Online education company Future Learn have made a free course available in Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web.
It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of digital recording and editing.
In the internet age, video and filmmaking are key skills to have. The online platforms of YouTube and Facebook mean that anybody can get their work published for free, and potentially placed in front of huge audiences.
The course tutors are Drs Michele Aaron and Richard Langley from the University of Birmingham.
As they explain in the introduction video, 300 hours of video are uploaded on to YouTube every second, and every day there are more than 4billion views of videos on Facebook alone.
The tutors point out that some of these videos are viewed and shared millions of times, and also, some of these videos aren’t. They then ask the question: “What makes a great digital film?”
The course will look into this further and offer key skills and advice on how to create a great video, and then market it effectively online.
The course runs for four weeks and participants are expected to commit around three hours a week to spend time on it.
If you would like to learn more about the course or to sign up then visit futurelearn.com.
The course is completely free and will begin on 30th May, but you can sign up after that date and catch up on the videos and tasks if need be.