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The London Film School are offering a variety of part time courses between now and the end of the year. We can speak for the quality here – Roger Hyams’ series on ‘How Long is a Short?’ was previewed at our BAFTA Filmmakers’ Market in July to great acclaim.

More details, and links below…

Fast Forward Producing
Workshop #6: The Whole Shooting Match:
Managing the Production

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October 2012, £420

The course aims at defining the responsibilities of the producer when the shoot has started, when every change of script, location and schedule needs to be judged and documented.

For more information go to: http://www.lfs.org.uk/courses/fastforward/managing-production.php

Fast Forward Producing

Workshop #7: ‘We’ll fix it in post…’
Post-Production & Delivery

Wednesday 31st October – Saturday 3rd November 2012, £480

Post-production begins in pre-production. It is almost as complex as production. Its process is not nearly as widely known, and is widely misunderstood. The aim of this workshop is for each participant to understand how post-production connects to the final outcome, all the technical decisions, made in pre-production and during the shoot. This 4-day workshop is presented by Post-Production Producer Meg Clark.

For more information go to: http://www.lfs.org.uk/courses/fastforward/postproduction-delivery.php

Visual Storytelling: An Introduction for Directors, Writers & Producers

Fri 12th – Sun 14th Oct 2012, £290

How do you tell a story visually? What makes a film a film, and not TV? We could say a “real” movie is one that’s mostly comprehensible with the sound turned off. But where do we start? In this introductory 3-day workshop, director Josh Appignanesi takes participants shot by shot into the heart of cinema by introducing the following issues:
* What choices make a shot tell the story your way?

* How do you juxtapose this shot with your other shots through editing, to create suspense and involvement?

* How do you create a system of images that build into a memorable visual story?

* How do you refer to and exploit the assumptions every audience brings to a film in advance?

* What is it that makes a given filmmaker distinctive?

* How do you apply these ideas practically in your prep and on your set?

For more information go to: http://www.lfs.org.uk/courses/workshops/directing/wsdir08/index.php

How Long Is A Short? The Art of Short Filmmaking

6-session eve course, Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Wed 14th Nov – Wed 19th Dec 2012, £500

In this 6-session evening course, writer and script consultant Roger Hyams and invited guest filmmakers will aim to tackle all of these questions and more, giving emphasis to the aesthetic potential of the form.

The centrepiece of the course is a practical 6-part script development workshop. This is an opportunity for each participant to develop an original idea for a short film. Accompanying these practical sessions are screenings of shorts by award-winning guest filmmakers, followed by Q&As with the makers themselves.

For more information go to: http://www.lfs.org.uk/courses/workshops/swriting/wssw08/index.php

About Soho Shorts

We celebrate the wealth of talent working across all genres of short format productions. For us that means anything under 45minutes including fiction, factual, animation, music video, and digital content in every degree. Year round Soho Shorts helps curate programme across the UK and internationally. Contact us if you want to team up.


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