About Us
ELSTREE FILM SCHOOL is a film production training facility that recently relocated to a two-floor dedicated training centre and green screen facility in St Albans, Hertfordshire after enjoying many years based at Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood, England, home to many famous TV and Film Productions including Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Elstree Film School run a variety of film production and scriptwriting courses, as well as film lighting training, movie making courses and TV production training.

Full time, part time and weekend courses are available and our trainers are highly experienced in the UK Film & TV industries. Please browse our courses on the right and we look forward to welcoming you at Elstree Film School.
TV & Film Production Courses at Elstree Film School

Film Production Courses at Elstree Film StudiosWelcome to Elstree Film School, a training facility based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We teach a variety of Film, TV and new media related courses ranging from film-making, lighting, camera operation and video, to TV & Film scriptwriting, screenwriting, music and sound design courses.

What makes us different? In our busy age many of us do not have the time to attend long and drawn out training courses. That's why all of our courses are short, condensed and powerfully effective - designed to get you on track and with the minimum of fuss. All of our trainers have had decades of experience in the business.

Each of our courses are held in our dedicated training room seating a maximum of 6, and are tailor made in this way to give you the maximum amount of attention. Courses start at 10.00am and finish between 4.30pm and 5.00pm.

Industry Introduction Courses

  • Viral Video Training Course (1 day)

    Video marketing on websites such as YouTube, Yahoo! video or Google is all the rage. But how do viral videos actually work, and how can they be produced and marketed effectively and with some guarantee of success? This unique one day Viral Video training course guides you through all of the most important aspects of producing and marketing your very own viral videos.
  • The Film and TV Industry - An Introduction (1 Day)

    If you've ever thought about a career in film or television, then this course is for you!

Digital Video Camera Courses

  • Essential Digital Video Cameras (1 day)

    If you wish to get to grips with the latest digital video equipment then this course will provide you with all the information you need to get up to speed, gaining a solid foundation of practical knowledge. We will present an overview of the equipment currently available and show you the best ways of setting up your camera to get the shot you want - the way you want it to look.
  • The Art of Photography (1 day)

    Under the guidance of our professional photographer you will learn many of the photographic fundamentals including: determining exposure, controlling the colour cast, focal length, lens aperture and how best to frame your image in a variety of situations. At the conclusion of the course you will find yourself well on the way to creating superb photographs, quickly and confidently.

Video Editing Courses

  • An Introduction to Final Cut Pro (1 day)

    If you have never used Final Cut Pro before and are looking to gain an insight into this superb software, our one day course is ideal.
  • Essential Final Cut Pro Techniques (2 days)

    Learn the specific functionality that you require of this software to create polished and convincing film, video and movie clips.
  • The Complete Final Cut Pro Training Course (3 days)

    3 days of intensive learning on this superb package will give you a complete understanding of the power of this software, and how you can get the very best out of it for your film, TV and web related projects.
  • Final Cut Studio (2 days)

    A fantastic 2 day overview in how to utilise the power and versatility of Final Cut Studio, Apples premier video editing software.
  • DVD Studio Pro (1 day)

    Learn how to create professional DVDs using this powerful and versatile Apple software.
  • Essential Adobe Premiere Pro Techniques (1 day)

    Discover the quickest and most refined techniques for achieving what you want from this powerful and sophisticated software package.
  • The Magic of Adobe After Effects (1 day)

    Adobe After Effects is a unique software that allows you to create sophisticated special effects for film and TV productions. Learn how to master this innovative package in our intensive 1 day course.
  • The Art Of Podcasting (1 day)

    Our beginners guide to the art of Podcasting will have you on your way to producing fresh, interesting content: from the subject matter and how to make the most of it, to the recording, editing and mixing down of your polished professional Podcast.
  • Apple Motion (2 days)

    For those looking to gain a complete mastery of Apple's Motion software, this course comprehensively covers working with Motion's real-time design engine and interface.
  • The Animation Workshop (1 day)

    A unique and inspiring training course which skillfully blends Adobe Flash and After Effects together into an intensive animation workshop.

Green Screen Courses

Scriptwriting Courses

  • Film and TV Scriptwriting - An Introduction (2 days)

    If you've ever wanted to write screenplays that sizzle but don't know where to start, this course shows you the way.
  • Comedy Scriptwriting Course (1 day)

    This course provides everything the comedy writer needs to get started including an analysis of the contemporary comedy market, and the tools required to write sketches, create a sitcom, write a 'dramady' (comedy-drama), or a big screen film comedy.
5-15% discount if you book for more than one delegate!
Further discounts are available when booking multiple courses,
Please call our training secretary on 01727 827733.

Scheduled Courses for 2014
Course Date Days Total  
March 2014
Film and TV Scriptwriting Intro 13/3/14 2 375 COMPLETE
April 2014
Comedy Scriptwriting 4/4/14 1 195 COMPLETE
Film and TV Scriptwriting Intro 24/4/14 2 375

If you would like to be notified of future dates,
simply register at the bottom of any course page.

More Courses

In addition to the courses displayed here at The Elstree Film School, we also run two other websites offering their own specific courses. The courses listed below are our web design training courses which we run at 21st Century New Media Ltd operating out of St Albans, Hertfordshire.

New Courses
Web Site Design Courses / Web Development Courses
Web Site Programming Courses
Web Marketing Courses / Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Training Courses
Web Site Management Courses
Video Editing Courses
Graphic Design Courses / Print Courses

Our second dedicated training website is 21biz.co.uk, where we run a variety of marketing, business and Microsoft Office training courses, also operating out of St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Business Training Courses
Marketing Training Courses

21BIZ also offer an extensive selection of Microsoft Office training courses, (far too many to list here) including courses for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Outlook.