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Film Production

Behind the Scenes of the Film Industry

Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking is a free online course for anyone with an interest in feature films, the filmmaking process and people involved. Developed with prestigious membership organisation The Production Guild, each week respected film and TV professionals will demystify the process of how films are really made. Check out the FutureLearn site for details of the next course run.

Over three weeks, industry legends – including assistant directors, producers, production managers and special FX supervisors with major film and TV credits (The Martian, Gravity, Jayne Eyre, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mamma Mia!, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Jekyll & Hyde) – will provide real insight into the inner workings of the movie industry.

In particular, participants will: 

  • Pick up hints and tips for how to get on in the industry;
  • Understand entry-level jobs and potential career pathways;
  • Learn how different departments interact and work together;
  • Discover how individual job roles fit into the wider crew;
  • Get to grips with industry jargon and etiquette.

The Production Guild is the UK’s most prestigious membership organisation for film and TV production management professionals. It encourages professionalism in production by providing information, advice, events and training to its members.


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