Filmmaking course

FILMMAKING COURSE: Course description

A filmmaking Academy open to individuals of all levels of experience from all over the world. Focus Movie Academy offers aspiring filmmakers intensive training in direction, editing, photography, screenwriting, audio, distribution, production, public speaking, storytelling, accountancy and history of cinema on the backdrop of Florence.

Filmmaking course: from theory to practical studio experience with Internship

Telling a story through a pen and a lens. Planning, organising, filming and editing.
Igniting your passion to undertake one of the most fascinating professions of the modern age: working in cinema and television, producing short films, music videos and documentaries.

Thanks to the Academic courses and to the practical experience on set supported by professionals with consolidated experience in the field, you can successfully prepare for every opportunity in the audiovisual sector, offering a complete professional profile.

Once you have completed your studies you have the opportunity of carrying out an internship where you can hone your skills and gain precious experience of working for a company that operates in the cinema and television sector.

Subjects studied

Editing

Editing is the final phase of the narration: with our course you will learn about editing programmes, how to import and export files efficiently, how to synchronise audio and video, various techniques for colour correction and everything you need to become a professional editor.

Direction

During the Direction course students analyse the creative process necessary for creating an audiovisual product; studying the role of the director and the various phases of cinema production, the importance of the correct frame as well as practical lessons on how to create a film set and understanding the roles of the various crew members.

Cinema photography

The course provides you with the essential knowledge for becoming a director of photography: learn about a video camera and how to use it, the importance of different lenses, the rules of composition and exposition. Practical lessons on how to set the lighting to create the right.

Screenwriting

This course focuses on the different phases of screenwriting: from the initial idea to the final stages, storytelling, different genres, characterisation, dialogue and the importance of an effective ending.

Production

During this course you will learn about the various phases of production, roles on set, production and distribution companies, how to participate in a festival and more: organisation on set, planning work schedules and all that concerns production on set.

Thematic areas

During the filmmaking course other areas of focus include: audio, history of cinema, public speaking, accountancy, storytelling, work experience and practical studio experience.

Courses Programme

1ST YEAR

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Cinematographic directing I

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Photography direction I

E

Editing I

E

Production

E

Screenplay I

PLUS:

  • Scene representation
  • 300 hours on set

2ND YEAR

E

Cinematographic directing II

E

Photography direction II

E

Editing II

E

Production II

E

Screenplay II

E

Cinema history

PLUS:

  • Scene representation
  • 1 short film
  • 450 hours on set

3RD YEAR

E

Actor direction

E

Stage in the company

E

public speaking

E

The Commercial Law Practice

E

Storytelling

E

4 meetings in the film studios + creation of a scene

E

3 preparatory meetings to be a filmmaker

PLUS:

  • GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT (find more)
  • Scene representation
  • 1 Short film
  • 480 hours on set

Testimonials

As an International Cinema Academy, Focus Movie Academy boasts a varied mix of students from countries all over the world including America, Italy, France, China, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany and other nations.
This nationality and culture mix allows students to develop communication and cooperation skills typical of international cinema.

Focus Movie Academy is proud to have contributed to the success of its students in cinema, television and on stage. Below are the names of the most important production houses for which our alumni have acted.

Video testimonials of some of Focus Movie Academy alumni in which they describe their study experience and present their current professional status.

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS

Filmmaking students who score at least 100/110 in the final exam will have the opportunity to work professionally for one of our partner production houses.

Students who obtain different assessments will be able to take advantage of free commercial and legal consultancy for job and career start-up.

STUDY OFFER

OUR ACADEMIC COURSES

ACADEMIC

216

ANNUAL HOURS
9 hours / per week

hours in english

300

hours film set experience

Interpretation of the scenes

3497

ACADEMIC
PLUS

216

ANNUAL HOURS
9 hours / per week

72

HOURS IN ENGLISH
2 hours / per week

350

hours film set experience

INTERPRETATION OF THE SCENES (Italian/english)

4497

ADVANCED

504

ANNUAL HOURS

9h/week – ACTING
12h/week – FILMMAKING

hours in english

500

hours film set experience

Interpretation of the scenes

5997

PERSONALISED ACADEMIC COURSE:

It is possible to personalise your course adding options such as English language, extra filming of scenes, experience on set and other courses offered by our Academy.

Contact us to discuss how to personalise your course.

JOIN THE FOCUS MOVIE ACADEMY COMMUNITY AND KICK START YOUR CAREER AS A FILMMAKER

ABOUT US

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Very valid and serious academy!
The courses are very interesting and the academy offers real job opportunities and collaborations with professionals in the field. Absolutely recommended. If you want to start a career as an actor FMA is definitely the right place!

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Marta M.

I had the pleasure of meeting young, highly motivated people and teachers full of innovative ideas. Exceptional experience in which I was able to learn many techniques which, combined with the numerous extra-curricular possibilities, made me even more determined to emerge in this sector. Teachers follow you throughout the process.

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Filippo F.

Continuously expanding academy, made up of competent and easy-going people. Beautiful venue in a historic building that offers various courses between acting and filmmaking, made with the idea of ​​directing you towards a specific goal: working in this sector!

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Nicola G.

CONTACT US

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SECRETARIAL OFFICE HOURS

Mon – Fri:
9.00 / 18.00

CONTACTS

055 294605 (9.00-14.00)

055 213030 (9.00-14.00)

3383899552 (14.00-18.00)

info@focusmovieacademy.com

Piazza Santo Spirito, 9
50125 Florence, Italy

OPENING TIME

Monday: 9.00 - 18.00
Tuesday: 9.00 - 18.00
Wednesday:
9.00 - 18.00
Thursday: 9.00 - 18.00
Friday: 9.00 - 18.00