Kings Education English Language Vacation Plus Film, Hollywood, California

Locations

The 4-week Vacation Plus Film course is ideal for students who want to combine their English language studies with an introduction to filmmaking and film theory for a short time period during the summer.

Kings Los Angeles is located just off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, the legendary heart of the movie industry. The stylish building has been recently fully refurbished and offers excellent facilities for learning and a great location for having fun in this amazing city.

Accommodation

In Los Angeles, you can choose to reside in a range of student residences close to the main teaching building, or to live with a family within easy reach of the campus.

English Plus Film students have access to the following at Kings Los Angeles:

Classroom equipped with an interactive projector or smart television for interactive learning experience and a Computer Lab supplied with 15 iMac desktop computers and iMac desktops with user-friendly script-writing program software installed. Production equipment including prosumer DSLR camera, sliders and dollies, lighting tools, microphones, tripods plus post-production: professional, up-to-date film editing software

General school facilities include well-equipped, spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards and a student common room with TV and video. A light and spacious reception area. A huge variety of local cafes and food outlets in the area and BBQ and outdoor dining areas in the school. Free wireless internet

Study at Kings Education English Language Vacation Plus Film

Students receive 20 lessons (15 hours) of English and filmmaking lessons per week. Topics vary each week, but students receive a brief overview of filmmaking, including pre-production, production, and post-production of a film scene, as well as an introduction to film theory and practice.

Course content includes:

  1. Contemporary Filmmaking: the history of Hollywood; the business of making films, from blockbusters to independent film
  2. Storytelling in Scenes: story structure, concept development, visual storytelling methods
  3. Acting Basics: techniques for role preparation, working within a frame, playing according to shot size 
  4. Production: filming techniques, cinematic framing, lighting and sound
  5. Post Production: video editing techniques and practice, types of software

Start dates: 26 June, 24 July, 21 August 2017, course length: 4 weeks. Class size range: 15

Tuition: 20 lessons (15 hours) per week

Entry requirements
English: Lower Intermediate (Kings Level 4)
Minimum age: 16

Tuition US$ 435 per week, excluding accommodation

What is included in the price?

  • 20 English language lessons per week, course materials plus a welcome Information Pack and an end-of-course certificate 
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre and film production equipment and Wifi in College
  • 2 free social activities per week

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