Short courses

Call for participants
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Stepping Stone Course Call: FREE Film Course

Are you interested in the dynamic fields of documentary film, youth media and community engagement?
Are you a postgraduate student in film, television, media, journalism, communications or a related field?
Are you an industry professional that would like to facilitate and teach others about filmmaking?
Do you want to practice engaged scholarship that directly benefits the communities you work in through the production of original stories and media products?
Then you should apply for the five-week long Stepping Stone single camera short documentary course hosted by the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. This is a wonderful way to add a quality film to your portfolio and learn about all aspects of production.
Only a limited number of applicants can be accepted, so hurry up and get your application in!

As a participant, you will learn about:

  • conceptualizing stories and writing treatments for documentaries
  • writing a script and doing a paper edit for a 5-minute promotional documentary
  • various production roles, including directing, producing, camerawork and editing
  • how to pitch ideas to and take briefs from clients
  • how to draw up and manage production budgets
  • how to structure engaging non-fiction films

What you’ll gain:

  • a 5 minute film for your show reel
  • a certificate of attendance
  • a variety of filmmaking skills (pre-production, production and post-production)
  • confidence working with camera and editing equipment
  • experience working as part of a production crew
  • experience controlling projects from concept to delivery
  • experience liaising with clients

Dates: 30 October 2017 – 1 December 2017 (Monday – Friday)

Before applying, make sure that you are available from 9h00 – 17h00 for the duration of the course.  
Cost:  FREE
Applications: Complete and sign the official application form.
Email to / Fax to: + 27 21 650 4746 or deliver to UCT TV Studio, Baxter Theatre Centre, Corner Main rd x Burg rd, Rondebosch.
Application Deadline: 13:00 on Friday, 29 September 2017
Stepping Stone Community Engagement Video Training Course
Tel: + 27 21 650 3985
Fax: + 27 21 650 4746