BUDDING auteurs can try their hand at directing with a course being offered by a group of movie makers.

The Altrincham Movie Makers, founded in 1967, is running an 11-week course to teach beginners the basics of movie making.

Club chairman, Chris Slater, said: "The course is designed to encourage people with little understanding of film making to have a go.

“They will learn how to choose the right equipment and compose the shots.

"There is a science to it and we will explain this to them.

"The main point we try to get across is that every film, whether fiction or non-fiction, tells a story otherwise it becomes dull."

Mr Slater is an award-winning amateur and in 2014, the year he joined the club, received a trophy from the Institute of Amateur Cinematography.

Mr Slater wrote a comedy on the theme of "If" for their North v South competition.

He said: "I wrote a script in which a hen-pecked husband was told that unless he cleaned the garage his wife would chuck him out.”

This raised a lot of "ifs", such as "What if he hadn't married her?"

Mr Slater believes the comedy element which clinched the award was when the husband and his friends drank wine named Imbuvable Feu (undrinkable fire), riffing on the theme: IF.

The 11-week course begins on Wednesday, May 15.

It will run every Wednesday evening from 8pm at Timperley Temporary Library at Riddings Community Centre, 121 Park Road, Timperley.

The full course costs £65.

For more information call Mr Slater on 07932 640 020 or see the website altvideo.co.uk