-standard showreel. The curriculum of the semester course is identical to the first semester of the 1 Year Filmmaking Program.

Basics of Editing Techniques

Usage of Editing Techniques for Different Production Contexts

Terminology

Terminology and Different Movie Parts

Types of Shots

Essentials of Continuity Editing

Parallel Editing

Montage/Jump Cut

Emotional Curve of the Scene

Timing and Pace

Bridging Scenes with Music

Cut by Color and Contrast

Cutting Dialogues

Editing for Different Genres

Basics of Color Grading

Basics of Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve Software

Basics of Sound Post-production

Introduction to Visual Effects

Masterclasses

Consultations with Teachers

Practical Workshops

Post-production of High Quality Films

You will do post-production of final films of your classmates.

OTHER FILMMAKING MODULES

Directing

  • Basics of Mise-en-Scene Studies
  • Directing Actors
  • Film Theory
  • Basics of Film History
  • Mood Boards

Scriptwriting

From Concept to Final Draft

Production

  • Film Crew: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Introduction to the Business of Film
  • Basics of Line Producing
  • Project Planning
  • Pitching
  • Casting
  • Introduction to the Business of Film
  • Basics of Movie Magic Scheduling Software

Cinematography

  • Principles of Camera and Lens Use in Cinematography
  • Basics of Safe Setup, Operation and Control of Cameras and Lenses
  • Compositional Theory of Cinematography
  • Features of Lighting in Cinematography in Creating a Visual language
  • Different Approaches to Lighting

qualification

After finishing the Semester Post-production Course, you can choose to continue to 1 Year Filmmaking Course and become eligible for the BTEC Level 4 HNC in Film.

course details

Entry Requirements
What to Bring?
What’s Included
Not Included

Entry Requirements

AgeMinimum age to enter the course is 18 years.
EducationNo prior filmmaking experience is required.
EnglishCommunicative level.
DocumentsCopy of passport, curriculum vitae (CV), example of creative work / motivational letter.

What to Bring

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. 

ComponentMinimum RequirementRecommended Requirement
CPUIntel COre i7 or AMD Ryzen 7Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9
RAM16 GB32 GB+
GPU4 GB VRAM8 GB+ VRAM
Media StorageSSD or RAIDSSD, Direct Attached RAID or NAD RAID (10 GbE)

What is Included

We understand that by choosing to study with us you are making a big financial commitment. The tuition fee of this course is 11  200 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.

  • Lectures, workshops & master classes
  • Filmmaking equipment 
  • High production value final film
  • Showreel
  • Access to editing room
  • Teaching materials
  • Discounts at our industry partners
    • 50% discount in Fundus of Barrandov Studios
    • up to 2 000 USD free rental of weapons & props at Three Brothers production company 
    • up to 70% discount of filmmaking equipment at LS Lumination Pictures

What is Not Included

  • Air fare
  • Visa fee & health insurance
  • Living expenses (housing, food, transportation)

Hovewer Prague is still cheaper than many European cities. The capital offers very safe living environment with high rating in housing and healthcare.

 

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our premises

Our film school is situated in a building with award-winning directors, film equipment rental-house and professional post-production facilities. You will be surrounded by film professionals and have a chance to peek in the production workflow of the real film industry.

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