99 Minute Film School Can you learn everything about the film industry in 99 Minutes? Of course not. But you will be amazed at how much you can learn, in just 99 minutes, with Raindance founder, Elliot Grove.
You may have heard of the Raindance film training programme before. Here's the perfect way to try us out!
Filmmakers' Foundation Certificate Have the film industry demystified in five evenings and learn the basics of writing, directing and producing.
Week 1. Writing for Low Budget Films Concentrate on how to get the most out of your script, locations and actors and how to make sure these elements will be in line with a low budget.
Week 2. Essentials of Lo-to-No Budget Filmmaking Making movies can be very expensive but debut films are usually made on miniscule budgets. A successful filmmaker can make the ordinary seem extraordinary, enhancing the film's production values.
Week 3. Director's Toolkit Actors, cinematographers and directors form one of the most exciting relationships on a movie set. New directors need to learn to communicate their vision to their cast and crew in order to get the best results on screen. Week 4. Introduction to Production Computer and camera companies have developed a bewildering array of low cost editing and camera equipment. Learn how to choose the right equipment and maximise its potential for the edit of your movie.
Week 5 Breaking Into The Film Industry If you really want to work in the film industry as a writer, director or producer, your chances of success increase if you make a plan of attack. Learn how to identify areas of interest to you, and how to approach the right people - the people who can help you or hire you.
Writers' Foundation Certificate To enable new and aspiring writers to explore their ideas and to provide a framework for self-exploration and discovery.
Week 1: Tools of the Beginning What is an idea? Where do they come from? How to create compelling ideas Copyright and how to protect your ideas Proper script format and style guide
Week 2 - Casting your movie/story How to create compelling characters that zoom out of the screen and stay with you Magnification, traits and other tools Case study: a character from a current movie will be analysed
Week 3 - Building Your Story Scene writing and story structure Creating a page-turner Suspense and other dramatic tools
Week 4 - Writing Compelling Dialogue The 14 tricks and traps of writing dialogue The 3 tracks for recording dialogue Honing and mixing effective dialogue
Week 5 - Pitching Skills Workshop Pitching is one of the most essential skills needed for a successful career in the film industry. It is also one of the least considered by new entrants to the industry.
Directors' Foundation Certificate This course is designed to provide new directors with the basic techniques and information needed to direct a short film or feature. Week 1: The Director And The Script The script is the blueprint for a movie. The director's job is to read and interpret the screenplay. Discover how a good director translates the written word into the visual elements on the screen.
Week 2: The Director And The Rehearsal The director's challenge is to communicate his/her vision to the cast. Learn to run a rehearsal and create mood and tension by inspiring the actors and using the tool of staging.
Week 3: The Grammar Of Directing Directors use a variety of shots and lenses to compose their scenes and create a vocabulary of cinematic techniques and processes. Directors must learn the do's and don'ts of film grammar.
Week 4: Directing The Shoot Using professional actors and a DV camera, a short scene will be shot to demonstrate the techniques used by professionals.
Week 5: Directing The Edit In the edit, the audiovisual material collected during the shoot is reorganised to tell the story in the best way. The director must thoroughly understand the editing process.