Raindance Summer Film School

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Raindance Summer Film School

July 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Want to make a film and don’t know where to start? The Summer Film School is a brand new intensive course hosted by the world famous Raindance Film Festival in the heart of London’s West End.

You’ll be taught by some of the industry’s top tutors how to write, produce and shoot your very own short film. This includes weekday workshops, studio tours, directing masterclasses and a two day intensive 360/VR filmmaking Masterclass where you will make two short VR films.

For consideration, APPLY HERE.

Call us on 0207 930 3412 and discuss how the Summer Film School can enhance your career.

How Summer Film School works

This course is limited to 20 students. You will be working in teams of five to write, direct and produce your own short film. Each day consists of morning lectures, networking lunches and afternoon workshop sessions, teaching you all the skills needed to become an independent filmmaker. Three evenings are devoted to practical classes on Budget and Scheduling, DSLR filmmaking and Special Effects.

You will also take a two-day Hands On Directing Masterclass with industry director, Patrick Tucker.

And you won’t be working the entire time! We include several excursion trips, including a tour of the HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR at London’s legendary Warner Bro’s Studio.

What you will learn

How to write, direct and produce an independent film using your available resources.

What you will need

We recommend students have the following devices/skills to get the most from our course:
  • Computer with editing software (Ideally Premiere)
  • Camera (iPhone / DSLR etc)
  • English Speaking

Who should attend Summer Film School

Anyone with the ambition of learning how to write, direct and produce a film, completed at industry standard.

Summer Film School Schedule

Sunday July 30th

Students arrive in London

Monday July 31st

10- Noon: Welcome, orientation and introduction to the Summer Film School
Noon  Networking lunch (provided)
14:00 Lecture: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking
16:00 First assignment – Location recce

Tuesday August 1st

14:00 Homework assignment review
15:00 Screenwriting
17:30 Supper
18:30 Budgeting and Scheduling Masterclass with Alec Christie
21:00 Close

Wednesday August 2nd


Thursday August 3rd

10:00 Scriptwriting Workshop: Creating your script
13:00 Networking lunch (provided)
14:00 Scriptwriting Workshop-  Building stories together
17:30 Supper (provided)
18:30 Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking
21:00 Close

Friday August 4th

Free day – optional London sightseeing

Saturday/Sunday August 5th & 6th

Hands on Directing for Film and TV with Patrick Tucker
Learn how actors act and directors direct with Patrick Tucker – one of Britain’s most experienced stage and screen directors.
* required reading: Secrets of Screen Acting

Monday August 7th

Free day – optional Day trip tour of London film locations (travel supplement)

Tuesday August 8th

10:00 Preproduction: Storyboards, Shot lists & Location management
13:00 Networking lunch (provided)
14:00 Tech Sandbox: Familiarize yourself with camera, lighting and sound
17:00 Networking drinks at BAFTA

Wednesday August 9th

The Shoot! experience your very first shoot
Each group of five will rotate through taking part in roles as Director, 1st AD, Cinematographer, Sound recordist and Camera assistant.
10:00 Brief
11:00 Shoot Begins
17:30 Close

Thursday August 10th

10:00 Editing Masterclass
13:00 Networking lunch (provided)
14:00 Editing Workshop: Begin to edit your film
17:30 Dinner (provided)
18:30 The Power of Special Effects: Learn how to create blood, guts and gore for the movies
21:00 Close

Friday August 11th

10:00 The Power of Sound and Sound Design Workshop
13:00 Networking lunch (provided)
14:00 Editing Workshop- complete your edit
17:30 Dinner (provided)
18:30 Screening of films
20:00 Networking drinks
21:00 Close

Saturday and Sunday August 12th and 13th

10:00 Hands on 360/VR Workshop – the only two day masterclass of it’s kind in Europe. Work with a professional VR team and create your own films – one on Saturday and another on Sunday.
17:00 Close followed by optional networking drinks at a local British pub – Raindance will buy the first round!

Monday August 14th

Call us on 0207 930 3412 and discuss how the Summer Film School can enhance your career.

For consideration, APPLY HERE.


July 30, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Raindance Film Centre
10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
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