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Write and Sell the HOT Script

About This Course Getting your idea from your head to a sheet of paper means a journey of just 45 cm. Approach the journey in the right way, and you will arrive safely.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Basic Cinematography

Digital and Film Cinematography This is the course for future Lighting Cameramen and Directors of Photography as well as for anyone else who wants to learn how to create right visuals to support the screenplay emotionally. What happens after extensive talks with Director about his project? Where to start technically? What is the best format for your film? How to choose right equipment? What do you need and how to prepare for the job? Film making is a team work, how to become a team player? Here you can learn, if you have the visuals of the film in your head, how to transfer them successfully to film stock or a tape.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Filmmaker's Foundation Certificate

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 Br eak in to the Film Industry.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 5 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Fast Track For Producers / Writers / Directors

No other film school in the world offers a programme like this! If you are thinking of writing a script, creating a business plan for a feature, short or documentary, or if you are thinking of taking your directing skills to the next level, Raindance Fast Track could be the route for you. Here’s how it works: 1.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 12 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Power of Lighting ( Essentials of Lighting for Film )

The Essentials of Lighting for Film Light is the most important tool available to you when enhancing the atmosphere and mystery of your story on camera. On the shoot, the Director of Photography will spend the greater part of his or her time getting the lighting set-up to best represent the scene's aesthetic and emotional needs.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Power of Editing

The Mysteries of Post-Production Revealed Find out what the editor requires from the shoot, how the director works with the editor before, during and after production and how to make sure an edit runs smoothly. Discover what makes a good cut and how directors can increase an editor’s options.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Breaking Into the Film Industry

Launch Your Filmmaking Career 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. Learn how to identify areas of interest to you, and how to approach the right people – the people who can help you, or who can hire you.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Documentary Foundation Certificate

How To Make Great Documentary Films This foundation course in documentary film-making will give you the skills required to: Develop a distinctive documentary idea Test its effectiveness as an engaging film Decide the appropriate way to film it Find the right people to appear Choose the best things to film Shoot and edit your film in the most effective way Pick the right music or sound Shape your finished film into a story that works dramatically and emotionally.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Screenplay Comedy Intensive With Steve Kaplan

Raindance is proud to present Steve Kaplan in London. Course Overview The Comedy Screenplay Intensive is a two-day course that explores the hidden tools and principles of comedy.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Power of Special Effects ( SFX on a Budget )

SFX on a Budget What low-budget horror movie doesn't need a bucket of fake blood and the odd severed limb? Doesn't your edge of the seat action movie need a little explosion now and again? Maybe your Indie rom-com needs a decapitated corpse to spice things up a bit? Ok, perhaps not the last one, but this class will show you how to put the FX on the screen without blowing up your budget too. Who Should Attend Anyone looking to add an explosion or a splash of gore to their low-budget production.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
The Script Coach Series: Creating Characters

How Do You Create Compelling Characters? Characters are at the heart of every story and remembered long after people have forgotten the details of the plot. In this session you will discover how to apply the methods of the great writers like Dickens, Twin, and Chekhov to screenplay writing in order to: Create vivid characters Develop dynamic character relationships, Go beyond stereotypes, Find the comedy, drama and trauma in your characters.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Directing Essentials

Film Directing is a big subject, There is no one way to approach such an expansive, holistic and subjective craft. However, all directors need to have one key skill and that is being able to communicate clearly and dynamically with their creative and technical teams.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
  • Timetable: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday VR Film School

During this single day you'll learn the basics of the technology so storytellers know the limitations and possibilities. What You Will Learn Through demonstration, lecture and Q and A you'll learn how VR works, what the applications are and the impact this new technology has on 360/VR storytelling.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Hands On Directing: Part 1

If you can create a ‘look’ for your film, your career will rocket. But why do so many British feature films, especially those by first-time directors, fail to achieve this important artistic success? When the technique needed for visually pleasing single-camera direction is so basic, why do so many directors fail to make the right choices? And when actors can add so much to a production, why don’t directors take the time to ensure that their actors perform to the best of their abilities? This intensive seminar teaches you the secrets of maximising performance from the cast while realising the importance of the ultimate audience – the camera.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Creating a Business Plan ( Plan Your Film making Career )

Plan Your Filmmaking Career Once you have scoured film festivals looking for new talent, settled on the next hot director and found that absolutely terrific script, you need to prepare a plan of attack to get the money to shoot your film. This evening workshop will run through the basic essentials you will need, both to present your project to industry investors, as well as how to present your project to private investors.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking with Elliot Grove

About the Course If you do not learn enough low budget tips to cover the cost of this course by lunch time on the first day, we will refund you the difference. This course is part lecture and part group discussion.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Technical Foundation Certificate
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This five evening certificate course will arm filmmakers with an understanding of the tools and techniques at their disposal. The Tools of the Filmmaking Trade Power of Sound Probably the thing most ignored by filmmakers at every level, yet a vital component of every movie.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 5 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
The Short Film Project

Plan and Shoot a Short Film in One Week! Nowadays there is no excuse not to make the short film you have been telling your friends and family you are going to make for the last five years. With the rise of digital cameras and editing, and the amount of actors out there, it is actually easier to make a short film, than explain to people why you haven’t made it.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Hands on Directing Part 2

Part Two of the Hands on Directing for Film and Television Workshop This weekend class continues where Part One left off – and is very much for the many of you who have already done the first workshop. Using the same mixture of lectures, film clips, anecdotes and hands on experience, it deals with: Advanced screen acting – looking specifically at the acting of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep to see what it is they actually do that makes their performances so powerful; Auditions and interviews - both will be experienced and analysed to see what is the most effective way of choosing the right cast; Advanced staging – dealing with complex situations such as fights, chases, and complex meal sequences; Screen composition – seeing how the screen is not symmetrical; the effects of using different parts of it (and why actresses always insist their left profile is best); The Single Developing Shot – analysing this most popular and effective of directorial choices, with everyone getting to plan such a sequence, with a number of them being filmed and shown back (outside actors will be brought in to act these); Different styles of directing – needed for the straight single drama, for continuous drama, and for soap drama (and multi-camera directing will also be dealt with); High Definition – the pluses (and few minuses) of this new working medium as far as a director is concerned.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
  • Timetable: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Budgeting and Scheduling

Simply put, a film budget is a list of all the stuff and people you need to make your film, and a schedule is when and where you need it. Always considered the boring bit by film producers and directors, the budget and schedule are the spine of any production.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
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