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Filmmaker's Foundation Certificate

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Raindance Film Festival

10a Craven Street

London

WC2N 5PE

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About the Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate

The filmmaking process, all in all, is made up of countless different steps and processes – development, financing, pre-production, production and post-production, distribution to name just a few. Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge essential to making films – from the screenplay to the screen.

The five-week Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate course is designed to provide new filmmakers with the skills and knowledge required to tackle their first short or feature film and launch their filmmaking career. The course covers: writing for low-budget films, making movies with no money, the basics of film directing, and breaking into the film industry.

What will it cover?

Week 1: Writing for Low Budget Films

How to get the most out of your script, locations and actors and also ensure these elements are in line with a low budget. Students will develop the tools to turn a script into a unique and saleable story.

  • Writing for low budget films
  • Creating characters that grab the audience’s attention
  • Essentials of screen dialogue
  • Story structure explained

Week 2: Essentials of Lo-to-No Budget Filmmaking

Making films can be very expensive but debut films are usually made on minuscule budgets. A successful filmmaker can make the ordinary seem extraordinary and offer exceptional production values.

  • Finding and securing locations on a budget
  • Low-budget shooting tips
  • Working with crew and actors with little money
  • Negotiations and communication skills

Week 3: Director’s Toolkit

The relationship between the actor, cinematographer and director is the most important relationship on a film set. New directors need to learn to communicate their vision to their cast and crew in order to get the best results on screen.

  • Finding a cast
  • Using and maximising the rehearsal process
  • On-set protocol
  • Basics of camera placement and shooting

Week 4: The Director’s Role

There are now more low-cost, high-quality editing suites and cameras available than ever before. Learn how to choose the right equipment and maximise its potential for the edit of your movie.

  • Basics of the picture and image capture equipment
  • Introduction to digital video equipment
  • Working with sound
  • Limitations and benefits of desktop editing

Week 5: Breaking Into The Film Industry

If you really want to work in the film industry as a writer, director or producer, then your chances of success will succeed if you make a plan of attack.

  • Creating a showreel
  • Presenting yourself: CV’s and query letters
  • How to break in as a writer, director or producer
  • Getting jobs in film crews: sound, camera, art department, post-production etc.

What will you achieve?

On completion of the Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate, students will have acquired the skills, knowledge and confidence to then undertake their first short or feature film, or find work on a film set.

How will you be taught?

A mix of lecture-style and demonstration. In addition, there will also be some further reading and additional activities suggested.

Who should attend?

The Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate is suitable for beginner filmmakers, as well as those interested in finding out more about the filmmaking process. It is also suitable for those seeking to refresh or expand their existing knowledge.

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