Make your own Short Film – 4 weeks starts 25th February


Starts Thursday 25th February for 4 weeks

10.30am-12.45pm plus a one-to-one remote support session


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Create high-quality short films on your mobile device

  • A series of four two-hour Zoom workshops giving you an introduction to the filmmaking process.
  • Plus an additional 40-minute one-to-one remote support session for each participant.


25th February*- Shaping ideas to engage people

4th March* – Pictures

11th March* – Sound

18th March* – Editing pictures and sound

*Group Workshop sessions via Zoom (10:30-12:45)

Remote one-to-one support sessions will take place on the 19th, 22nd, 23rd or 24th March 2021 via Zoom.

Max 10 participants

Fee: £49.00

Please note:

You will need a smart phone or tablet to take part in this workshop programme.

All short films will need to be completed and made available to Qube by 12th April 2021

Tutors: Nick (she/her) and Mike (he/him) are award-winning filmmakers. Their work has screened at international festivals and been broadcast on TV.

They’ve delivered diverse commissions for local and national charities, museums, and arts, community, and heritage organisations, to help raise awareness and promote inspiring projects. They deliver workshops and projects on every aspect of the filmmaking process, from introductory to advanced, and offer bespoke training and support to individuals and organisations.

Create high-quality short films on your mobile device

These sessions aim to build your skills and confidence in using mobile devices and simple editing apps to create engaging, high-quality, short video content for your website and social media.

(25th February*) – Shaping ideas to engage people
Develop your ideas to plan engaging content for a specific audience. We’ll consider what the ‘story’ is, and how you might tell it to your audience in an appropriate way.

We’ll look at how this will inform the visuals and sound you plan, whether you’re promoting your work, creating a video for an online workshop, or taking people on a virtual tour.

We’ll start to look at capturing video and sound on mobile devices, and outline some key features and ways of working to help capture the best content with your device, looking ahead to the edit.

(4th March*) – Pictures
How might you use images to communicate with your audience?

We’ll explore how to capture high-quality video with a smart phone or tablet. We’ll think about visual storytelling, and how to create an engaging experience by planning and capturing appropriate shots and angles ready for the edit. We’ll look at composition, using available lighting, and the impact of different angles and types of shot.

(11th March*) – Sound
How might you use sound, with images, to engage your audience?

We’ll explore how to capture the best quality sound with a smart phone or tablet. We’ll look at ways to improve the sound you can capture in different situations and locations, and the benefits and limitations of low-cost microphones. We’ll think about sync sound, voiceover, wild track, and music, and what you’ll need to plan for your edit.

(18th March*) – Editing pictures and sound
Creating simple short films using free or low-cost editing packages.

We’ll look at the principles and practicalities of editing. We’ll talk about how to make the most of your visuals and audio and how to put them together to tell the story, or create the experience, that you’ve planned.

We’ll consider the files you’ll need to create to put your work on different platforms.


These workshops are supported by The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.

After booking please email by 18th February 2021 with your answers to the following questions.

Booking Questions

Please answer the following questions when booking this workshop.

  1. Please describe the work you do:
  2. Please tell us a bit about your filmmaking experience so far:
  3. What equipment / editing app do you have?
  • Smart phone (make and model)
  • Tablet (make and model)
  • Desktop / laptop (make and model)
  • Microphone (what type?)
  • Earphones with attached microphone
  • Tripod
  • Case or holder to help position your mobile device
  • Light(s)
  • Other useful kit
  1. What are you hoping to learn from the workshops?
  2. Please confirm your availability for your 40 minute one-to-one support session (please let us know when you are NOT available)

Friday 19th March  – 2.30pm
Friday 19th March  – 3.45pm
Friday 19th March  – 5.00pm
Monday 22nd March  – 9.30am
Monday 22nd March – 10.45pm
Monday 22nd March – 12 noon
Tuesday 23rd March – 2.30pm
Tuesday 23rd March – 3.45pm
Tuesday 23rd March – 5pm
Wednesday 24th March – 9.30am
Wednesday 24th March – 10.45pm
Wednesday 24th March – 12 noon

All participants will receive one 40 minute one-to-one support session with the workshop tutors on the 19th, 22nd, 23rd or 24th March 2021 via Zoom.

Accessibility: We want to make these sessions as inclusive and accessible as we can. Is there anything we need to know to help with this?

If so, it would be really useful if we can have a chat before the sessions. Please let us know the best way to get in touch.

  • Phone:
  • Email:

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