MetFilm School offers a concentrated 20-week Full-Time Certificate, offering students a head-start in the world of post production, covering skills including editing, audio mixing, VFX, and colour grading. With the support of tutors, former students have gone on to leading roles in post production; an industry sector crying out for new talent. The next course starts this April, and MetFilm School are currently accepting applications.

Earlier this month, the British Film Institute (BFI) revealed that £5.64 billion was spent on British Film and High-End TV Production in 2021. The challenge for the UK Film and HETV sector is not based on demand, but on the ability to fulfil it with inward investment for 2022 forecast to be much higher again. All industry estimates conclude that the sector needs at least another 30,000 skilled workers to satisfy this demand. There is a shortage of production talent with the required craft skills across all production disciplines.

This means that there has never been a better time to start your career within the screen industry, and MetFilm School is here to help you do just that.

Former MetFilm School students have gone on to work at the BBC, Disney, and Universal on projects including Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars, and Spectre. MetFilm School has a tried and tested course curriculum, including one-to-one tutoring that delivers the specific skills and knowledge the sector requires and a proven track record in supporting former students into new roles.

MetFilm School students learning from the best in a Masterclass with Bryan Cranston.

Understanding that not everyone has the time to complete a university degree (be it BA or MA), MetFilm School London offers both full-time and part-time Short Courses, including their Certificate courses, in a wide range of filmmaking disciplines. With the next cohort of the 20-week Certificate starting in April 2022, there’s plenty of time for you to join the course and learn from industry professionals how to turn your passion into a career.

The MetFilm School Certificate in Post Production
Whether you’re a total beginner, or you’ve already established your career in the industry, the MetFilm School Certificate in Post Production has something to offer you. Over 20-weeks of study, students will get the chance to work with a wide range of industry-standard post production applications, ranging from Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer (for short form and long form editing). After Effects for compositing and motion graphics. and Davinci Resolve for conforming, colour grading and finishing..
Taught through an enhanced system of in-person training, you will learn through 1:1 tutorials and practical group experiences. By the end of the course, you will have produced a final project combining the skills you have learnt with an understanding of how they apply to your future, external projects.

Study at Garden Studios
MetFilm School Certificates boast the unique advantage of being taught at Garden Studios, a state-of-the-art, innovative and sustainability-focused film and television studio that is helping to champion the latest production technologies, including one of the first and most evolved virtual production stages in the UK. Garden Studios is based just 4 miles from the London campus.


Virtual Production stage at Garden Studios!

Hear from former students
Still not sure if a Certificate at MetFilm School is for you? Here’s what Katherine Lee, a former Post Production student, had to say about the course…
‘The course suited me much better [than university] as it was full-time, so I was always busy – it prepared me well for working life. I was also attracted to this course as there were no exams or essays; it was 100% practical experience which, again, prepared me well for the world of work.

“During the course, we worked on many projects, including real-life productions, meaning we had hands-on experience with the kind of things we would be dealing with after the course. We worked on short films, branded content style projects, corporate work, commercials, and ads. We covered most aspects of post production including editing, audio mixing, visual fx, and colour grading, which I particularly enjoyed.
At the end of the course, I went straight into working on a project arranged by MetFilm School’s career support team!’

Students on the Certificate in Digital Animation & VFX course, hard at work.

If you’re looking to hone your skills beyond post production, MetFilm School London are also taking applications for their April 2022 Certificates in Digital Animation & VFX, Acting for Film, and Practical Filmmaking.
Learn more and apply today on the MetFilm School website.

Pippa Considine

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