The Young Filmmaker Autumn Internship

The Young Filmmaker Autumn Internship

London • Ages 15-18

24th - 28th October 2020
Live Online

The Young Filmmaker Autumn Internship gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree work experience in filmmaking, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with directors, producers, editors and scriptwriters ‘Live Online’ via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will experience the world of filmmaking from script-writing to storyboards, directing, producing, filming and editing your own film, coached through the whole process by experienced filmmakers.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our filmmakers and ask them all your burning questions, just as you would in-person.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications and set you up for a future as a successful filmmaker.

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HIGHLIGHTS

An Immersive Experience of Filmmaking:

  • Expert filmmakers will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
  • Finding your stories and turning them into box-office screenplays, using professional script-writing software 
  • Working with professional actors to bring a script to life
  • Planning, directing, and filming your first original film scene
  • Learning professional editing techniques and applying them to your original work
  • Have your work featured in our internship film screening

    An Audience with Filmmakers From A Variety Of Specialities:

    • Be coached through immersive experiences with filmmakers specialising in directing, script-writing, producing, editing, VFX, foley artistry and more
    • Private virtual networking/panel sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

      Comprehensive Career Coaching for Young Filmmakers:

      • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in filmmaking, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques.
      • Experience a real-life, time-pressured filmmaking scenario and receive feedback on your ability to work well with others
      • Personalised development plan: build a dynamic personalised development plan based on expert advice, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses and shows you which areas you need to develop further

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the Internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, creative direction, film editing and script writing, which are highly valued by top employers within the industry
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

          Internship Format & Options:

          The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions delivered via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform. The internship is delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

          Internship Fee:

          £595/student. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

          For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

            TIMETABLE
            DAY 1: PRE-PRODUCTION
            11.00am The World of Filmmaking - Your role as a young filmmaker
            - What it means to work in film
            - The team: directors, producers, editors, technicians, scriptwriters and more
            - The demands and expectations
            12.00pm Crafting the Story - Coaching from scriptwriters on how to craft an extraordinary story that the world will want to see on screen
            - Drawing inspiration from your surroundings and understanding which stories you want to tell
            - Understanding themes and genres
            - Work alongside fellow young filmmakers to develop the concept for your story
            1.30pm Lunch Break
            2.00pm From Story to Screenplay - Flesh out your characters’ motivations, relationships, journeys and relatability
            - Use professional script-writing software to write the script for your first film scene
            - Receive live feedback from film & TV developers
            4.30pm Close

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 2: PRODUCTION
            11.00am The Producer - Making your film happen
            - Building your dream team
            - The business of film
            - Planning and budgeting
            12.00pm Your Movie Scene: Part I (Directing) - The role of a director
            - Creating a film set: set design, lighting, sound and props
            - Choosing the right shots, angles, lighting and more
            - Live simulation: coach professional actors through a film script
            1.00pm Lunch Break
            1.30pm Your Movie Scene: Part II (Storyboarding) - Use everything that you’ve learnt to turn your first movie scene into storyboards
            - Make thoughtful creative decisions to maximum effect: choose shots, angles, lighting, sound and more
            2.00pm Your Movie Scene: Part III (Filming) - Film your own movie scene, following your creative direction
            - Put your videography skills to the test
            - Bring your story to life
            3.30pm Panel Q&A and Reflection – Production - Live Production-based Q&A with filmmakers with backgrounds in directing, producing, scriptwriting and more
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice
            4.30pm Close

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 3: POST-PRODUCTION
            11.00am The Power of Editing - Conveying the mood of a film through powerful editing techniques
            - Alternating shots, cuts and transitions
            - Colour grading
            - Choosing the right soundtrack
            - The power of sound and foley artistry
            12.15pm Editing Masterclass - Transforming raw footage into a scene from a slick motion picture
            - Live demonstration of a film scene being edited by a professional
            1.00pm Lunch Break
            1.30pm Your Movie Scene: Part IV (Editing) - Edit and finalise your scene by selecting the footage, sound, transitions, speed, cuts and more
            - Editors on-hand to guide you through and give you live feedback
            3.30pm The Film Screening - Live screenings of the movie scenes you’ve created over the three days
            - Receive constructive feedback from filmmakers and peers
            4.30pm Close

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 4: VISUAL EFFECTS & SOUND
            11.00am Your Place in Film - Figure out where your unique skills and interests can take you
            - Discover various exciting roles within the filmmaking process
            11.30am Designing Visions - Immerse yourself into the world of set, costume, and colour design
            - Design your own cinematic vision by creatively using homemade materials
            -Receive feedback on your use of everyday materials for cinematic effect
            1.00pm Lunch Break
            1.30pm Introduction to Visual Effects (VFX) - Uncover the benefits of blending CGI with live-action filmmaking
            - Live demonstrations of video effects, animation, industry software, and techniques by an expert editor
            2.15pm Transforming Visions - Appreciate how music and sound can be used to enhance and transform dramatic scenarios
            - Record your own sound effects to embellish your cinematic vision and receive live feedback from experts
            3.30pm Panel Q&A and Reflection – Post-Production, Special Effects & Sound - Second live Q&A with filmmakers, focusing on Post-Production, Special Effects & Sound
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice
            4.30pm Close

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
            11.00am Your Journey into Film - Discover the current recruitment landscape in film
            - Identifying gaps in the industry and how you can fill them
            -Building the ultimate CV
            12.30pm Filmmaking in Teams - Perform an interactive group task
            - Experience a real-life, time-pressured filmmaking scenario
            -Receive feedback on your performance and ability to work constructively with others
            1.30pm Lunch Break
            2.00pm Futures Forum - Ask questions and discuss filmmaking with talented young professionals
            3.00pm Promoting Your Brand - Turning your experiences into selling-points
            - Promoting your own skills and interests
            4.00pm Building a Personal Development Plan - Create a personal development plan tailored to your own skills, background and interests
            - Receive feedback from industry experts and career coaches
            5.00pm Close

            *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a professional filmmaker. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

            Venue & Dates

            Live Online:

            24th October - 28th October 2020

            You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

            WHO CAN ATTEND?

            The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Autumn Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

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