Learn how to turn your collections of film clips from mobile phones, GoPros or DSLR cameras, including timelapse photography into a short film that friends will actually want to watch! Join us to turn your film footage into something you can actually share, whether online on YouTube, Vimeo or on your own website. You will see how your movie begins to shape as you give it form through the editing process and build your clips into a tangible storyline.

Everyone has shot video these days, even if it’s just on your phone. Get creative and learn to create slick and fun transitions between clips, add effects and lots more. By adding titles, sound or music you will learn to add the finishing touches.

With clear step-by-step guidance in a fun and friendly environment, the process from raw footage to completed film (as much as time allows and depending on how ambitious you are!) will have you up and running for producing some exciting new projects.

We also look at the Mac set up and organisation and navigation around files within the Finder environment, setting up of Libaries on external harddrives to save you space and keep your work safe, as well as invaluable shortcuts to add speed to your process.
Course requirements and suggestions:

To ensure that your course is as educational and runs as efficiently as possible, we request if you are bringing your own laptop that you have footage either on an external harddrive, USB stick, etc. to import in the first session (e.g. .mov, .mp4, files, etc.).
Due to the varying transfer speeds of different cameras and cables (USB 2 or USB 3, Firewire 400, Firewire 800, thunderbolt, etc.) this can be extremely time consuming and we strongly recommend you do this before the course. Please contact us if you need guidance before attending.
Be as selective with your footage as possible. You will only need to select about 10 minutes of footage for use in this course.

Software version: iMovie 10.0 and their associated versions, e.g. 10.1.6. Please let us know what version of iMovie you are on and what Mac Operating System you have.

Level: Beginner – Beginner Plus

Location: at our Covent Garden location.

Max. class size: 5


Thursdays, 7-9pm (4 evenings) £235
21, 28 Sept, 5, 12 Oct


23, 30 Nov, 7, 14 Dec


(See Premiere Pro film editing course: 19, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov)

For custom-built training at dates and times to suit you, whether for groups or individual training, at work or for private use, please contact us.

Please contact us to discuss any particulars about your footage, software, etc. 0203 002 4991   info@themangolab.co.uk