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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
Live!Ammunition!

Have you got a great idea for a movie? This is it! Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of film executives. These are the people who matter.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
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
Producer’s Foundation Certificate

Get Your Movie Funded, Made and Seen: This five-part evening course is comprised of classes which answer specific questions and explores the opportunities producers have. During each class you will learn skills essential to getting a movie made.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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
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
Power of Sound ( Fundamentals of Sound for Film )

The Fundamentals of Sound for Film Sound is one of the most overlooked aspects of the filmmaking process - yet it is often said that it is represents 50% of the experience. During the course we will be looking at the sound for your film holistically - and identifying real and practical ways for you to save money, time, stress and improving overall sound quality.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2.5 hours
  • 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
Create and Market Your Webseries

Tutors Elisar Cabrera and Darren Chadwick-Hussein have between them watched and evaluated hundreds of web series and produced their own scripted series – Darren has won 6 prestigious web awards in 2013 to date for his hit web series The Bloody Mary Show. This day-long class will show you how to hone your idea and plan your web series BEFORE you actually write and produce it.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Marketing and Selling Your Film

Most producers do not know what happens to their film after they have made it. What is the difference between a distributor and a sales agent? How does a film earn money? What actually happens at the Cannes Film Festival and how can your film stand out amongst the crowd at a film festival? In this course we will take you through the essentials of creating a marketing and distribution plan for your film.

  • 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
Basic Legal Contracts ( Learn About Film Contracts )

What You Need to Know About Film Contracts Once your film is finished and ready to be sold, you will have to show the “chain of title” to any prospective film buyer. If you fail to do this you will never be able to sell your film.

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

DSLR - The New Shooting Format For Film This information packed evening introduction course introduces filmmakers to the advantages and technical scope offered by shooting on Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras. Topics discussed include: DSLRs - what are they as filmmaking tools? how do they fit in? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the platform? How to get the best results from a DSLR Understand lenses, ISO, aperture, shutter, noise, moire, aliasing, rolling shutter and more Learn 6 ways to make your film three-dimensional (without the silly glasses.

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

Saturday Film School is Europe's Most Popular Filmmaking Course This is the film school course that has launched the careers of British independent filmmakers. The techniques and tools described in this information packed day are the ones used by filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Weekend | Full time
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
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
Movie Money

You have a great idea for a movie. You've met your writer and had meeting after meeting about the script.

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