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Home of Filmmaking Classes for Ages 5-18

Movie Making School For Kids West Barnes

If your child is a film buff, why not enrol them into the SPARKS moviemaking summer camp? They will have an amazing time learning about the different roles that are involved in putting a film together in our special filmmaking classes. What’s more, they will work with a group to create their very own movie from start to finish, taking on all the different aspects from set and costume design to scriptwriting; technical production to acting in front of the camera. Bring their dreams to life this summer near West Barnes at our exciting, fabulous filmmaking summer camp. Your child will remember their first foray into the world of moviemaking magic for a long time to come

Sign your child up to our SPARKS filmmaking classes summer camp near West Barnes let them see their name in the lights.

Find Sparks Moviemaking School Near West Barnes.

See What’s On, find available filmmaking classes and camps, register online:

Courses Available

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Weekly Filmmaking Classes

Film classes start back from 24 April 2021.

Learn all about filmmaking. Develop imagination, creativity and skills.

Learn about every aspect of film production as you work on your own productions. Develop skills as directors, camera crew, production crew, actors, editors and more.

Summer Shoots 2021

Discover Summer Shoots: Movie Making Camps for Ages 5-18.

Make your own movie production.

Register now for Summer 2021.

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“The perfect place for any young person with the first spark of a love for film,
a fully-fledged passion, or who just wants to express themselves creatively.
My son has relished every second he’s been going, and while it’s embarrassing
to be jealous of your own child, on this occasion I have to admit that I am.”

Danny Leigh, parent and film critic
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“The perfect place for any young person with the first spark of a love for film,
a fully-fledged passion, or who just wants to express themselves creatively.
My son has relished every second he’s been going, and while it’s embarrassing
to be jealous of your own child, on this occasion I have to admit that I am.”

Danny Leigh, parent and film critic
Slide

“The perfect place for any young person with the first spark of a love for film,
a fully-fledged passion, or who just wants to express themselves creatively.
My son has relished every second he’s been going, and while it’s embarrassing
to be jealous of your own child, on this occasion I have to admit that I am.”

Danny Leigh, parent and film critic
Slide

“The perfect place for any young person with the first spark of a love for film,
a fully-fledged passion, or who just wants to express themselves creatively.
My son has relished every second he’s been going, and while it’s embarrassing
to be jealous of your own child, on this occasion I have to admit that I am.”

Danny Leigh, parent and film critic

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Sparks Film & Media Arts?

Sparks is the UK’s leading provider of film and media classes for children and teenagers. Sparks film schools offer classes and holiday camps in filmmaking for ages 5-18.

2. How many locations SPARKS school have?

We have 15 film schools in the UK, with plans to launch more in 2021.

Our film schools are located in:

Bournemouth

London (Balham, Chiswick, Dulwich, Enfield, Hampstead, Highgate, Islington, Walthamstow, Wimbledon)

Olney, Buckinghamshire

Surrey (Dorking and Weybridge)

Tameside, Greater Manchester

3. What kind of courses SPARKS offer?

Sparks offers practical filmmaking courses for ages 5-18. Young filmmakers enrolled in our courses learn all about the different aspects of filmmaking. These include screenwriting, directing, camera operation and photography, acting for camera, video editing, production design, production crew, craft disciplines, sound and lighting.

We’ll shortly be introducing animation courses too.

4. Who can attend your courses?

Our filmmaking courses are open to children and teenagers, ages 5-18. No prior experience is necessary, we welcome children of all abilities.

Our courses are all mainstream inclusive. We’re happy to welcome children with additional needs, but we ask that you contact us to advise of accessibility strategies or needs, so that we can support as best as possible.

5. How much are these courses?

Our fees vary depending on the course and location, but typically range between £9-£16 per hour.

We can arrange payment of fees in instalments. We also accept childcare vouchers.

6. Do you have online courses available?

Yes, we offer online courses throughout the year and regularly update our online courses offer.

7. What would my child learn through these courses?

Children taking part in our courses learn a wide variety of skills. They learn about every aspect of film production and develop lots of creative and technical skills through practical, hands on activities.

They also develop transferable skills in digital literacy and project-based learning, as well as building up soft skills including team work, communication and problem solving.

8. When is the next course available?

Our weekly filmmaking classes run during term time throughout the year. We welcome new joiners at any time.

We also offer movie making holiday camps in most school holidays.

9. Do you offer a free trial?

Yes, we offer free trial classes, where you can take part before deciding whether to commit to a whole term.

If we don’t have availability for trials, we also offer a money-back guarantee period if you decide it isn’t for you.

10. Do you offer franchise opportunities?

Yes, we have franchise opportunities available in the UK. We support motivated, creative people who are passionate about film to teach Sparks classes locally.

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