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.
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.
3 and 4 point lighting
High and Low Key Lighting
Lighting to create mood and effect
Lighting colour temperature
Foley Sound Recording
On location sound recording
Boom operation and recording dialogue
Professional Production Camera Skills
Manual camera settings
Sensor Types (full frame, 35mm, and APS-C)
Colour grading and LUTS
Visual Effects, Motion Tracking, Masking, Compositing
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
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
Hair/Make up Assistant
Art Department Runner
Art Department Assistant
Hair & Makeup Artist
Hair & Make up Designer
Sound & Lighting
HIT Room Assistant
Art Department Runner
Lighting Console Operator