Professional Learning Opportunities in Filmmaking (for council staff)

Screen Education Edinburgh will continue to deliver professional learning sessions and develop Practical Filmmaking Skills and Knowledge for use in the Classroom, which will run Friday afternoons from 1.30pm-3.30pm, St Thomas of Aquins High School, Chalmers Street, EH3 9ES.

These 4 sessions cover key aspects of film making to give teachers/ PSA’s/ workers in youth or community settings confidence and skills to enable them to teach film making effectively to any sector/ class / group.

  • Camera and Sound – 21 September – CF2049

Learn about the key technical craft roles in filmmaking from camera composition to recording professional sound, and how you can apply these techniques using the most basic equipment.

  • Storytelling – 28 September – CF2048

The session will look at effective ways of developing well structured and plot driven story ideas suited to the medium of short film.

  • Editing – 5 October – CF2050

Using professional software Avid Media Composer, you will be shown the basics of film editing and be given advice on cost effective editing softwares that will do the job.

  • Tour of SEE – 26 October – CF2208

See the facilities and learn more about what Screen Education do and how they support young people, from film projects to youth hub drop ins and film curation opportunities.

To apply, please log on to the council system (MyHR) and enter the code provided for the course(s) you would like to attend. Please note, this is for City of Edinburgh Council staff only. Those eligible and interested can sign up to one, several or all sessions as suits their needs and availability.

For any further enquiries, please contact Skills and Qualifications Officer and sessions tutor Sean Young at

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