Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Upcoming - Raindance

Upcoming Raindance Courses in London
We don't teach filmmaking
- we make filmmakers

We have 5 of our very successful courses coming up in London this summer. These have been taken by people who are now making it in the film industry.

If you have an idea for a film or want a course that will give you the knowledge and experience to get in there and start filming, take a look at what we can offer.

Movie Write & Sell the Hot Script
Sat/Sun 14/15 July, 9.30am-6pm
What do Edgar Wright (HOT FUZZ, SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Arabella Cecil (KILIMANJARO: TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA), Clive Bradley (WAZ) and Jake West (EVIL ALIENS, PUMPKINHEAD: ASHES TO ASHES, DOGHOUSE) have in common? All took Write and Sell the Hot Script - Elliot Grove's accliamed weekend writing course.

Getting your idea from your head to a sheet of paper means a journey of just eighteen inches. Approach the journey in the right way, and you will arrive safely. Start this journey unprepared and you will end up wandering and confused, your idea locked inside you. Those eighteen inches may as well be a million miles.

Discover the insider trade secrets that are designed to keep outsiders from breaking into the industry. Find out shortcuts to success and how to map out a hugely rewarding career, learning from the success and failure of others. Learn how to maximise your personal resources in order to create an image and mystique about yourself and your work. Discover proven techniques that enable you to master the page and show it who's boss. Learn how to guide your idea down the page. A hot script is the quickest way into the film industry.

Write & Sell the Hot Script
14/15 July, 9.30am-6pm
Central London
£225+VAT (£264.38), Members save 15% = £224.72
Call 0207 287 2822 or Book Online Here

Suggested Reading: Raindance Writers Lab Order Online Here

Elliot Grove The Writers' Lab
18 July, one evening a week for seven weeks, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Raindance founder Elliot Grove has developed a simple, practical approach to screenwriting. The Writers' Lab is for writers with projects or strong ideas who would like guidance during the process of creating a first draft.

After seven weeks, participants should have written at least the first thirty pages of their script and have the information to complete the first draft within four to eight weeks.

A past alumnus of this course is Julian Fellowes, who went on to write GOSFORD PARK, TWO BROTHERS and VANITY FAIR

No one in Europe knows more writers than Elliot Grove. Want a taste of how Elliot works? For a free article titles The 7 Secrets To A Successfull Script send an email to 7secrets@raindance.co.uk

The Writers' Lab
18 July, one evening a week for seven weeks, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Central London
£145+VAT (£170.37), Members save 15% = £144.82
Call 0207 287 2822 or Book Online Here
Suggested Reading: Elliot's Book: Order Online Here from Amazon.

HDV Shoot The HDV Shoot
Sat/Sun 4/5 Aug, 10am-6.30pm
Ever wanted to just get out there and shoot a film? Well you can, cheaply and efficiently with the many HDV cameras available on the market right now. The so-called digital revolution has put broadcast quality video cameras into the reach of just about everyone.

Broadcast quality and very easy to use, HDV is an ideal tool for filmmakers to make films on a low budget without compromising on quality of image.

All you need are good ideas and a great script and with a little technical know how you can get going. You will also learn how to edit the film, create a high-quality tape that can be used to submit to festivals, distributors and to use on your showreel. With the advent of HD television, more and more broadcasters and seeking material originated on the HD/HDV format

Participants will be given a DVD copy of the rushes and a rough cut. You will have the opportunity to do all of the jobs on the shoot: direct, operate the camera, set up lights, work with professional actors and record professional-quality location sound.

The HDV Shoot
4/5 Aug, 10am-6.30pm
Central London
£250+VAT (£293.75), Members save 15% = £249.69
Call 0207 287 2822 or Book Online Here

Light The Power Of Lighting
Tuesday 9 Aug, 6.30 - 9pm
The cheapest and most effective way to make your production look fabulous is by using simple lighting techniques that are explained in this informative and entertaining evening class.

Chris Thomas explains the principles of 3 point lighting.

The Power Of Lighting
Tuesday 9 Aug, 6.30 - 9pm
Central London
£30 inc VAT, Members save 15% = £25.50
Call 0207 287 3833 or Book Online Here

Monitor Directing Performance
11/12 Aug, 10am-6.30pm
Central London
£225+VAT (£264.38), members £224.72

Directing Performance introduces directors to the acting process and demonstrates techniques to enable directors to promote strong performances.
By developing the inner and outer worlds of the characters through their relationships with their environment, other characters and themselves, a great story can be given further depth and will create a greater involvement for the audience.
Working with professional actors, Chris Thomas will demonstrate how the director can gain clues from the text, think creatively about casting, and together with their cast create rich characterisations and relationships, no matter what the film is about.

Participants will gain insight into how actors prepare, explore ways to use rehearsal and direct actors during the shoot. The course will be illustrated through examples, demonstration and review of scenes shot during the class.

Mark Mahon (STRENGTH AND HONOUR) took this course before directing his debut feature earlier this year.

Directing Performance
11/12 Aug, 10am-6.30pm
Central London
£225+VAT (£264.38), Members save 15% £224.72
Call 0207 287 3833 of Book Online Here

These writing and directing courses are some of the best out there. If we can't help you, no-one can. Sign up and we'll put you, too, on the road to success.

Will Pearce
Course Director
Raindance Festivals Limited

Raindance offers the following discounts:

- students/OAPs/UB40 - 10%
- members of any film organisation - 10%
- members of Raindance
- 15%
- repeater fee (if you have taken the course before - 50%
- out-of-town discount: 10% for anyone living outside the M25
- call 0207 287 3833 for details of group booking discounts
please note: Discounts cannot be combined
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