We have streamed our diplomas into easy-to-understand modules, starting in June and ending in August. By taking a Raindance diploma you will be able to focus on a particular area, directing, writing or producing. Alternatively you may want to get an overview of all of these areas and do the filmmakers' diploma.
Our courses are not taught by teachers - they are taught by filmmakers who can teach. Our team also run the Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards.
Raindance courses make great gifts. You can give someone a Raindance course from as little as £30.
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Director's Diploma £1,335.00 + VAT with 15% discount £1134.75 + VAT = £1,333.33 Raindance members £1068.00 + VAT = £1,254.90 Everybody wants to direct. Learning the skills needed to break into the film industry as a director requires a lifetime of learning.
Here are the courses Raindance has developed since 1992 to assist and train directors with the skills needed to suceed:
You can take these courses individually as well (just follow the links).
Hands On Directing 2 Weekend of 12/13 July 10 - 6:00pm One-on-one instruction in a small group with Patrick Tucker. Directing Performance Weekend of 2/3 August 10 - 6pm How to get great screen performances from your actors. The Short Film Project 12/13/14 and 16 (day) August Professional actors, a test script: On the day of the shoot you will have the opportunity to direct, shoot etc.
*Remember - you can add additional courses at the Diploma Discount
So You Want To Direct?
For our FREE article THE NINE ROUTES TO BREAKING IN AS A DIRECTOR, click here.
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£705.00 + VAT with 15% discount £599.25 + VAT = £704.12 Raindance members £564.00 + VAT = £662.70
This diploma is designed to introduce writers to the fundamentals and art of scriptwriting
Write and Sell The HOT Script Weekend of 12/13 July 9:30 - 6pm Learn the basics of writing, and Day 2: How to sell your script. This course gets international aclaim. Movie Money Tuesday 15 July 6:30 - 9:30pm Where the money is and how to find it.
For a FREE article explaining the key phrases and catch words for independent filmmaking and filmmkers, click here.
How Our Courses Work
Our courses repeat every four months, except for special events with major guest directors, producers and screenwriters - which happen once a year.
You can book an individual course or a series of courses to make up a Raindance Diploma in your area of interest: Writing, Directing, Producing, or Filmmaking.
If you are unsure of which course to take, call me up, Will Pearce, on 0207 287 3833 and ask as many questions as you like. As Course Director at Raindance, my job is to make sure you pick the right course for your skill level and your interest, and your budget.
Whatever course or courses you choose, I can promise you that our courses deliver the most amount of information in the least amount of time at the best possible price.
We have bundled our courses together by topic, and offer them to you at a discount.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When do your Diplomas start? Diploma courses start on June 3, 2008.
2. How do I know which Diploma is best for me? Our website has details on each course. If you need more information or advice, or if you are still unsure which diploma is best for you, give us a call on 0207 287 3833
3. How long does each Diploma take? Most diplomas run over a four month period (part-time - evenings and weekends)
4. Is there a payment plan? There are payment plans available, for details please call 0207 287 3833
5. What happens if I can't make a date for a course? Rescheduling is usually not a problem, however we require a minimum of five days notice before the class start date.
6. Are Raindance diplomas officially recognized? While Raindance courses are not officially recognized by government bodies, they are widely recognized within the film industry. Our record speaks for itself.
7. What if I am still unsure? You must be really busy preparing for the 16th Raindance Film Festival and the 11th British Independent Film Awards, and you won't want to be disturbed with amateur questions? Don't be silly. If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't exist. Our telephone number is 0207 287 3833, and if I am busy, ask for Joe or Elliot. Useful Funding Information
Raindance Festivals Limited is a DFeS (Department For Education and Skills) approved provider of courses eligible for Career Development Loans.
Students who are over 18, live in the UK and who want to take our courses are eligible to apply for a minimum of £300 up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover tuition and/or living expenses. The loans offer favorable terms such as interest rate payment deferral.
Students can learn more by clicking here. The Raindance provider code is 6835.
PLUS: For more details on funding schemes Arista Development have a very useful training bursary guide for 2006. Note: you will need Acrobat Reader software to view this PDF document:
Raindance Gift Certificates
Why not make the filmmaker in your life happy with a Raindance Gift Certificate? Call us on 0207 287 3833, and I will talk you through it.
We all love to procrastinate - especially when it comes to following your dreams.
In the film industry, procrastinators are never tolerated, although they are humoured. If you are serious about filmmaking - either as a filmmaker, a cinema fan or a newcomer wondering about filmmaking as a career - there is a course for you at Raindance.
If you have any doubts, please call me on 0207 287 3833. If I can't answer your questions, I probably know someone who can.
I hope to see you soon.
Will Pearce Raindance Festivals Limited
DISCOUNTS - Ask about our special repeater fee (-50%) if you have taken this course before and would like a refresher - Ask about our Group Booking discount for 3+ students - Members of Raindance get a 15% discount on all single courses AND an additional 5% off Diploma courses. - Students, OAP's and UB40's get a 10% discount
Discounts cannot be combined.
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If you decide to attend and find that any Raindance course is overhyped, unsuitable or simply does not meet or exceed your expectations, let a member of Raindance know by noon on the first day of a weekend course, or after the first night on an evening course for no-questions-asked refund.
Of course you can book an individual course.
And there is a 10% out-of-town discount.
If you are uncertain which course to take - call Raindance on 0207 287 3833. we will listen to you and your career aspirations and recommend the right course for you.
Raindance members save 15% on single courses, 20% on Diplomas
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