When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sheena Holliday
  • Course Code W21DPAC06B

What you will learn

An exciting new online course! Its never been easier to shoot high-definition video using your camera. This course will introduce you to HD video production using your DSLR camera, through a series of exercises and workshops. You will learn how to organise your ideas, plan and shoot sequences as well as develop your camera, sound and editing skills. By the end of the course you should have successfully shot and edited a short film project. If you are not entitled to a reduced fee but are finding it difficult to pay for your course in one go, we can offer a Staged Payment Agreement to split the costs into three payments if your course(s) costs £200 or more. Please talk to a member of enrolment staff about how your payments would be structured. You are liable for all payments under this agreement, even if you stop attending your class. As a student of Morley College you are also entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use digital video cameras such as a DSLR or Bridge Camera to produce impactful moving images
  • Use basic post-production techniques (e.g. transitions, titles)
  • Use sound for video production
  • Plan and develop ideas for moving image sequences
  • Use software to import and export video and other material
  • Edit a short video project using industry-standard software


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Your class will be taught online at a specific course time each week using MS Teams. You will be provided with log-in and joining details for your class after enrolment. You will learn via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One-to-one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills. There are many advantages to learning in an online environment - benefit from ‘anytime-access’ to an archive of course materials, recordings, resources and links to help you with projects and assignments. Gain instant support and answers to questions via forums and receive one to one tutor and peer support. All Morley College students receive a generous discount on Adobe CC Software (see information below) and a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and much more! Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress.?The classes are informal and allow for question-and-answer sessions, technical advice and support depending on your needs. You will receive regular assessment and feedback on your progress.?You will work as a class, in small break-out groups, in pairs and one-to-one with your tutor. All course material will be instantly accessible via the learning platform and the sessions may be recorded so that you may return to them later; this will only be done with group consent. Learners will be encouraged to use the class forums to engage with each other during the class and to support each other with project work between classes if required.

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience in film and video-making who want to learn new skills or explore new ideas. A keen interest in the subject and the ability to attend the sessions regularly is key to your success. As part of the course you will be asked to read material, take notes, listen to instructions and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will be e mailed log-in and joining instructions to access your course online after you enrol. It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh and/or PC computers and know how to use standard menus and commands, however this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As this is a course primarily delivered on computers; students will be encouraged to be aware of fatigue and eye strain and take breaks when necessary. Your tutor will therefore build in project assignments, reconvening as a group to share the progress of work. Information about computers and the relevant software will be provided by the tutor.

    What you need

    You will need your own camera and lens. A DSLR Camera is perfect for this course or any camera that allows you access to manual controls and a video function. If you are learning software, it would be of benefit to possess the software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a generous discount on Adobe CC Software. It would be helpful for you to have a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory stick (minimum 8GB) mini-hard drive or access to a cloud storage service. This is for storage of media during the course, and of your work at the end. DISCOUNT ON ADOBE CC SOFTWARE If you are interested in getting a generous discount (a saving of 66%) on the whole suite of Adobe CC software packages please visit Adobe Creative Cloud for Students You will need to prove you are a student at Morley College London and the simplest way to do that is use your Morley e-mail address, which is your student number followed by @morley.ac.uk e.g. 12345678@morley.ac.uk Students who provide us with their personal e-mail address are sent details of their Morley e-mail address and how to access it. Please see here for useful information on systems requirements for running Adobe CC products System Requirements What else will I need? Group Learning Software
    • MS Teams (Easily downloadable as part of your free Office 365 account when you enrol) Hardware
    • A modern Mac or PC computer no older than 4 years, with a built-in camera (or plug-in webcam) microphone, and headphones (optional) Software
    • Adobe CC Software appropriate to the course (as a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software - see above)

    What you can do next

    So, after your course ends why not continue to build your skills? We offer a range of courses both online and in college. A range of portfolio and specialist-subject courses include Documentary Filmmaking, Filming Interviews, Vlogging and Editing using YouTube and Shotcut, Smartphone Movie Making. Editing with After Effects and Premiere Pro will shape your footage into a great production and to help get your work noticed we also offer Website Building and Blogging courses using WordPress.Com and WordPress.Org plus courses in digital skills for social media New for 2021: Adobe Certified Professional courses in Visual Design and Video Design using Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects. The certificates are industry-recognised credentials that can prove helpful for your career and help you gain confidence in using the software at a professional level. Plus: 3D Computer Modelling using Blender, and a practical Introduction to 3D printing. Please speak to your tutor, browse our website, or call the Digital Media, Film & Photography Department on 0207 450 1869 for more information. PROUD TO PRESENT! Visit the Morley Digital Blog - for News, Galleries, Events and Student Spotlights! A comprehensive site where you can read success stories and catch up on new course information, news and events. Morley Digital Blog Lastly head on over to browse and follow us on social media: Morley Digital Instagram and Morley Digital Facebook