Raindance Film Festival

Raindance Film Festival

Kensington and Chelsea

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World renowned film training covering the complete spectrum of filmmaking, from short courses to higher education, taught by the film industry's top professionals.

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Experiences by Raindance Film Festival

Kensington and Chelsea

£150

Europe's most popular filmmaking course, taken by over 15,000 filmmakers worldwide, has launched the careers of independent filmmakers such as Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan. We teach the tools they use.

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Kensington and Chelsea

£150

This information packed day will give you the tools you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director, producer or filmmaker. The ideal class for anyone wanting to get to know the film industry whether they have previous experience or not.

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Westminster

£150

The information-packed Saturday Film School will give you the tools you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director, producer or filmmaker. Starting with screenplay and ending with budgeting we cover the basics is one fully packed day.

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Westminster

£25

Directing Essentials is for anyone with an interest in the human aspect of how movies are made. This for anyone who need to get their visions and ideas across to their colleagues quickly and efficiently!

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Westminster

£299

The film directors journey begins with the screenplay. How we connect with and gain insight into the story on the page greatly influences the impact of the film we make. Once we have a vision of the film we also need to make sure we can communicate this to our other collaborators effectively and with the knowledge that the script supports our choices. In order to organise his or her directorial thoughts a director needs to understand the fine art of script analysis. For the writer/director this is doubly necessary. It is all too easy to assume our team understands the story that we know so well. Unless they are psychic or know you intimately this is unlikely to be the case. Learn how to extract the important knowledge you have buried in your brain to help others help you. In this weekend workshop we will look at practical and dynamic approaches to working with the screenplay with a view to sharing our vision with others and in addition develop multi-layered and more engaging storytelling skills as a director.

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Westminster

£57

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 film lighting set-up to best represent the scene€™s aesthetic and emotional needs. This basic film lighting class will give you the information you will need on your next shoot. Using a digital camera and a simple film lighting kit, this evening film lighting class will introduce you to the basics of film lighting for moving pictures, with emphasis on working on the low-budget digital formats.

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Westminster

£150

Have you ever considered how Comic Book or Graphic Novel can help scriptwriters? Do you think your novel or film screenplay could be adapted into a graphic novel? Does your project have a Transmedia element that could include a digital or webcomic? Presented by #1 New York Times Bestselling List and Eagle Award winning comic book and graphic novel writer and screenwriter Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Superboy, 2000AD, Spider Man, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica) takes you through the steps to turn your idea into a comic book or graphic novel and the steps you need to take to get yourself published, in a revised for 2018 version of his acclaimed one day masterclass.

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Westminster

£150

Have you ever considered how Comic Book or Graphic Novel can help scriptwriters? Do you think your novel or film screenplay could be adapted into a graphic novel? Does your project have a Transmedia element that could include a digital or webcomic? Presented by #1 New York Times Bestselling List and Eagle Award winning comic book and graphic novel writer and screenwriter Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Superboy, 2000AD, Spider Man, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica) takes you through the steps to turn your idea into a comic book or graphic novel and the steps you need to take to get yourself published, in a revised for 2018 version of his acclaimed one day masterclass.

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Westminster

£150

Think of any film that you loved and it is nearly always the main character that stays with you they are engaging and believable. Presenter Kira-Anne Pelican calls this Deep Characterisation. Learning to create deep characters is one of the hardest skills writers need to develop. It is not helped by the fact that many of the best-known approaches to characterisation are over simplistic and based on pop psychology.

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Westminster

£150

Established filmmakers will often tell you that writing, directing and producing a film is merely ten percent of the equation. The remaining 90% of a filmmakers effort is finding their independent film distribution. This one-day masterclass is lead by writer/director Simon Hunter and distributor and marketing expert Jonathan Sadler. Together they form an invincible team with over fifty films produced and distributed between them. They worked together on Simon’s award-winning film Edie starring Sheila Hancock.

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Westminster

£5

The Raindance Open House is your opportunity to experience a real taste of our world-renowned evening & weekend film training courses, classes and workshops. Attending our Open House will allow you to learn more about the different filmmaking disciplines and crafts through sample lectures and workshops delivered by experienced film professionals over the day. Attendees will leave with an introductory knowledge of the many filmmaking disciplines taught by Raindance.

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Westminster

£25

Of course, we cant teach you everything there is to know about filmmaking in 99 minutes, but you would be surprised how much you can learn about making films and the film industry in just a single evening. The 99-minute film school will run through the core essentials you will need to make a film and create a plan to launch your career, with dozens of tangible tips on everything from sourcing your film crew, marketing your film and finding work on film sets.

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Reviews

Saturday Film School

Stunning talk at Raindance Film Festival. The Film in my mind Women in Film with Georgina Bednar; Nicky Bentham; Suhalya El-Bushra and Marnie Dickens really insightful thank you very much.

Penny
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Saturday Film School

An incredible evening, filled with inspiration, learning, passion. It was amazing to be taught by Elliot directly! I will be back.

Matthew
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Movie Directing Essentials Workshop

Of course Im biased but I really believe Raindance is the best out there for indie film!

Elliot
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Saturday Film School

First time at the festival and loved it. Lovely atmosphere, Amstardam was hilarious, great Q&A afterwards and time to congratulate to the directors and cast.

Claire
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Saturday Film School

Incredible festival with amazing people involved. Thank you #Raindance for this opportunity to tell the story of an untold genocide in Northern Uganda! #ABrilliantGenocide

Ebony
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