You never stop learning and education is essential in improving your filmmaking ability. This is a unique chance to work with experienced professionals in the industry, to meet & work with like-minded, similarly experienced people as yourself in 3 days of practical filmmaking learning in a fantastic country house location just outside of London.
Workshop will take place from 26th – 29th October 2016 at Wotton House, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6HS.
About the Masterclass Workshop
Your life is photography. You live through the images you take. Increasingly, you have been contemplating adding video to your portfolio, but you feel you are lacking some knowledge that is specific to filmmaking and video.
Look no further. This workshop is for you!
Film Making Masterclass is a three-day intensive workshop specifically about producing corporate films for clients. It is geared towards attendees who are coming from a photographic background looking to take their current skills and apply them to making videos for the corporate sector and beyond We will be in a beautiful country house/ hotel with extensive grounds near Dorking just outside London.
Whilst the course could be attended by current filmmakers the emphasis in the tuition will be on those areas that photographers transitioning to video making need to focus on the most. Storytelling, sequences, audio and editing.
What you’ll learn and cover on Day 1:
THE BRIEF & PREPARING FOR THE SHOOT
- Pitching and budgeting jobs
- Hands-on experience on how to pitch and then budget for a shoot. What are good tips of differentiating your offer from your competitors? We will discuss accountability and transparency, as well as how to ensure that you get the job!
- Dealing with clients: So you got that job that you pitched for – now some hands-on tips on dealing with clients during pre-production, during shoots and post-production. How to keep your clients happy while not giving up your ideals and your creative vision. How to manage expectations and keeping them off your back particularly during shoots. We will also cover how to deal proactively with client expectations.
- A different kind of corporate film: Finally we will cover how to retain creativity in a field crowded with mediocrity. Some real world examples of corporate films that are less than usual, but more effective than others in gaining the audience’s attention.
Full detailed information can be found here
Afternoon (Day 1):
- The importance of telling a story through a sequence. Whilst much photography tells a lot of the story through one image in video you need many shots to fill time but each shot much count. In this session you will see a sequence being filmed lived with explanations as to the decisions being made. Using clean natural sound will also be highlighted in this.
- Setting up interviews – How do you technically set up an interview to get the best results? Camera angles, viewing directions, location, sound, and optionally added also movement and finally lighting for interviews.
- Interview techniques – A practical how to actually deal with your subject to make them feel most comfortable, i.e. getting the best out of them on camera. How to ask questions in order to get the right answers? How to guide an interview … and a lot more “soft skills”.
- Camera movement: A technical session on how to use sliders, gimbals and other camera movement equipment for greatest effect, particularly in constrained corporate environments. How to make a dull location and shot look interesting.
DAY TWO of the workshop will cover The Shoot:
Actors, helping hands and extras will be on set who are playing the Employees, CEO and any other characters that may need to be in tour film.
- Interview with manager of hotel.
- B-roll of staff working in hotel
- Shoot b-roll exteriors of hotel and grounds. Each team member will be given one aspect to film, one doing timelapse, one doing architecture, one the garden etc. This is where every one can show their shooting skill in a limited amount of time without having to deal with others – yet still thinking of a general style in which the shots have to fit for the entire production. These can be real-life b-roll shots or timelapses, depending on what is needed by the film.
Full detailed information can be found here
DAY THREE: EDITING
The day will be spent editing with their main tutors on 1-2 edit stations. The main tutor will again act as the client and assess how close they stuck to the brief. There will be two different edits of the corporate film, a short and a long version. The exact length of these films will be determined by the “client tutors” at the beginning of the production.
After films are completed and edited to a dedicated deadline, there will be communal screening and feedback of the films, by all the tutors as well as the participants.
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