Six-Month Experimental Filmmaking

Six-Month Experimental Filmmaking

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film School Berlin is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.

KEY FACTS

Whether they are aware of it or not, all filmmakers are using ideas and techniques that come from the avant-garde. (Justin Morrow)

  • This is an advanced six months full-time course.
  • It is designed for students with considerable previous experience in visual arts, film or media who are passionate about their vision, who are self-motivated, with an artistic mind, strong communication skills and who enjoy new challenges.
  • You will explore alternatives to traditional narrative forms, create a portfolio of practical work, including two core projects as well as participate in a project for Art In Public, and in a series of creative exercises.
  • Strengthen your artistic output and your creative horizons, gain a collaborative network and explore the migration of experimental techniques into commercial forms.

Why take the course?

This new and unique course will serve as a dynamic laboratory setting for creating new forms of experimental, documentary, video art, expanded cinema, narrative and installation work.

You will focus on exploring alternatives to mainstream cinema, aiming to expand your theoretical, critical, practical and creative horizons.

  • Hands-on practical experience. Gain training and production experience in producing, directing, camera operation, lighting, sound and editing
  • Artistic collaborations. Produce a project for Art In Public, explore the contemporary commercial landscape for creative arts including commissioning, financing, distribution and exhibition.
  • Professional feedback. Pitch your projects to industry professionals and receive feedback and guidance to further develop your projects


What you will study

  • You will learn the basic techniques of cinematography, editing and sound mixing.
  • You will expand your critical, theoretical, creative and practical horizon by engaging with a wide range of work and filmmaking modes covering many of the movements and trends from the early 20th Century to the contemporary media art scene.
  • You will strengthen your collaborative relationships and enter into conversation with other contemporary works.
  • Promoting the regional, national and international networks at least one of the projects will be a collaboration with an exterior partner, either through installation art, music videos or advertising.
  • Out of and in dialogue with the critical considerations throughout the course, you develop your final creative project.


Your Tutor

Niklas Goldbach lives and works in Berlin. After studying Sociology at Bielefeld University and “Photography and Video” at the Unversity of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, he was awarded with a “Meisterschüler” degree at the University of the Arts Berlin in 2005. In 2005 he received the Fulbright Grant New York and majored in the MFA program of Hunter College, New York City in 2006.

Niklas Goldbach received several sholarships and has presented his video installations and photographic works in numerous solo shows and group exhibitions in venues like the as the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Mori-Art Museum, Tokyo, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.bk., Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Cornerhouse, Manchester, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, Berlinische Galerie Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin and the Short Film Festival Oberhausen.


Dates & Prices

  • 09 October 2017 — 29 March 2018
  • 07 May 2018 — 26 October 2018
  • Price

    €8,000

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Six Month Experimental Filmmaking course is for students with a qualification in creative arts or previous experience in film or media. Please include information about your previous experience in Section 3 of your enrolment form.

    In order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.de

    Due to visa requirements, this course is only available to EU and Swiss nationals, including those from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

    Duration: Six-Months, Full-Time

  • Price

    €8,000

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Six Month Experimental Filmmaking course is for students with a qualification in creative arts or previous experience in film or media. Please include information about your previous experience in Section 3 of your enrolment form.

    In order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.de

    Due to visa requirements, this course is only available to EU and Swiss nationals, including those from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

    Duration: Six-Months, Full-Time

CAREERS

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR PRIORITY

From the very first day at Met Film School, we teach our students to network and pitch to the industry. Our team  helps our talented and bright graduates to secure creative jobs in leading companies across the globe.

Our graduates work in the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and as other screen professionals. These are just some of the companies they’ve gone on to work for: