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The Script Factory

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Address:

Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2TA

London Short Course

As all shooters know, short films are an essential building block in your film-making career. This is increasingly true for screenwriters as well as writer/directors.

A tantalising dive into another world. An intimate revelation of human truth. A seductive tale with a twist. The best short films leave an imprint far beyond their final frame and are often more powerfully resonant because of their brevity.

Having worked extensively developing shorts in recent years, we found that many writers approach the design of their short films by adapting feature film principles rather than working fro… more

Start date:
Sat. 21st Sep 2024

More Info: Short Film Story Design

Director Writer

The Script Factory

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Address:

Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2TA

London Short Course

The most frequently asked question in the development process is ‘what’s at stake?’.

This one-day workshop offers a concentrated examination of how to maximise the stakes across every element of your screenplay.

The impetus to write is unique and precious to each writer and our personal connection with the material is often what keeps us going through the long dark months of drafting and redrafting. But from the earliest idea stage through to the final polish, it’s essential to keep evaluating how to invite the audience to share that passion for your story. Even if your story is not literally a… more

Start date:
Sat. 8th Jun 2024

More Info: Raising The Stakes

Online Short Course

In this free one hour session we will re-think the principles of the three act structure specifically for the short film, and address some of the common pitfalls writers encounter when drafting their bite-size movies.

We’ll consider:

How to create immediate engagement with your central character.

How to establish the details of your story world without awkward exposition.

How to use a contained time frame to raise the stakes.

How to manage point of view within each scene to keep us emotionally connected with the protagonist.

How to generate an engaging turning point in the story.

How to ensure your … more

Start date:
Mon. 29th Apr 2024

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Whalebone Workshops

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Address:

Online/London/Hastings/can travel! Tn34

London Short Course

Whalebone Workshops is the sister company of Whalebone Films, and specialises in film and audio education. We're a team of award-winning filmmakers, radio-makers and photographers who have spent our careers telling non-fiction stories from around the world. We established Whalebone Workshops in order to share with others the film and audio making-skills that we have honed over many years.

Whether you're a filmmaker looking to improve your documentary skills, a budding radio documentary maker, a teacher in a school wanting to run a film workshop, or a company looking to enhance the c… more

Start date:
Thu. 28th Mar 2024

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London Short Course

This one-day workshop is a great introduction into the fun and creative world of Special Effects Make Up. Find out how Casualty and Holby City do it!
Special FX Make Up
Learn how to create first, second and third degree burns, vicious bruising, fat lips and dramatic cuts and breaks and if we have time we may throw in a broken finger or two! So realistic you will need plenty of choclate to stop you getting wobbly!
Discover what products to use and where to buy them. Find out how to take care of your tools.
Find out how to use your tools to get the best results.
Professional behaviour and on set eti… more

Start date:
Sat. 23rd Oct 2010

More Info: www.straightcurve.co.uk

London Short Course

INTENSIVE ONE DAY CRAM WORKSHOP FOR NEW FILMMAKERS.


This one-day film school skills workshop aimed at new filmmakers. It is an intensive workshop covering the basics of filmmaking. During this workshop you will learn:
Camera Skills
Lighting for effect
Blocking and planning a scene
Filming a scene
This is a very practical workshop and we squeeze in as much as we possibly can in one day.

£185

Start date:
Sat. 16th Oct 2010

More Info: www.straightcurve.co.uk

London Short Course

INTENSIVE ONE DAY CRAM WORKSHOP FOR NEW FILMMAKERS.


This one-day film school skills workshop aimed at new filmmakers. It is an intensive workshop covering the basics of filmmaking. During this workshop you will learn:
Camera Skills
Lighting for effect
Blocking and planning a scene
Filming a scene
This is a very practical workshop and we squeeze in as much as we possibly can in one day.

Cost is £185 call 07792097325 to book now

Start date:
Sat. 16th Oct 2010

More Info: www.straightcurve.co.uk

Single Saturday Screenwriter's Workshop

Address:

Muswell Hill, London N10 N10

London Short Course

Get that script started - or find out how to improve it - in a single seminar, which can help you achieve one of the following goals:

1. If you've finished a script, to improve it
2. If you've started a script, to get it finished
3. If you haven't started a script, to get you started

For every 1,000 scripts that get started, only 1 gets finished; for every 1,000 finished, only 1 is any good; for every 1,000 that are any good, only 1 gets into the hands of someone with the power to make it; for every 1,000 that get into the right hands, only 1 gets made. But take heart: if you'… more

Start date:
Sat. 2nd Oct 2010

Casting Workshop

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Address:

The Drill Hall London

London Short Course

1 Day course for actors to help to Improve your Chancces of success.
Work with a Professional Casting Director and NLP Master Practitioner. Have your questions answered and learn powerful techniques for confidence and success

Start date:
Sat. 4th Sep 2010

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Sound Camera/Lighting Director
London Long Course

This course is suited to students who are hoping to pursue a career in the film industry, or as preparation for higher education. You will gain the technical and practical skills you need to become a confident selfshooter. You will learn to direct and edit short documentaries and/or fiction films and be able to write, research and pitch your ideas-plus much more! All assignments are designed to improve technical, visual and analytical skills and simulate working in the industry. They are taught by professionals working in the industry and familiar with current software editing effects.

The fil… more

Start date:
Thu. 2nd Sep 2010

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London Long Course

This course is suited to students who are hoping to pursue a career in the photographic industry, or as preparation for higher education. During the course you will explore several different pathways into the industry including: Studio photography; Portraiture; Reportage photography; Photo Journalism and Travel photography. The course is delivered as a series of assignments, practical workshops, lectures, student presentations and peer assessments. All assignments are designed to improve technical, visual and analytical skills and simulate working in the industry.

The photographic industry … more

Start date:
Thu. 2nd Sep 2010

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Camera/Lighting Animation/CGI Editing
London Long Course

Motion graphics is an extension of graphic design comprising moving image and sound (animation or video) most commonly used to visually explain a concept to an audience. A sequence of motion graphics is usually one aspect of a bigger piece of multimedia such as a DVD, a TV documentary, a game or even a film.

This course offers a thorough practical and theoretical grounding in all aspects of motion graphics. You will be able to develop a body of work which will enable you to progress to higher education, or to full time employment. You will be working with cutting-edge practitioners and Apple C… more

Start date:
Thu. 2nd Sep 2010

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Short Course

1 week course to help actors to market. Practise casting sessions with professional casting director, NLP sessions to help with confidence and the ability to get into, and out of character for the all important audition, and shoot a reel tailered to suit you personally, with film director and professional crew. The iam being that you will leave with confidence and a "trailer" to send out, launching you as a brand - ready for business.

Start date:
Wed. 1st Sep 2010

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London Short Course

This is a one-day workshop designed to give you hands-on experience of lighting for camera and is taught on a one to one basis.
The course covers an overview of color temperature and how to color correct for desired effect.
You will learn to understand the relationship between lighting and camera settings.
Become familiar with unfocused, focused, hard and soft lighting. 3 & 4 point lighting and when you would use this technique.

Discover how to light to create atmosphere and dramatic effect.
This Lighting for Camera workshop is a practical experience packed with information.

£150 for september… more

Start date:
Wed. 1st Sep 2010

More Info: www.straightcurve.co.uk

London Short Course

The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and print investigative skills for anyone who wants to break into the film making and journalist world.

" I can safely say I have never learned so much invaluable industry information in one day!" workshop participant

"The ten rules of journalism and the pitching tips are things I will remember and use for a very long time." workshop participant

TO LEARN MORE AND BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW AT : http://www.journalismworkshop.co.uk

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making… more

Start date:
Sat. 17th Jul 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and print investigative skills for anyone who wants to break into the film making and journalist world.

Guest speaker will be award-winning BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney. John's investigative films include Scientology and Me and Cot Death Murders: The Witch Hunt. Before joining the BBC, John worked for twelve years at The Observer, covering wars and revolutions in Iraq, Chechnya, Burundi and Bosnia.

" I can safely say I have never learned so much invaluable industry information in one day!" … more

Start date:
Sat. 17th Jul 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

Director Producer Editing
London Short Course

This 3 day course equips beginners to set-up a Final Cut Pro system and attain operational competence with the software and hardware. Participants will be able to begin editing straight away having been taught the best and most efficient ways to set up and use Final Cut Pro. The course looks at the Mac OS before comprehensively examining video, audio and effects editing on Final Cut Pro, and teaching clear simple and professional techniques in media management, capturing and outputting. Compositing and time based effects in Final Cut Pro are also covered.

All of our Skillset approved Final Cut… more

Start date:
Wed. 14th Jul 2010

More Info: Course Details

London Short Course

manyriversfilms is very pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the May 29th workshop at ITV's London Studios will BAFTA winner David Modell.

David has won numerous awards for his films, Battle Scarred, The Truth About Secret Weapons, Young, Nazi, and Proud and is one of Britain's most famous solo documentary film makers. David will be sharing the secrets of his film making success with the workshop participants. To learn more about David's work click here www.davidmodell.com


The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and print inves… more

Start date:
Sat. 29th May 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director? Or you have already made your first film.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

How can you become a better film maker? And develop the research skills you need to make films. Or get that key interview?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making … more

Start date:
Sat. 29th May 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director? Or you have already made your first film.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

How can you become a better film maker? And develop the research skills you need to make films. Or get that key interview?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making … more

Start date:
Sat. 29th May 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director?

But where do you start?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making from working professionals.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

The course is led by Emmy-nominated director Kevin Toolis - director of the acclaimed Channel 4 series Cult of the… more

Start date:
Sat. 29th May 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director? Or you have already made your first film.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

How can you become a better film maker? And develop the research skills you need to make films. Or get that key interview?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making … more

Start date:
Sat. 29th May 2010

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director?

But where do you start?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making from working professionals.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

Guest reporter for March 20th session is award winning Ian Cobain of The Guardian.

The course is led by Emmy-nomina… more

Start date:
Sat. 20th Mar 2010

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South West University or College - Full Time

This course provides great value to those wishing to enter the film and television industry as sound designers. It equips them with the skills and understandings which allow them to compete on more than an equal footing with other similarly motivated professionals by training them not only in the craft skills and intellectual practices they will require, but also in the legal, professional and philosophical strategies which will help them in their careers.

A key feature of the course is the collaboration of sound designers with other students from a range of courses within the Bournemouth Scr… more

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South West University or College - Part Time

This course is run by the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University

The MA Creative & Media Education is an innovative masters course designed specifically for teachers and college lecturers, or those in relevant educational support and development roles. Using the latest online technologies, it allows you to negotiate study with a personal tutor ensuring that the outcomes are relevant to your needs, allowing you to fashion the course to suit your personal requirements within your own school or college.

The course aims to provide you with knowledge and skills relati… more

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South West Short Course

Kick-start the career you have always dreamed of with Bournemouth University's unique 'Presenting Workshops'
(TV presenting also available).

This one-day workshop offers you the opportunity to spend a day learning what it takes to become a radio presenter.

You'll get plenty of experience, with the chance to try out a variety of presenting styles and you will learn the skills every top-class radio presenter needs.

This unique workshop offers:

Professional-standard radio studio
Dynamic trainers, who are practising media professionals
High-quality teaching from Britain&#x… more

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South West Short Course

Kick-start the career you have always dreamed of with Bournemouth University's unique 'Presenting Workshops'
(Radio presenting also available).

This one-day workshop offers you the opportunity to spend a day in our professional studio, learning what it takes to become a TV presenter.

You'll get plenty of experience in front of the camera, with the chance to try out a variety of presenting styles and you will learn the skills every top-class presenter needs; with sessions on interviewing, presenting from a live location and creating that all important on-screen magic.

Th… more

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London Short Course

manyriversfilms is very pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the May 29th workshop at ITV's London Studios will BAFTA winner David Modell.

David has won numerous awards for his films, Battle Scarred, The Truth About Secret Weapons, Young, Nazi, and Proud and is one of Britain's most famous solo documentary film makers. David will be sharing the secrets of his film making success with the workshop participants. To learn more about David's work click here www.davidmodell.com


The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and print inves… more

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making from working professionals

The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and print investigative skills for anyone who wants to break into the film making and journalist world.

" I can safely say I have never learned so much invaluable industry information in one day!"workshop participant

"The ten rules of journalism and the pitching tips are things I will remember and use for a very long time." workshop participant

Workshop led by Emmy-nominated director Kevin Toolis… more

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director? Or you have already made your first film.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

How can you become a better film maker? And develop the research skills you need to make films. Or get that key interview?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making … more

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

So you want to make documentaries? And become a film director? Or you have already made your first film.

This intensive one day crash course in journalistic TV research survival skills is the gateway to the media career you have always dreamed of.

How can you become a better film maker? And develop the research skills you need to make films. Or get that key interview?

How do you even get a job as a researcher and work on programmes like Panorama or Dispatches or Secret Millionaire. How can you achieve those personal goals?

Learn the real trade secrets of investigative reporting and film making … more

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

manyriversfilms is very pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the May 29th workshop at ITV's London Studios will BAFTA winner David Modell.

David has won numerous awards for his films, Battle Scarred, The Truth About Secret Weapons, Young, Nazi, and Proud and is one of Britain's most famous solo documentary film makers. David will be sharing the secrets of his film making success with the workshop participants. To learn more about David's work click here http://www.davidmodell.com


The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and pri… more

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…

London Short Course

The manyriversfilms documentary workshop is a dedicated one day crash course in TV and print investigative skills for anyone who wants to break into the film making and journalist world.

Guest speaker will be award-winning BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney. John's investigative films include Scientology and Me and Cot Death Murders: The Witch Hunt. Before joining the BBC, John worked for twelve years at The Observer, covering wars and revolutions in Iraq, Chechnya, Burundi and Bosnia.

" I can safely say I have never learned so much invaluable industry information in one day!" … more

More Info: Journalism and Film Maki…