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The Young Filmmaker Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In Person

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Overview

The Young Filmmaker Weekend takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the world of filmmaking. You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions with directors, producers, editors, scriptwriters, technicians and more over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to edit your own film scene, learn how to bring a raw script to a film-set, and film your own footage.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring filmmakers in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Filmmaking:

  • Expert filmmakers will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:

  • Reviewing a professional film script with a director and preparing the script for a film set

  • Producing your own movie trailer by editing footage, selecting the sound, transitions, speed, angles and more

  • Planning, budgeting and pitching a film: advice from top Producers
  • Applying cinematography theory to plan and film your own original footage

Career coaching for Young Filmmakers:

  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions in filmmaking

  • An action plan of how to gain get to the top, starting now

  • Coaching by experts on study choices; work experience; building your portfolio; gaining exposure and networking in the industry 

An Audience With Top Filmmakers:

  • Q&A time with a panel of filmmakers to ask all your burning questions

  • Meet directors, producers, editors, scriptwriters, technicians and more

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, creativity and communication

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

Day One: On Set (Production Day)

Day Two: Final Cut (Post-Production Day)

Day One: On Set (Production Day)

11.00amThe World of Filmmaking

- The star players: directors, producers, editors, technicians, scriptwriters and more
- The qualities of a powerful filmmaker

11.30amThe Script-Writer

- Training on how to find the stories that you’re best placed to tell, and how to transform your concept into a screenplay

12.15pmThe Director

- Bringing a story to life
- Building a cohesive vision with your cast and crew
- Making crucial artistic decisions on set

1.30pmLunch Break

2.00pmFilming at home: Storyboarding and Cinematography

- Learn how to plan and film a story at home, and try it yourself
- Camera shots, angles and techniques

3.15pmThe Producer

- Planning, budgeting and pitching a successful film project

4.00pmCareer Coaching: Breaking into the industry

- Coaching on the path to becoming a top filmmaker, starting now
- Study options
- How to find work experience
- Funding opportunities

4.45pmPanel Q&A

- Live Q&A with filmmakers with backgrounds in production
- Key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme format subject to change without notice.

Day Two: Final Cut (Post-Production Day)

11.00amThe World of Post-Production

- Conveying the mood of a film through powerful editing techniques
- Alternating shots, cuts and transitions
- Colour grading

11.30amSound in Post-Production

- Creating and mixing sound in film
- Choosing the right soundtrack
- The art of foley artistry

12.30pmEditing Masterclass

- Transforming raw footage into a scene from a slick motion picture
- The theory behind cuts and transitions
- Live demonstration of a film scene being edited by a professional

1.30pmLunch Break

2.00pmEditing Challenge

- Put a film scene together by selecting the footage, sound, transitions, speed, cuts and more
- Editors on-hand to guide you through and give you feedback

3.30pmCareer Coaching: Building a portfolio

- Creating your own content now; building your portfolio and getting exposure
- Networking in the film industry

4.30pmThe Film Screening

- Live screenings of the scenes you’ve edited throughout the day
- Receive constructive feedback from filmmakers and peers

4.45pmPanel Q&A

- Live Q&A with filmmakers with backgrounds in post-production
- Key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice

5.30pmClose

*exact programme format subject to change without notice.

Fees, Eligibility and Options

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 both days.

In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

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.

Venues, Dates & Locations

London, UK

In-Person

4th - 5th December 2021

University College London (UCL)

Gower Street

Bloomsbury

WC1E 6BT

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Live Online

In-Person

4th - 5th December 2021

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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In-Person

4th - 5th December 2021

University College London (UCL)

Gower Street

Bloomsbury

WC1E 6BT

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Online

4th - 5th December 2021

11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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AmbitionX

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.

COVID-19 Group

We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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