Your Take is a free online filmmaking course suitable for young people (up to the age of 18) in Edinburgh and Lothians.  

No matter your level of experience, Your Take develops your filmmaking skills and helps you produce a short film using equipment you have at home, such as an iPad, phone, tablet, or any other device you have available to you. 

It’s free and easy to register and you will gain access to our secure, private portal which houses a number of different online resources, including learning materials and training videos covering all of the key aspects of filmmaking, such as storytelling, camera, film literacy, sound operation, and video editing. You will also benefit from support in live online classes run by our film delivery team.  

All completed films will be showcased at a celebratory online screening and will form part of our extensive film archive on the Screen Education Edinburgh website.   

Two short courses in animation and live action filmmaking are running this summer.

Courses run from Mon 13th of July for two weeks. Details of live session times are below but participants should be aware that there is an expectation that some coursework/filming will be completed outwith sessions in participants' own time. For more details and to register for a course please see below. 

 

Note: Primary-aged children should be accompanied by an adult during online sessions. 

For enquiries please contact Laura Findlay (Project Manager) at [email protected]

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Your Take: Live Action!

Your Take: Live action! is a  2 week online film course that will take passionate film enthusiasts (both Primary and Secondary level) through the process of developing, shooting, and editing their own 1 minute live action drama. During 6 sessions, learners will improve their skills in camera and sound operation, filming and editing through tutor-led support and guidance as well as practical filmmaking exercises. The sessions will also be packed with fun interactive games and quizzes as well as short film watching and group discussions.  

Those that take part must be available on the following date and times:  

Primary Course:

  • Week 1: Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th July at 10am-11.30am   
  • Week 2: Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd July at 10am-11.30am 

Secondary Course:

  • Week 1: Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th July at 6pm-7.30pm 
  • Week 2: Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd July at 6pm-7.30pm 

Filming to take place in your own time between 17th and 20th July.

 Before the project starts, each learner must be prepared with:  

  • A film idea for a live action fictional short film that will be suitable for a very short 1 minute scene/film  

Your Take: Animated!

Your Take: Animated! teaches you Stop Motion at Primary school level and Stop Motion or Hand Drawn Animation at Secondary School level.  You will learn how to create the illusion of movement, design your own characters, write for screen, create and record Foley sound and develop your editing skills. 

Over the course of two weeks, you will have access to 6 live and interactive online lessons with an industry professional as well as learning materials to help you complete your own animated film. 

Those that take part must be available on the following date and times: 

Primary Course:  

  • Week 1 Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Friday 17th July at 11am-12.30pm 
  • Week 2 Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd,Friday 24th July at 11am-12.30pm                         

Secondary Course:

  • Week 1 Tues 1.30-3.30pm, Wed and Fri 1.30-3pm 
  • Week 2 Mon, Wed, Fri 1.30-3pm 

 Before the project starts, each learner must be prepared with:  

  • A film idea for a live action fictional short film that will be suitable for a very short 1 minute scene/film  

For any enquiries about both courses please email Laura Findlay (Project Manager): [email protected] 

Your Take is delivered by Screen Education Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh City Film Education Programme, in partnership with Into Film, Centre for the Moving Image and Arts and Creative Learning at City of Edinburgh Council, with funding from Screen Scotland.