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The Young Filmmaker Weekend

Event
Event

The Young Filmmaker Weekend

Overview

The Young Filmmaker Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life in the filmmaking industry. Learn from top filmmakers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: deconstruct a scene with a director, learn editing and cinematography techniques, and turn a story into a screenplay. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful filmmaker, with guidance on study choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring filmmakers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your applications.

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An Interactive Masterclass:

  • Professionals from the world of film will coach you through a range of interactive activities, including:

  • Directing: deconstruct a scene and learn how to build a cohesive vision

  • The power of editing: transform raw footage into a scene 

  • Script-writing masterclass: turn a concept into a screenplay

Expert Career Coaching:

  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top filmmaker 

  • An action plan of how to break into the film industry, starting now

  • Coaching by experts on academic choices, extra-curricular activities and work experience

An Audience With Top Filmmakers:

  • Hear from successful filmmakers and ask them all your burning questions

  • Q&A panel with accomplished filmmakers, writers and producers  time with a panel of filmmakers to ask all your burning questions

Boost Your Career Potential:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained skills that are key to a career in film

  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

11:00am

The World of Filmmaking

-The star players: directors, producers, editors, technicians, scriptwriters and more
-The qualities of a successful filmmaker
-The production process: an overview
11:30am

The Script-Writer

-Coaching on how to transform your concept into a screenplay
-The four fundamentals of storytelling
-Breakdown a script scene alongside a writer and director
1:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

The Director

-Bringing a story to life: how to build a cohesive vision with your cast and crew
-Deconstruct a scene to make crucial artistic decisions on set
3:00pm

The Power of Cinematography & Editing

-The importance of camerawork, framing and visual storytelling
-Transforming raw footage into a scene from a slick motion picture: experience a walk-through of alternating shots, cuts, transitions, sound and colour grading
4:00pm

Career Coaching: Breaking into the Film Industry

-Your journey to becoming a top filmmaker, starting now
-Study options
-How to find work experience and build up your portfolio
4:45pm

Panel Q&A

-Live Q&A with accomplished film directors, writers and producers
-All your burning questions answered
5.30pm

Close

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is very similar for both.

Programme Fee:

‘Live Online’: £165/student for full day

In-Person: £165/student for full day

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Choose a location below:

In Person

26th February 2023

University College London (UCL)

Bloomsbury

London

 

As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

Covid-19

In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.

 

Support

If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.