+92 42 111-111-822

Short Film Production

Short Film


Title of Course:

Short Film Production


Kainat Thebo

Duration of Course:

8 Classes (2 classes per week)


10 AM to 1 PM- Tuesdays

Registration Fee:

No of Students:

Maximum 15



This course will give a good understanding of short film making process and use of film terminology. It will also focus on the function of individual crewmembers and the importance of good preparation for a shoot. Participants will learn how to make a short film from scratch with their available resources and will gain basic knowledge of cinematography, lighting, sound and editing. They will also develop their sense of analysing films.


  • Learn basic film terminology
  • Gain basic knowledge of cinematography, sound and editing.
  • Understand the cinematic language and filmmaking process: pre-production, production and post-production
  • Have a better knowledge of crew hierarchy and responsibilities.
  • Develop the aesthetic, conceptual, and technical skills needed to communicate their ideas through audio, video, and writing
  • Make 3-5min long short films individually and work on storyboard, script, shoot and edit


1- Introduction

  • Course Introduction
  • Review Syllabus & Requirements
  • Brief History of Film
  • Basic Film Terminology

2- Working on Ideas

  • Selecting ideas
  • Target audience
  • Film platforms
  • How to use moving image to tell your story.

3- Scriptwriting (Pre-production) 

  • Story-structure fundamentals
  • Writing Visually
  • Script elements and format
  • Shot Division
  • Storyboarding
  • Working with film crew
  • Budgeting & Scheduling

4- Cinematography & Lighting (Production)

  • Visual Storytelling
  • Basics of Camera
  • Framing and movement
  • Lighting

5- Sound (Production)

  • Identify microphone types and their practical usage.
  • Record Sound on Location or in the Studio.

6- Introduction to Editing (Post-production)

  • Introduction to Adobe Premiere
  • Learning how to edit a film together
  • Achieving temporal and spatial continuity

7- Music & Colour Correction (Post-production)

  • Music & sound effects
  • Colour correction- creating mode
  • Adding titles

8- Screenings

  • Presenting films
  • Discuss and Analyse

Special Information

Participants will practice on IAC’s equipment within the campus such as cameras, sound devices, editing machines, etc. IAC equipment will not be provided outside of campus activities. 

Assessment criteria

The course shall be evaluated as per the student’s ability to coherently present a portfolio consisting of the produced film and pre-production project file they have created during the course.