Saturday Film School

Saturday Film School

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About the Course

Next date: Saturday 20th January, 10am – 5pm
Duration:
 One day 10am – 5pm
Address: King’s College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (nr Waterloo Bridge)

The information-packed Saturday Film School will give you the tools you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director, producer or filmmaker. Divided into 4 parts, this course starts at the very beginning with Writing the Screenplay before explaining the processes, tools and jobs of actually Making the Movie for whatever budget you can achieve.

After lunch, veteran screen and stage director Patrick Tucker takes the stage to ask So You Want To Direct? His entertaining and revealing session will uncover some of the secrets behind framing and directing actors, followed by Raindance founder Elliot Grove explaining how to Break Into the Film Industry, touching on CVs, pitching, negotiating and personal branding.

Who is it for?

The Saturday Film School is the ideal class for anyone wanting to get to know the film industry, whether they have previous experience or not. Taken by thousands of students around the world, it’s Europe’s most popular filmmaking class. At our classes we regularly see:

  • Passionate young newcomers looking to break into the film industry
  • Interested fans coming to see what it’s all about
  • Independent filmmakers seeking inspiration and clarification
  • Film Industry professionals looking for a new direction
  • Other industry professionals hoping for a new career!
  • This event is aimed at adult audience. Under 16s must be accompanied by paying adults

What will I get?

Every attendant is provided with a 16-page handout containing filmmaking tips, tricks, resources and more. The day after each participant will receive a followup email with additional links to valuable information about movies and filmmaking.

10:00 – 11:30am Writing The Screenplay with Elliot Grove

Have you ever had an idea for a movie?
Let Elliot Grove help you get that idea onto the page by explaining to you the basic principles of writing screenplays, and demonstrating the powerful storytelling tools used by the professionals.

  • Finding an idea
  • Creating memorable characters
  • Playing with story structure
  • Copyright and legal basics
  • How movies are bought and sold

11:45 – 1:00pm Making the movie with Elliot Grove

Making movies is not complicated. It is hard work.

We tell you how movies are produced and will give dozens of shooting tips that will save you money and make it easier to get your movie made.

  • Creating a budget
  • Choosing a camera
  • Shooting on locations
  • Securing permissions for shooting in public
  • Guerilla filmmaking

1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00 – 3:45pm So you want to direct? with Patrick Tucker

Why is it that everyone want to direct, but no one ever takes the time to learn how?
Our tutor Patrick Tucker is a veteran of the British film industry and will outline the principle basics of directing, and how to get the actors and crew to do what you want.

  • Basics of film directing
  • Crossing the line
  • Camera placement and why it is important
  • Communicating with your cast and crew

4:00 – 5:00pm Breaking Into the film industry with Elliot Grove

If you would like paid work in the film industry, this is the session for you. Elliot’s back and teaches how to prepare yourself for work as a writer, producer, director, technician, editor or art director.

  • Showreels and CVs explained
  • Choosing your field
  • Marketing and promoting yourself
  • Negotiating pay and what you can expect to earn

Additional information

Date

Saturday 20th January 2018, 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday 7th April 2018, 10:00 – 17:00

Location

London

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