Easter Series: Round up
Screen and Film School were thrilled to host our Easter Series from 12th – 17th April- a week-long series of interactive virtual workshops, hosted by our Brighton, Manchester, and Birmingham Colleges.
We were absolutely blown away by the number of attendees, and how engaged everyone was as we delved into the worlds of Cinematography, Music Videos, Editing, Screenwriting and Directing.
We hope everyone who attended found the workshops fun and informative, and more than anything, walked away with an even bigger passion for the world of film. If you weren’t able to make the sessions, check out our round up below!
The Art of Cinematography
Screen and Film School Brighton’s associate lecturer Anya Krasnikova kicked off our week of workshops with an insightful glimpse into the world of the cinematographer.
The session included an in depth look at various techniques such as the ‘180 Degree rule’ in filmmaking and dissected some interesting clips from films ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’, and looked at the contrasting cinematic techniques within them.
Wonderful World of Music Video
The second day of the Easter Series was kicked off with our interactive Music Video workshop with Manchester company Scruff of the Neck’s Matthew Boone who has shot videos for the likes of Larkins, Lucy Deakin & Glass Caves, working on productions across the world; including during the SXSW music and film festival in Austin, Texas.
Matthew took us through the creative process from start to finish, including treatment/commissioning, pitching, key stages of production and post production workflows, giving a behind the scenes insight in to how things operate at an industry level. The workshop gave us a greater understanding of how to create and produce your own industry standard music video: the creative training ground for many a leading contemporary Director and Cinematographer today.
Editors – The Unsung Heroes of Film
Screen and Film School Birmingham lecturer Jim Page joined us for an incredibly insightful session on the art of editing. Attendees were given an in-depth look into the challenges an editor faces when tackling projects in both the fiction and non-fiction/documentary worlds.
Once Jim had run through the content he had prepared, he graciously answered a whole host of questions from our attendees, giving advice on pathways into the industry, speaking on his favourite experiences working in the industry, and more.
Screenwriting with Jason Wingard
Our screenwriting workshop saw award-winning feature film screenwriter and director Jason Wingard share with the group his incredible insights on how to make your script a success.
Jason’s BFI-funded short films have played at Palm Springs, Rio, and Berlin film festivals. he has recently completed his second series of CBBC’s So Awkward and a director’s block of Coronation Street.
Jason helped the group delve into the three-act structure, how to dissect a story, and how to give your characters depth. The group shared ideas which Jason helped evolve into stories, which they are all now working on making into films.
Via the use of breakout rooms, three lucky attendees were chosen to direct a pair of actors each for a range of semi-improvised scenes, which were then performed for the whole group!
The actors did fantastically well, as did our volunteer directors, who reflected on each performance with some really great feedback from the actors themselves. Workshop leader, Will, also gave some fantastic advice for attendees and spoke about his own experiences at a feature film director.
A huge thank you to everyone who hosted and participated in the workshops- we can’t wait to see you all again soon!