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6 Essential Techniques to Succeed with Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary Filmmaking Techniques Title | 6 Essential Techniques to Succeed with Documentary Filmmaking

What is documentary filmmaking? Documentary filmmaking is a style of non-fiction filmmaking that shows or explores real life events or factual stories taking place. Documentaries can take on different styles and use different techniques to achieve their purpose. For instance, some documentaries might seek to be entertaining, some informative, some educational and some persuasive. Some … Read more

Sparks Film of the Month: Discover the Winner, February 2023

Film of the Month | Sparks Film School

Announcing February 2023’s Film of the Month Award! The Sparks Film of the Month Award celebrates a film production from one of our talented, imaginative and dedicated film crews. The Film of the Month Award shines a spotlight on a student production made by Sparks Film School students and celebrates all its strengths. We look … Read more

Power Shots: 8 Tips for Powerful Cinematic Storytelling on Screen

Shoot Power Shots with Mise-en-Scene for Cinematic Storytelling

As filmmakers, we are always aiming to create impactful, powerful cinematic storytelling on screen. It’s at the very heart of every filmmaker’s ambition. Having strong mise-en-scène within a film is one of the most helpful tools available to strengthen on-screen storytelling and turn your shots into powerful storytelling moments. What is Mise-en-Scène? If you haven’t … Read more

Soft Skills Development: How Filmmaking Develops 6 Important Soft Skills at Sparks Film School

A group of young filmmakers gather around a DSLR camera on a tripod. One of them waves, they are are all smiling at the camera taking this photograph | Sparks Film School | Filmmaking Classes for Soft Skills Development

We know how important it is for children and young people to develop soft skills.  Soft skills development offers so much for the future, not just for children or teenagers, but for all of us at any stage of life. Wherever we are – whether we’re learning how to make new friends, thinking about our … Read more

How We Use Project Based Learning: 5 Ways We Empower, Inspire and Build Valuable Lifelong Skills

A notebook page reads Project Based Learning with a doodle of some cogs and a mortarboard hat. Some pens rest at the edges of the notebook | Sparks Film School | Project Based Learning

In all Sparks Film School programmes, Project Based Learning is one of the fundamental parts of our approach to inspire learning, empower young filmmakers and encourage valuable, lifelong skills.  We believe that everyone learns at their best when they are having fun, immersed, involved and able to take both ownership and responsibility. Project Based Learning … Read more

5 Top Animation Styles to Master

2D Drawn Animation - a hand holding a pencil can be seen drawing figures onto a white sheet of paper | Sparks Film School | Animation Classes | Animation Styles

As we introduce Animation Classes to the Sparks Film School offering, we’re starting with a look at the 5 main animation styles. In our animation classes we’re going to cover all five animation styles.  What is Animation? Animation is the process of “bringing to life” a sequence of still images by way of illusion. Subjects … Read more

Sparks Film of the Month: Discover the Winner for January 2023

Film of the Month | Sparks Film School

Welcome to our Film of the Month! Our Film of the Month Award celebrates a film production from our talented, imaginative and dedicated film students. It shines a spotlight on a student production made by Sparks Film School students and celebrates all its strengths. We look at its impact on screen and all its little … Read more

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