Film & Television

at The Bottle Yard Studios

This Level 3 Extended Diploma is centred around delivering real life projects, in real working environments and often for commercial clients. On this course you’ll develop your skills across a number of disciplines including film-making, TV production, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, post production, special effects, visual effects, sound recording and sound design.

The course is built around projects which are designed to reflect working in the professional work place. Often you’ll be working with real clients on real commercial projects.

With the largest green screen in the country outside London, complete production villages and studio spaces of up to 18,000 square feet, The Bottle Yard Studios is the largest TV and Film facility in the West of England. It’s been home to a wide range of programmes and films, including Poldark, Broadchurch, Sherlock, Trollied, Wolfhall, The Crystal Maze and many more. On the course you’ll take part in creative projects designed to take advantage of this exciting location. You can also earn unique extra opportunities such as work placements, behind the scenes tours and insights, use of facilities and runner positions.

If you want a career in TV & Film Production this is the place to be.

You’ll be immersed in a creative professional environment, working in a living, breathing, Film & TV Studio with exceptional facilities and networks that can give you the competitive edge in the future.

Key Info

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Recent Projects.

boomsatsuma courses hold immersion and opportunity at their core. The Film & Televsion Extended Diploma changes its projects and students' outcomes year on year, by making new connections with specialists and building industry-facing projects. This allows students to not only gain a valuable qualification, but, at the same time, develop a realistic and well-informed portfolio of experience at the earliest stages of their career.

NASA Documentary with RPS

Students collaborated with Royal Photographic Society and AgeUK to produce a film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. The team worked to build rapport with several subjects that still had a connection to the event - and captured those precious memories on film. The film was screened alongside 'Space Dust' at RPS' new headquarters in Bristol. Credit: 'boom/RPS Screening' poster by Alex

Visual and Special Effects

Student were briefed to explore various Special Effects and Visual Effects techniques from industry ranging from prosthetics, makeup, and prop-making. The project began with a trip to the national Prosthetics Event to meet filmmakers from around the world. To put these new skills into practice, students then wrote and directed their own horror short film to incorporate their favourite techniques.

Marketing and Distribution

Most creative outcome projects on the course have been topped off with exploration of how filmmakers' both market and distribute their content once its complete. Students explore distribution channels, festival circuits and their target audience to develop understanding of reach. Credit: 'Black Thread' poster by Frankie.

Course Structure.


Lighting

  • 3 and 4 point lighting

  • High and Low Key Lighting

  • Lighting to create mood and effect

  • Lighting colour temperature


Sound

  • Foley Sound Recording

  • On location sound recording

  • Boom operation and recording dialogue

  • Microphone Selection


Camera

  • Professional Production Camera Skills

  • Manual camera settings

  • Sensor Types (full frame, 35mm, and APS-C)

  • Dynamic Range

  • White Balance

  • Cine Lenses


Software

  • Premiere Pro

  • After Effects

  • Photoshop


Production

  • Colour grading and LUTS

  • Recording Formats

  • Visual Effects, Motion Tracking, Masking, Compositing

  • Titles/Screen Design

  • Video and Audio Transitions

  • Interview setups and techniques

  • Cinematography -framing, camera angles and movements

  • Rigging and Follow Focus

  • Scriptwriting, adaptation, formatting, creating character and building narrative


Extras

  • 2 minutes showreel

  • Professional standards on set

  • Experience in multiple crew roles

  • Understanding and Meeting Competition and Festival Guidelines

  • Directing Actors and Crew


Art & Design

  • Runner

  • Costume/Stylist Assistant

  • Hair/Make up Assistant

  • Art Department Runner

  • Costume Supervisor

  • Art Department Assistant

  • Hair & Makeup Artist

  • Art Director

  • Production Buyer

  • Production Designer

  • Prop Designer

  • Set Designer

  • Hair & Make up Designer

  • Costume Designer/Stylist


Sound & Lighting

  • HIT Room Assistant

  • Art Department Runner

  • Studio Runner

  • Sound Assistant

  • Spark Electrician

  • Lighting Console Operator

  • Grams Operator

  • Lighting Designer

  • Senior Electrician

  • Lighting Director

  • Sound Designer

  • Sound Recordist

  • Sound Supervisor

Student Spotlight.

Scott

"When making film, I love to create something that has a story. I think it’s great to see the audience completely engage in what you have made, rather than just having nice looking shots."

Alex

"My time at boomsatsuma has allowed me to not only develop my creative skills and vision, but also helped me to grow as a person. I have taken part in projects and client work that have allowed me to build up a detailed and varied creative portfolio."

Career Progression.


Art & Design

  • Runner

  • Costume/Stylist Assistant

  • Hair/Make up Assistant

  • Art Department Runner

  • Costume Supervisor

  • Art Department Assistant

  • Hair & Makeup Artist

  • Art Director

  • Production Buyer

  • Production Designer

  • Prop Designer

  • Set Designer

  • Hair & Make up Designer

  • Costume Designer/Stylist


Sound & Lighting

  • HIT Room Assistant

  • Art Department Runner

  • Studio Runner

  • Sound Assistant

  • Spark Electrician

  • Lighting Console Operator

  • Grams Operator

  • Lighting Designer

  • Senior Electrician

  • Lighting Director

  • Sound Designer

  • Sound Recordist

  • Sound Supervisor


Camera

  • HIT Room Assistant

  • Art Department Runner

  • Studio Runner

  • Data Wrangler

  • Digital Imaging Technician

  • Camera Assistant

  • Jib Operator

  • Grip

  • Teleprompter

  • Camera Operator

  • Director of Photography

  • Camera Supervisor

  • Camera Operator

  • Lighting Camera Operator


Management & Production

  • Runner

  • Logger

  • Personal Assistant

  • Talent Researcher

  • Development Researcher

  • Assistant Producer

  • Assistant Stage Manager

  • Script Supervisor

  • Floor Manager

  • Talent Manager

  • Production Manager

  • Director

  • Producer

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Key Details.

Application Process

Level 3 Extended Diploma worth up to up to 168 Points - equivalent to 3 A* A Levels. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an overall Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass grade.

Typical Offer

You will need to be on track to get at least five GCSE grades 4 - 9 including Maths and English or BTEC Level 2 Diplomas (at merit or distinction). In exceptional cases we can take students who don’t have GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 or above and we can provide tuition in those qualifications alongside the course.

Qualification

Submit your application online via our website. All candidates are interviewed and selected primarily on their creative ability. Though experience of creative and media subjects are advantageous, we are more interested in energy and commitment, and welcome your application even if you have had little or no experience.

Course Costs

The course is funded for students ages 16-18 at the start of their course, however we ask for a £150 Studio Fee to cover enrichment costs. Students will be eligible to apply for a discretionary bursary to cover this and to assist with travel costs. Students will be expected to contribute to the cost of trips.

Course Duration

Two years, 15 hours a week + studio da

Location Address

Whitchurch Ln, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0BH, UK

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