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Mackendrick on Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director with Paul Cronin
Paul Cronin is editor of the book: ON FILM-MAKING: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CRAFT OF THE DIRECTOR by Alexander Mackendrick
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June 2011, £250 (10% discount for Screen Association members)
Price includes a copy of Mackendrick's book, extensive hand-outs and free netwroking drinks.
"These are the lectures I had hoped to hear in film school and never did. They seem to me the perfect synthesis of what one must know to tell stories on film. I cannot imagine anyone setting out to make movies without reading this book." Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin's review of 'On Film-making' by Alexander Mackendrick, edited by Paul Cronin.
Paul Cronin, editor of the book ON FILM-MAKING: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CRAFT OF THE DIRECTOR by Alexander Mackendrick, presents a comprehensive workshop based on Mackendrick's influential teachings. This in-depth seminar is an excellent opportunity for any film-maker who wishes to learn more about film-making from one of the masters of the medium. Alexander Mackendrick's practical approach serves as one of the best introductions to the craft of film-making available today. The weekend is structured around the illustrated lecture MACKENDRICK ON FILM, which features footage of Mackendrick discussing his approach to film-making, interviews with some of his former students and colleagues who discuss his ideas in detail, and a host of film clips.
Please note that this is a seminar-based workshop, not a practical hands-on weekend.
For further information please visit http://lfs.org.uk/courses/workshops/directing/wsdir03/index.php or contact Carolyn Atherton: email@example.com / +44 (0)20 7836 9642.
Directing as Visual Storytelling with Josh Appignanesi
Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June, £220 (10% discount for Screen Association Members)
"Truly inspirational stuff and so rarely discussed these days, yet so vital to filmmaking. Josh is a fascinating person and what he has to say is very well thought out." Brian Barnes, participant February 2009.
How do you tell a story visually? What makes a film a film, and not TV? We could say a "real" movie is one that's mostly comprehensible with the sound turned off. But where do we start?
In this 2-day workshop, director Josh Appignanesi [THE INFIDEL] takes participants shot by shot into the heart of cinema. It will cover issues of what choices make a shot tell the story your way? - How do you use composition, framing, blocking of actors and their position to camera? Background, palette, costume, lenses, light, camera movement? And many more...
With inspiring film examples, practical storyboarding exercises, and analysis of participants' own films, this workshop will give you the tools you need.
The workshop would most benefit those with some prior filmmaking experience. A significant part of the workshop will be dedicated to analysing participants' own work. Participants are therefore encouraged to bring along an example of their own work, preferably a short film in DVD format.
For further information please visit http://lfs.org.uk/courses/workshops/directing/wsdir08/index.php or contact Carolyn Atherton: firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0)20 7836 9642.