Pied_Piper
И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
I came across this online learning platform thanks to somebody's post (I guess that somebody is in my favourites here, but I cannot find this note with the link any more). It's a shame as I prefer to mention people whose ideas I used and use. As a matter, of fact this probably doesn't matter. Because you can easily google it like "Futurelearn.com".

Well, there are lots of different corses made by different universities or some other companies and institutions. Everyone is free to join any course. No payment unless you want to obtain a participation certificate. To do this you need pounds.

I've decided to try not only because I liked a couple of courses but also to master the language as all of them are in English. That's why I try to leave comments, express my opinion on that or this issue. I've been finishing my first week of the course called "Film Production". Recently, I really get interested in the topic, but at the moment I can't find any opportunity to study it offline. No money and time either. so I just thought that it might be a good idea to learn some things this way. Just to be aware of how this industry works in general.

Within the first week you get a brief outlook on the industry. There are articles and short videos with the information. The rest is up to you.

All is organized in a typical "american" way: you're welcome, share your thoughts, there are no loosers here... no demands... choose your pace. That's nice, but after years of typical russian education it's still a bit weird though I don't have any prejudices about "nice and easy and comfortable way of study".

The introductory course seems to be quite supeficial, but it gave me some food for thought. It really gives you time to get information step by step. Now I have an idea about main phases of film production, people who are responsible for each phase, in general. The most interesting task for me was to look through the closing credits searching for some unusual and/or unknown job positions. I'm still working out on my list. Also the students have to study the budgets of their favourite films and find out what budget type they are reffered to.

By the end of week a quizze awaits for me. Probably, I'll do it tomorrow. Look through the week information once again, brush up a couple of classifications, stages of productions, key "players" on the set.

We'll see what is coming next.

Not sure, whether it is useful to write such notes every week or not. In fact, mostly this is just a retell of what this course looks like. But I'd like to do it because in my opinion writing in English is always for good. And maybe, just MAYBE I'd have some thoughts to share. Why not, at last?

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