Teaching you the tools and techniques used by filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan, the Saturday Film School has launched the careers of hundreds of independent filmmakers.
The Raindance Saturday Film School is Europe’s most popular filmmaking class for good reason: it’s the ideal course for anyone wanting to get into the film industry, whether they have previous experience or not.
The information-packed day will give you the tools you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director, producer or filmmaker.
Divided into four parts, this course starts at the very beginning with Writing the Screenplay before explaining the processes, tools and jobs of actually Making the Movie for whatever budget you can achieve.
After lunch, director Patrick Tucker takes the stage to ask So You Want To Direct? His entertaining and revealing session will uncover some of the secrets behind framing and directing actors, followed by Raindance founder Elliot Grove explaining how to Break Into the Film Industry, touching on CVs, pitching, negotiating and personal branding.
Session 1: Writing The Screenplay
Have you ever had an idea for a movie? Elliot Grove will help you get that idea onto the page by explaining to you the basic principles of writing screenplays, and demonstrating the powerful storytelling tools used by the professionals.
Session 2: Making the movie
Making movies is not complicated. It is hard work. We tell you how movies are produced and will give dozens of shooting tips that will save you money and make it easier to get your movie made.
Session 3: So you want to direct?
Why is it that everyone want to direct, but no one ever takes the time to learn how? Simon Hunter is a veteran of the British film industry and will outline the principle basics of directing, and how to get the actors and crew to do what you want.
Session 4: Breaking Into the film industry
If you would like paid work in the film industry, this is the session for you. Elliot’s back and teaches how to prepare yourself for work as a writer, producer, director, technician, editor or art director.
Finally, we will retire to a nearby bar for networking drinks. Bring business cards!