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Make Your Own Short Film

Get creative for free

Wales Millennium Centre

22 – 23 August 2023




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Make Your Own Short Film

Get creative for free

22 – 23 August 2023

Wales Millennium Centre

This two-day course will teach you how to create a short film or video, from a basic story idea to a final edited movie.

Whether you’re a film enthusiast or a complete beginner, this course is designed to give you the support you need.

You’ll look at different kinds of film and how they tell their stories. You’ll learn about how to structure a story, organising your shoot, and working as a filmmaking team. You’ll practise setting up shots using different lenses, planning and filming sequences, and editing your shots together. You’ll also explore film sound, from using microphones to building a soundtrack from effects.

On Day 2 you’ll work together to create a short film based on your own ideas. You’ll create a script and storyboard, film your shots and edit them together. Then you’ll adjust the sound, add titles and credits, and export your finished film as a video file.

This course will be run by Tom Barrance who teaches people of all ages to make films. He’s run workshops and training for youth groups, schools, businesses, universities and charities. He runs the beginners’ filmmaking website and recently published the ebook Start Making Movies about how to make short films and videos.


Our courses are available to anyone aged 14-19 yrs from all backgrounds and are entry level, aimed at the curious, beginners, or for those looking to refresh their skills.

To secure your place on the course, please sign up. 


22–23 August from 10.30am–5pm each day.

If this course is sold out, please add your details to our waiting list and we'll be in touch if a place becomes available.


Creative Voice is a unique training programme offering young people the platform to explore their interests, express themselves, build creative confidence, and to share their narrative through practical learning.

This activity is funded by The Moondance Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust and The Mary Homfray Charitable Trust.

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Wales Millennium Centre