Leeds, United Kingdom

Introduction to Special Effects in Filmmaking

when 3 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Have you ever wondered how special effects are created and produced in films? This module provides an insight into special effects and the opportunity to develop practical filmmaking skills. You will learn how to set up a digital camera, as well as frame and compose shots. You will then learn how to record video shots against a green screen in a Television studio. With your recorded material you will be taught how to use professional special effects software to create some animated sequences using your photographs and video shots. As you progress through the module you will create a series of animations to produce a show reel of your own work. As well as developing your own skills you will have the opportunity to explore special effects used in films and TV shows such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and Doctor Who. The module will include a field trip to Manchester and the BBC Tour of MediaCityUK.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (3 - 31 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

John Edmonds

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.