Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes

Lights, Camera, Action! – a film-making programme for adults retraining in the media industry. New Dates now Open

Lights, Camera, Action! is a new programme designed by the Cornwall Film Festival to deliver ‘nibbles’ workshops across Cornwall in all aspects of film making funded by the European Social Fund. The Raising Aspirations programme will deliver a structured programme of workshops ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ in early 2015

Designed by The Cornwall Film Festival in conjunction with the academic staff from Cornwall, Truro and Penwith College, industry specialists and Falmouth University to enable participants to start developing the various higher level skills involved in film-making whilst gaining experience of learning on a local campus environment and gaining a greater understanding of the educational opportunities and pathways available in Cornwall.

Sessions will be delivered in Truro with linked industry experience from the Cornwall Film Festival network. The target group for ‘nibbles’ workshops is adults from across Cornwall. The content of the workshops will be deliberately organised to reflect the specialisms of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) partner institutions.

Participants will be given career guidance and support and will also be supported with any practical barriers to their participation, which may include travel costs, childcare or additional support with specific learning difficulties.

First Dates have been completed on Monday 2nd February, Wednesday 4th February, Friday 6th February at Truro college, College Road, Gloweth, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX.

NEW DATES Evening – Monday 2nd March 6-9pm

For anyone who missed the into. to DSLR’s and basic editing days come along for this quick jog through basic skills or brush up on your knowledge. (open to previous participants)
Come to room F201, production room in the FAL Building at 6-9pm. Truro College MAP LINK

Free screening on Cornwall Film Festival of Hinterland Wednesday 4th March start time 20.00 (meet at the cinema at 7.45pm) WTW PLAZA cinema Truro Address: The Plaza, 69 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN –  MAP link >

Hinterland is the debut feature film by Harry Macqueen nominated BEST UK FEATURE at RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 starring Harry Macqueen (‘Me and Orson Welles’) and acclaimed singer-songwriter Lori Campbell. Hinterland is a beautifully honest exploration of an old relationship re-kindled in a new context. An original and visually stunning British road-trip (partly filmed in Cornwall), after the screening there will be a Q & A with the Director. FILM DURATION: 1h 50min

See the trailer here >


Sound workshops  –  Monday 20th April & Wed 22nd April 10am – 3.30pm An introduction to –

(Room F201, production room in the Truro College FAL Building)

Sound Editing for Film

Sound editing is no simple task, and different sound elements in a film require different approaches to the job. At the taster days you will get first-hand experience taking on the various demands of the sound editor in this important area of post-production.

Sound Effects Editing (SFX)

SFX put the punch into any scene, whether it’s an F1 race or World War Three, on this planet or beyond. But just because anything is possible doesn’t mean that any old sound will work. In the production room using top of the line equipment and software you’ll learn how to select and edit the ideal effects to complete the picture.

SFX Recording

A Sound Editor relies on his or her own personal collection of sounds, but an original soundtrack often demands more: a true Sound Editor leaves the studio with a portable digital recorder to capture something new and unique for each project. You will get an introduction to how to use the tools of a sound designer to augment your sound collection in the field.


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Who can qualify?  NOW OPEN

Employed adults who are looking to change career or progress into a new job role or develop new skills. Male participants, Any adults who are at risk of redundancy. Adults who are workless or employed in a voluntary capacity.

Interested? Please fill in the form below