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Diploma in Basic Film Production

Successful graduates of this course are eligible for CEF reimbursement of 80% of tuition fee subject to a maximum of HK$10,000.

ents must meet the attendance rate of 80% or above and satisfy the academic requirements prescribed by the faculty in order to be awarded the Diploma of Graduation.


The course is designed for those who aim to work in the film and TV industries as assistants or technical personnel. It covers basic skills & techniques in all aspects of filmmaking from Storyboard to Post-production, including Shots Breakdown, Camera Movements, Lighting for Studio & Location, Operation of ARRIFLEX 35mm, BETACAM, HDV & HD Camers etc.


Course Curriculum:

1. Narrative Structure of Storytelling

2. Artistic Thinking Methods of a Director.

3. Shots Breakdown and Storyboarding.

4. Actualization: From Script to Shooting.

5. Mood Creation and Rhythm.

6. Camera Movements and Composition of Shots

7. Filmic Time and Reality Time.

8. Lighting Set-ups: Studio and Location.

9. Color and Contrast in Lighting.

10. Montage Theory.

11. Aesthetics of Long-Take and Deep Focus.

12. Creative use of Audio: Relationship between Visual and Audio.

13. Mise-en-scene and Film Styles.

14. Film Appreciation and Criticism: Semiotics, Structuralism and Psychoanalysis.

15. Production Planning and Budgeting.

Date : 2015-10-6 ~ 2016-1-12

Time:Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm


Tuition Fee:

Local Students: HK$5,980

International students: US$3,000


Application Fee:

Local Students: HK$300

International students: US$200






Phone: 3901-3920

Fax: 3548-7754




Mailing Address: 

Hong Kong Film Academy

P. O. Box 120, Shatin Central Post Office, Hong Kong






Application Form (Local Students)

Application Form (International Students)


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