Film - Creating and Producing

Is it your dream to make movies? We will give you the tools you need to achieve your dream and together we will develop your skills as a storyteller. We offer top modern equipment, a new recording studio, a unique access to actors as well as an emphasis on practical training, rather than theoretical.
As an international education you will expand your international network through study trips abroad and thereby enhancing future work chances.

If you have a curious mind, like a challenge and would like to develop your passion for movies during two amazing years, Molkoms folkhögskolas film program is the place for you. Together we will create movie magic and make your dreams come true!

The program is a two-year, tertiary education open for international students and all teaching is conducted in the English language.

During your time here you will participate in the making of several movies, most of them in close cooperation with the schools acting program. Our main focus is content and storytelling which is the reason we spend a lot of time analyzing as well as giving and receiving feedback. You will also be given the opportunity to try many of the professions involved in the film making process and get basic knowledge of self-employment.

Contacts with the film industry

During training you will meet several guest lecturers who are professionally active in the industry and experts within certain areas, for example screenwriters, playwrights, actors and directors.

We also travel to fairs, film festivals and production units. For instance, we visit FEST New Directors New Films Festival in Portugal during year 1. In year 2 we make at study trip to the Mediterranean together with the Acting program from our school and the purpose is partly to make movies in a foreign environment and partly to become a certified diver and learn the basics of underwater photography. Costs for flights, accomodation and diving certificate are included in the Technique and Travel Fund.

You will also be offered to visit other film festivals and theater perfomances during your education, these are not mandatory and costs are not included in the Technique and Travel Fund.

Educational goals

Our goal is to offer our students an international platform. We create a multicultural arena for movie casts and crews. By developing your ability to tell a story through movies our aim is to make you stand out in the international labor market.

Teaching content

During the first year you will learn to explore and get to know different features in the process of making a movie. Two very important key elements are dramaturgy and how to write movie scripts.
During the second year our main focus is directing and photography. This will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the things you are most interested in, for instance directing, script writing, photography/lighting, editing, or producing.
Networking and cooperation at the school
During several projects we work together with Region Värmlands movie consultants. Most of the movies are created in close cooperation with the schools acting program. Together with our second-year actors we also make study trips to Greece and Italy.

Curriculum

Year 1 (41 weeks)
You will learn how to work with a manuscript, from preparations to the actual writing process and on to a filmable material. You will also learn how to plan and prepare a post-production. You will work with Sony FS7 and learn the basics in "staging & blocking". The courses will alternate between theory and practice.
• Digital video technology, filming and post-processing (editing, post-production)
• Visual storytelling and framing
• Lighting, audio recording, pre-processing
• Directing, communication and stress management
• Dramaturgy, analysis and basic scriptwriting
• Film history
• Production methods and marketing
• Production planning, budget and planning the filming process
• The methodology of the project
• Study trips

Year 2 (39 weeks)
During year two you will work in larger groups and be prepared to meet the industry requirements. Throughout this year you will work with Sony F55/FS7 (with PL-framing and 6 lenses), practical introduction to underwater- and aerial photography as well as VR (virtual reality) from a movie perspective. During the second year you will also participate in producing a web series. The courses will alternate between theory and practice.
• Digital video technology, filming and post-processing (editing, post-production)
• Visual storytelling and framing
• Lighting, audio recording, pre-processing
• Directing, communication and stress management
• Dramaturgy, analysis and basic scriptwriting
• Work experience
• Production methods and marketing
• Production planning, budget and planning the filming process
• The methodology of the project
• Steadicam with certification
• Study trips

Own equipment/borrow equipment

Molkoms folkhögskola provides all equipment for your movie productions and training.