Ages 15-18 •
Live Online OR In Person
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.
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
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
Q&A time with a panel of filmmakers to ask all your burning questions
Meet directors, producers, editors, scriptwriters, technicians and more
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)
11.00amThe World of Filmmaking
2.00pmFilming at home: Storyboarding and Cinematography
4.00pmCareer Coaching: Breaking into the industry
*exact programme format subject to change without notice.
11.00amThe World of Post-Production
11.30amSound in Post-Production
3.30pmCareer Coaching: Building a portfolio
4.30pmThe Film Screening
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.
‘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.
3rd - 4th December
University College London (UCL)
11am - 5:30pm (UK time)
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.
If 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). 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.
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