Scotland’s oldest filmmaking organisation launches free course

Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE) have just launched a free filmmaking course, Your Take. Open to young people, families, and teachers throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, the new online course provides learning and support to make a short film at home.

It is hoped that the course will provide a creative outlet to young people and families during lockdown.

Laura Findlay (Project Coordinator at SEE) commented: “We want our course to be both fun and educational. It has been designed in such a way that it’s suitable for all types of learners. Young people may want to make films independently or with siblings or other family members. Parents may want to learn alongside too. We’ve also had interest from teachers who want to use Your Take virtually with their pupils.”

SEE has long been dedicated to making film accessible for all. With over forty years of experience in developing skills, knowledge and passion in filmmaking for young people, schools, adult learners, communities and independent filmmakers, through their education, production and training programmes.

There’s no experience level required to take part in Your Take and learners can make films on equipment they may have to hand at home, such as phones, iPads, or tablets. Once signed up to the course learners can choose to make a drama, documentary, or even animate their films, with support from SEE’s film tutors along the way.

Your Take is part of the Edinburgh City Film Education Programme, a partnership between SEE and other filmmaking and education organisations in Edinburgh, including Into Film Scotland, Centre for the Moving Image, and Arts and Creative Learning at City of Edinburgh Council, with support from Screen Scotland.

Head of Film Education at Screen Scotland, Scott Donaldson commented: "This is an exciting and illuminating initiative, which will help us learn how creative film education can be provided in a wholly online environment, and what is feasible in that context.  This will become increasingly important in future, especially during the ongoing restrictions on social contact, which are likely to continue for some time."

Find out more

Registration is open now. For details about the project brief, deadline and how to apply, please visit Screen Education Edinburgh’s website:

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