The Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate is designed to provide filmmakers with the ammunition to tackle their first short or feature film. Split over five weeks, this course equips attendees with the tools and skills to start making their film career, from Writing & Shooting Low-Budget Films to The role of the Director and How to Break in to the Film Industry.
This Certificate course is designed for beginner filmmakers interested in getting an insight and an understanding into the process of making a film. If you have a desire to make your first short or feature film, or to advance your filmmaking knowledge so you can start a career, this is the course for you.
Over the 5 weeks, the course will teach the following subjects:
How to get the most out of your script, locations and actors and how to make sure these elements will be in line with a low budget. You will develop the tools to turn your script into a unique and saleable story.
Making movies can be very expensive but debut films are usually made on miniscule budgets. A successful filmmaker can make the ordinary seem extraordinary and offer exceptional production values.
Actors, cinematographers and directors form one of the most exciting relationships on a movie set. New directors need to learn to communicate their vision to their cast and crew in order to get the best results on screen.
Computer and camera companies have developed a bewildering array of low cost editing and camera equipment. Learn how to choose the right equipment and maximise its potential for the edit of your movie.
If you really want to work in the film industry as a writer, director or producer, your chances of success will succeed if you make a plan of attack.
I loved hearing about simple techniques to make shoestring budget films look professional and the tutors humorous anecdotes of their own experiences starting out making films and breaking into the film industry. The practical exercises looked simple but were actually challenging and fun!
The teachers were passionate, knowledgeable and informative. I just sat their glued to what they were saying, soaking it all up. I learned alot, and the general vibe of the Raindance team – was cool, passionate and committed. The teachers, the course and the whole experience totally rocked!!!
Last night’s class with Elliot Grove was a really useful end to the filmmakers course. I feel like I learned a lot over the 5 weeks and really enjoyed all the sessions. Thanks for running such great, accessible courses!