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  1. 1. PROSPECTUS 2013
  2. 2. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 12 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013
  3. 3. 2 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 DID YOU KNOW? In 2011 total UK production spend hit £1.2 billion, the highest figure recorded. Film London Of the top 200 global box office successes of 2001-2011, 31 films are based on stories and characters created by UK writers. Together they have earned more than $20 billion (£12.3 billion) at the worldwide box office. BFI Statistical Yearbook 2012 International investment set a new record in 2011, with over £1 billion spent in the UK, a 3% increase on 2010. Film London 62,000 people worked in the UK film industry in 2011, of whom 39,000 worked in film and video production BFI Statistical Yearbook 2012 The UK share of the global theatrical market in 2011 was 17% ($5.6 billion) up from 14% ($4.5 billion) in 2010. BFI Statistical Yearbook 2012 The top 20 UK films grossed £376 million, one third of the total UK box office. BFI Statistical Yearbook 2012 In 2010, the UK film industry had a total turnover of £7.2 billion, which made it, in real terms, nearly two and a half times its size in 1995 BFI Statistical Yearbook 2012 METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 3METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 3 DEAR FILMMAKER, t Met Film School you learn filmmaking by making films. From day one we throw you in at the deep end, and help you develop in your chosen field through a carefully constructed programme of production experience and education in industry practice, vocabulary and conventions. We’re more than just a film school. It’s no accident that we are based in Ealing Studios, the oldest working film studios in the UK. Our award-winning production company, Met Film Production, and busy post production facility, Met Post, are integral to our offering, and we’re proud of our pitch forums, masterclasses, and the community of professionals who love to work with and teach our students as much as they do making films. Whichever programme you choose, whether it’s long or short, general or specialist, a first degree or a treat to yourself, we look forward to welcoming you to the school and helping you navigate your path through the wonderful and complex world of film.
 Jonny Persey School Director and Film Producer
  4. 4. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 54 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 THE HISTORY OF MET FILM SCHOOL et Film School was founded in 2003. Since then we have grown substantially and now have an extensive campus at Ealing Studios, two shooting stages and a school in Berlin. Here are a few key moments from our story… 2003 Met Film School opens offering an eight-week programme in filmmaking ‘From Story to Screen in Eight-Weeks’. 2005 Met Film acquires Remote Productions and launches Met Film Post. Christoph Röhl, one of the Met Film School founders, directs and releases his feature film Ein Teil von mir, co-written with fellow Met Film School tutor Philippe Longchamp. 2006 Producer Jonny Persey joins Met Film, bringing production company APT Films into the fold as Met Film Production. 2007 Met Film School introduces a BA qualification in Practical Filmmaking, a suite of one-year CertHE qualifications and a one-year DipHE programme. 2008 Met Film Production are award- winners at SXSW festival for their documentary film Heavy Load. 2009 Met Film School student Daniel Demissie pitches his idea for a documentary – about a group of athletes in rural Ethiopia – to the Met Film Production team. The film, Town Of Runners, goes into production with Daniel as Co-Producer. 2010 Met Film Production release feature film The Infidel across UK cinemas, also win an award at the Silverdocs festival for their documentary feature Men Who Swim, and the film is broadcast on the BBC under the title Sync or Swim. Sterke Verhalen (Tall Stories), and feature film written and directed by former Met Film School students Teddy Cherim and Kees van Nieukerk, is released in the Netherlands across 32 screens. 2011 Met Film School introduces an MA qualification validated by Bournemouth University. Met Film Production and Met Film School celebrates the screening of documentary feature film Donor Unknown and student film Paper, directed by Egill Kristbjornsson at Tribeca Film Festival. Met Film Production options a screenplay by Met Alumni Greg Ardanowski. 2012 Met Film School goes global, with the launch of their second school in Berlin, located at the historic Havel Studios. Their London school continues to grow with the introduction of a range of new courses to its timetable. Met Film Production and Met Film School are represented at the Tribeca Film Festival with the screening of Town of Runners, produced by Met Film School student Dan Demissie. Feature film ‘Leila’ directed and produced by Met Film School tutor, Lesley Manning and Producer Kirsten McFie, won both the Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Narrative at the United Film Festival London. et Film School is the only film school in the UK that’s based within a working film studio. Ealing Studios is the oldest continually operating studio in the world and is a prestigious hub for filmmaking talent. Here are just a few films and TV series shot at Ealing Studios: THE LADYKILLERS A LONG WAY DOWN DOWNTON ABBEY THE HOLLOW CROWN STAR WARS: EPISODE TWO SHAUN OF THE DEAD BURKE AND HARE VALIANT ABOUT TIME TWO FACES OF JANUARY I GIVE IT A YEAR ST. TRINIAN’S THE QUEEN PRINCE OF PERSIA BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON NOTTING HILL EALING STUDIOS 4 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 DowntonAbbey,GaryMoyes TheHollowCrown,JossBarratt
  5. 5. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 76 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 ince Film London was launched in 2004 filming in the capital has risen by a massive 30%, making it one of the world’s busiest filming cities. According to the BFI Statistical Yearbook 2011, the UK share of the global cinema market for 2010 was 14% ($4.5 billion) - double that of 2009. There is also a year on year increase in UK film production spend, and with global box- office successes such as The King’s Speech showcasing the wealth of British acting and directing talent, London is fast becoming a jewel in the crown of the worldwide film industry. Studying in London means that you have access to a huge range of resources and can draw inspiration from a rich heritage of filmmaking. London houses organisations such as the British Film Institute, The Cinema Museum, The Kubrick Archives, The London Film Museum, and busy film studios such as Pinewood, Shepperton and, home of Met Film School, Ealing Studios. Match this with a vibrant arthouse cinema scene and a multitude of film clubs, and you have all you need to enhance your education in the craft of film. FILMMAKING IN LONDON Here are just some of the recent films shot in London: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 SHERLOCK HOLMES PROMETHEUS THE KING’S SPEECH PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER THE IRON LADY MY WEEK WITH MARILYN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES SKYFALL (BOND 23) WILD BILL DIANA OUR STUDENT PRODUCTIONS METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 7 OUR STUDENT PRODUCTIONS FEATURE FILMS WILL BE MADE BY MET FILM SCHOOL STUDENTS OVER THE NEXT YEAR STUDENTS HAVE ATTENDED MET FILM SCHOOL TO DATE 6 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 Image:LukaszKondracki 5,000+ SHORT FILMS WILL BE MADE AT MET FILM SCHOOL OVER THE NEXT YEAR 800
  6. 6. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 98 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN Met Film School opened its doors to budding filmmakers nearly 10 years ago, and following its success we are delighted to launch our Berlin campus. Met Film School Berlin follows the same ethos as our London School, offering an intensive practical filmmaking experience taught by industry professionals in an active film studio. All our classes are taught in English as part of our continuing commitment to provide students with active participatory learning, professional development and self-exploration. It’s also possible for overseas students to work 180 half days per year (four hours a day) whilst studying in Germany. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE On most of our courses, students write, produce, direct and edit their own short films with the support of their tutors. Students benefit from hands- on experience via numerous shooting and directing exercises, tailored coaching through one-to-one and group sessions with our tutors and access to state-of-the-art digital technology. STUDYING IN BERLIN Located in Berlin’s West End District, Havel Studios’ peaceful and spacious location offers excellent filmmaking facilities a mere 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan cultural hub that is downtown Berlin. Brimming with packed out cafes, trendy bars and hip nightlife Berlin sets the bar as a scene-stealer of a city. Filmmakers from all around the globe are attracted to Berlin with around 300 films being shot here each year. At the centre of the film scene is the Berlin International Film Festival, which is a source of inspiration in the global film community. Juxtaposed against Berlin’s trendiness is a city with an extraordinary past. A centre of political and economic tensions for many years, Berlin was the hub of a fascist regime, bombed, divided and finally reunited. History smacks you in the face at every turn with famous landmarks such as the Reichstag, re-designed by Lord Norman Foster and centre for the German Parliament since 1999, and what’s left of the Berlin Wall – a stark reminder of the physical barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic to divide East and West Berlin. spacious grounds right on The Stoessensee. During the war years the buildings were badly damaged and restoration followed in 1945 when the building was reopened as ARCA Film Studios. During the 1950’s the Fa. Film Company also used the studios for smaller productions. From 2001 to 2003 the studios lay dormant until the photographer and filmmaker, Bernd Böhm took over the Studios and saved them from ruin with a complete renovation. Today the studios are an integral part of the Berlin film studio landscape. Producers, photographers and set designers value the idyllic setting, its convenient location to the city, and the comprehensive facilities available. The Studios were also used for cinematic films such as Oscar nominated Wim Wender’s 1984 film Paris - Texas and also his 1986 film Wings of Desire. PREPARING YOU FOR YOUR CAREER We work hard to prepare our students to make films that will work in cinema, but we also understand film in the broader sense, and prepare students for new career paths within the changing digital landscape by providing insight into the various platforms through which film can now be enjoyed, from Internet video-on-demand to mobile phones and HD TV. PROGRAMMES TO FIT YOUR NEEDS We select students who show passion, talent, and determination to succeed, and offer a variety of full-time and weekend programmes to fit your needs, whether you’re a school leaver looking for an intensive two-year degree programme; a graduate looking to build on your academic experience with a highly practical immersive programme; or a working professional considering a change in career direction. Met Film School Berlin is based in the beautiful Havel Studios, which is steeped in history. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a popular tourist destination for Berliners due to its stunning location and Some other sights well worth a visit are The Funkturm (radio tower) which has been transmitting signals since 1926 and offers sweeping views of the city from its 125m viewing platform, and the Tiergarten – the oldest public park in Berlin and a favourite haunt for locals and visitors alike. Berlin is a fun, modern, extremely livable city. The cost of living is affordable with a good standard of accommodation readily available. The transportation system runs like clockwork, and is excellent value for money with an all-day ticket costing in the region of €6. COURSES ACCREDITED PROGRAMMES BA(HONS)PRACTICALFILMMAKING 18 February 2013 30 September 2013 17 February 2014 29 September 2014 Price: €19,000/year ONE-YEAR (CERT HE) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING 18 February 2013 30 September 2013 17 February 2014 29 September 2014 Price: €19,000 PRACTICALFILMMAKING DIPLOMA 18 February 2013 30 September 2013 17 February 2014 29 September 2014 Price: €25,000 WEEKEND COURSES TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING 17 November 2012 26 January 2013 23 March 2013 25 May 2013 14 September 2013 22 March 2014 24 May 2014 13 September 2014 Price: €300
  7. 7. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 1110 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 WE’RE PART OF THE INDUSTRY We’re not just a film school; we’re part of an enterprise that makes films, teaches people to make films and offers post production services to the industry. In 2011 our production company Met Film Production released award-winning documentary feature Donor Unknown(nominated in 2011 for a Grierson Award, alongside another Met Film Production release Men Who Swim).In2010comedyfilmTheInfidel, written by author and comedian David Baddiel, was released in the USA and UK. To date it has sold to 40 territories world-wide. We currently have fiction and documentary projects in pre- production. “THE INFIDEL WILL BE THE SUMMER’S FUNNIEST FILM” The Evening Standard “SHARP, WISE AND VERY FUNNY” Time Out London “NOTHING IN THE HOLLYWOOD IMAGINATION CAN COMPETE WITH THE PLOT OF DONOR UNKNOWN” The Sunday Times “SURPRISING, AMUSING AND ODDLY MELANCHOLIC: A GENUINE HUMAN DRAMA” Time Out London “…A SKILLFULLY CONSTRUCTED LOOK AT A VERY MODERN FAMILY” Total Film “A NIGH-ON PERFECT DOCUMENTARY” The Independent “…HIGHLY ENJOYABLE” The Sunday Times “…HEARTFELT AND QUIETLY MOVING” Metro, highlights “THE ETHIOPIAN TOWN THAT’S HOME TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST DISTANCE RUNNERS.”” Guardian “IN AN OLYMPIC YEAR, HERE’S AN INSPIRATIONAL REMINDER OF WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.” Total Film Our Industry Partners: PRAISE FOR THE INFIDEL PRAISE FOR DONOR UNKNOWN PRAISE FOR MEN WHO SWIM PRAISE FOR TOWN OF RUNNERS
  8. 8. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 1312 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSEPCTUS 2012 OUR TUTORS All of our tutors are industry professionals who will help you gain the experience, skills and contacts you need to launch your career. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 1312 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 DAVID BALFOUR Director of Undergraduate Programmes & Independent Producer LISA NEELEY Director of Student Affairs and Post-Graduate Programmes Director of screenplay and story development consultancy, StoryHQ ALAN LEWIS 3D artist and compositor with over 12 years experience in the CG industry FAYE Head of Camera, Light and Sound, with camera credits on Sunshine, Below and Top Gear JAMIE NUTTGENS Co-Producer of Red Riding and Raindance Festival winner with The Blue Tower KAROLINE MOSER Editor of documentary strands Extraordinary People and Equinox Special ASHER TLALIM Leading Documentary Tutor at Met Film School. Award-winning writer and director of more than 50 films. Credits include Galoot ORLANDO SEALE Actor. Credits include: The West Wing, Ghost Whisperer, The IT Crowd, Casualty and films Sleepy Hollow, French Film and Fred Claus MARK BARRS Camera department with credits including Jane Eyre, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Hogfather and Waking the Dead LESLEY MANNING Award-winning Director of BBC Films’ Ghostwatch and My Sister Wife, BBC’s Blood Rights, Berkley Square and Drovers’ Gold CHRIS BOULD Multiple BAFTA-winning Director of My Friend Joe and Whose Line Is It Anyway? EMMA LINDLEY Award-winning producer and director of BBC documentary Big Brother, ITV series My Parents Are Aliens and BBC series Brum HARRIET WOOTLIFF A BAFTA nominated Writer/ director MATTHEW SHARE Sound Department on Top Gear and documentary, Richard Wilson on Hold ROBIN VIDGEON, BSC Cinematographer for Hellraiser, The Mission, The Fly II and Additional Photography on The World is not enough CLAIRE MOORSOM Founder of Seymour Films and story editor for TV and film projects including Hustle, Donkey Punch and The Giblet Boys IAN KNOX Award-winning Director of Martino Unstrung KANT PAN Academy Award-nominated Editor of The Crying Game PAUL WHEELER BSC Former BBC Senior Drama Cameraman and Director of Photography of Inspector Morse, Oklahoma and King Lear PHILIP SINDALL Camera Operator on Nanny McPhee, Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Mamma Mia! DAN ROBERTS Editor on A fantastic fear of everything, and Editorial Department on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Dirty Pretty Things BEN MORRIS Experienced Director of Holby City, Casualty, The Bill and Doctors JUSTIN TREFGARNE Screenwriter-Director currently working on debut feature film Dreck SIMON SHORE Award-winning writer/director of features, TV drama, and documentaries; teaches directing and other aspects filmmaking DAVID GAMBLE Oscar-nominated, BAFTA- winning Editor of Shakespeare in Love, Veronica Guerin and Shopgirl ALEX ASHCROFT Sound Recordist on Silent Witness and Flawless LAURA SMITH Director on TV programmes The Cut, Doctors and Hollyoaks PHILIPPE LONGCHAMP Professional script consultant. Clients have included Miramax and New Line Cinema BREN SIMSON Director of People and Power, Alive and Heartbeat RACHEL WOOD Head of Screenwriting at Met Film School. Formerly Head of Production at Catch23UK and Head of Development at Scala Productions HELEN MCGREGOR Published novelist and writer and Associate Screen Arts Tutor at the NFTS ANUREE DE SILVA Editing tutor who worked on films such as Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary SASHA SNOW Documentary director and Director of Photography on productions for BBC, Tiger Aspect and Channel 4 NIC MORRIS BSC Feature Film, TV Drama and Commercials Director of Photography, with special interest in digital workflows GILL WILKINSON Director for television series’ including The Bill, Casualty and Grange Hill RORY KILALEA Writer and Director of award-winning play Colours DAVID MARTIN Editor of Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell Returns ANTHONY ALLEYNE Award-winning writer/director and head of independent production company Born Wild. Senior Screenwriting and Directing Tutor at Met Film School
  9. 9. 14 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 fter leaving Met Film School our students have gone on to achieve success in a variety of roles, whether freelance on independent productions, at established media companies, or even setting up their own companies. Our students have worked for: MET FILM PRODUCTION BBC BBC WRITERS ACADEMY BBC DRAMA BBC MULTIPLATFORM BBC3 DISNEY UNIVERSAL PICTURES TALKBACK THAMES WORKING TITLE FILMFOUR WARP FILMS THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PULSE FILMS REMEDY PRODUCTIONS EINSTEIN FILMS 19 ENTERTAINMENT ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT STEEL MILL PICTURES PRIME FOCUS MTV EMI NOKIA ADIDAS RED BULL HMX MEDIA BLINKBOX METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 15 ALUMNI IN THE INDUSTRY DOWNTON ABBEY ONE DAY CLASH OF THE TITANS ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS (BAFTAS) PRINCE OF PERSIA PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES HARRY POTTER WOLVERINE THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA THE DARK KNIGHT ST TRINIAN’S EASTENDERS HOLBY CITY FRESHLY SQUEEZED GONZO WITH ALEXA CHUNG YOUNG VICTORIA ANNA KARENINA NME AWARDS DR WHO TORCHWOOD MUMFORD AND SONS MUSIC VIDEO STRICTLY COME DANCING SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? CASUALTY HOLBY CITY HEROES SURVIVORS THE CUT ROBIN HOOD MERLIN DOCTORS POIROT ALEXANDER MCQUEEN TRIBUTE SHOOT t Met Film School we offer a range of opportunities for our students to engage with professionals during their time with us – to give them the best transition possible into the film industry and beyond. Here are some examples of productions our students have worked on: BabyBlue,LisamariaLaxholm Locked,BAStudentFeaature film,photobyJonOlavStokkeInjuries,Jean-PhilippeBlunt FleetingLights,KenyaBradingTheHighPrceofGold,RossDomoney Doremi,RafaelMedinaAdalfio
  10. 10. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 1716 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 OUR ETHOS You need to understand the film industry to work within it. Industry standards are high – it’s a business after all – and to succeed you must learn the practical, behavioural and creative skills expected to work as part of a team. That’s why, as well as employing tutors from the industry, we encourage you to participate in extra-curricular workshops, placements, events and forums to aid your development. We also actively support students looking to submit their work into festivals, and hold an annual showcase where industry professionals are invited to view selected student films. Your experience will challenge you mentally, physically and emotionally. But we promise that it will be stimulating, fun and immensely rewarding. Whichever programme you choose, you can be assured that it has been designed to meet the needs of today’s film and media industries. All courses are developed in consultation with industry partners and in line with Skillset’s vocational standards. Met Film School has received notification that the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has scheduled us for a review for educational oversight during 2012. FILM FESTIVALS At Met Film School we actively support selected student films at festivals, and all students on our accredited programmes are encouraged to promote their own work through the festival circuit. In 2012 Met Film’s presence at the Tribeca Film Festival included the Met Film production Town of Runners, produced by Met Film School student Dan Demissie. MET FILM PITCH FORUM The Met Film Pitch Forum is a bi-monthly event that is run in conjunction with Met Film Production – our in-house production company. The pitch forum offers students and alumni the chance to submit their pitches for film projects – be they short, feature, documentary or drama – to our production team. As well as gaining valuable experience and feedback from the pitching process, there is a discretionary development fund available, designed to help move select projects forward. MET FILM SCHOOL COMMUNITY
  11. 11. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 1918 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 MET MASTERCLASSES e organise a number of masterclasses throughout the year to inform our students and enhance their studies with industry insights. We’ve welcomed a variety of guests to Met Film School to talk to our students, here are just a few… DAVID YATES Yates’ career includes renowned TV series State of Play, whilst his 2005 feature Girl in the Café was BAFTA and Emmy award-winning. Yates is also one of the most commercially successful British directors in recent years, having helmed films in the Harry Potter franchise including The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows parts one and two. KIRK JONES Writer and Director Kirk Jones visited Met Film School to talk about his career and experience shooting feature projects Waking Ned and Everybody’s Fine, starring Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore. Jones’ debut feature film Waking Ned made an unprecedented impact on the global box office and he has since directed Nanny McPhee starring Emma Thompson. JOHN LANDIS Director John Landis visited the school to talk about his career and latest movie Burke and Hare filmed at Ealing Studios. With a directorial career spanning four decades, Landis’ films have gone on to become some of the most popular movies of all time. DEAN CRAIG Dean Craig, writer of feature film Death At A Funeral, led a masterclass about his unique experience of making the same film for the UK and US markets. The US version reached number 4 in the June 2010 UK box office. SANDY LIEBERSON As outgoing Chair of Film London and ex-president of production at 20th Century Fox, Lieberson is a prolific figure in the film industry. His visit to the school gave students the chance to hear the views of a major industry figure and gain an insight into the business of filmmaking. STEPHEN FREARS Stephen Frears film career has seen him direct cult hits My Beautiful Launderette, Dirty Pretty Things and Prick Up Your Ears, he has been nominated for both an Oscar (Best Achievement in Directing) and a BAFTA (the David Lean Award for Direction) for The Queen, and has directed six women to acting Oscar nominations, including Michelle Pfeiffer and Helen Mirren (who won). JOHN FLETCHER: MD OF DISTRIBUTION PATHÉ UK Pathé have been responsible for some of the UK’s most prolific and diverse theatrical releases, from the multi Academy Award-winning Slumdog Millionaire, to Pedro Almodóvar’s 2011 release The Skin I Live In. As MD of distribution, John Fletcher offered Met Film School students an insight into what makes a good creative campaign and the decisions that go into presenting a feature film release. ASIF KAPADIA BAFTA winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia is known for his visually striking films exploring characters living in timeless, extreme and unforgiving landscapes. Not only garnering acclaim for his fiction films such as The Warrior and Far North, Kapadia has recently had great success with feature documentary Senna and shared his experiences with our students. SIR ALAN PARKER Sir Alan Parker, director, producer, writer and actor, began his film career through his association with producer David Puttnam when he wrote the screenplay for the feature Melody in 1971. Parker is best known for directing musical films including Bugsy Malone, Fame, Pink Floyd—The Wall, The Commitments and Evita. He was knighted in the 2002 New Year Honours. ASCHLIN DITTA To welcome the DVD release of the Met Film production French Film, writer Aschlin Ditta led a masterclass discussing his career and the differences working on feature and television projects. Ditta has written three series and two specials of The Catherine Tate Show and won Best Screenplay at the Monte Carlo Film Festival for his work on French Film. JUDY MORRIS Writer, Director and Actor Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Eye of the Storm) took part in a Q&A session with Met Film Students, providing an insight into her career and how she got into the business with her lively and “just do it” attitude. The key theme of the Q&A was “Be relentless” and never to believe your own publicity, because fortunes can change so quickly. HUGH BONNEVILLE Actor Hugh Bonneville is a familiar face to our screens, with a broad and varied career in film and television. He is best known for his role as Robert, Earl of Grantham in BAFTA award winning series Downton Abbey. JohnLandis KirkJones DavidYates
  12. 12. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 2120 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 21 ADVISORY BOARD STEPHEN FREARS “AT MET FILM SCHOOL YOU’LL SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME MAKING FILMS WITH THE SUPPORT OF PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS. I DON’T KNOW ANY OTHER WAY TO LEARN” Met Film School Patron and Director of High Fidelity, Dangerous Liaisons, Dirty Pretty Things and The Queen THOMAS HØEGH Founder of Arts Alliance SUSAN BENN Founder and Artistic Director of Performing Arts Labs HEATHER RABBATTS Chair of Shed Media, the group behind UK TV series Supernanny, Who Do You Think You Are? and the Academy Award-winning Man on Wire FRANCIS SERIAU Founder of the Tech Music School group BARNABY THOMPSON Head of Ealing Studios, Director of St. Trinian’s and Producer of An Ideal Husband JILL TANDY Head of Commercial Affairs at NBC Universal International Television Production CAMERON MCCRACKEN Managing Director of Pathé UK NIK POWELL Director of NFTS and Producer of The Crying Game DAVID KOSSE President of Universal Pictures International MICHAEL GUBBINS Former editor of Screen International ROGER LAUGHTON Former Chair of South West Screen and Deputy Chair of the British Film Institute CHRISTOPH RÖHL One of the founders of Met Film School and award-winning Director SARAH GAVRON Director of feature film Brick Lane JOHN WOODWARD MD Arts Alliance Ltd, previously Chief Executive of the UK Film Council, British Film Institute, and PACT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE 20 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 he professional practice certificate is a unique award developed by Met Film School to recognise outstanding students by communicating their professionalism to prospective employers. Students on our six-month, one and two-year programmes who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisation skills, initiative and film sense are awarded the Met Film School Professional Practice Certificate and access to our Industry Placement Scheme. The Met Film School Industry Placement Scheme seeks to provide students with placementsandjobswithinthefilm,televisionand media industries. The scheme’s participating companies span allsectorsoftheindustryandofferawiderangeof placement opportunities. A placement can often provide valuable experience and contacts and be a first step into a successful career within the creative industries. MET GO Met Film School launched its Graduate Opportunities department in September 2011. Met GO works in a number of key ways to provide personalised support to our graduates’ integration in the work place: festival support and campaigning; matching students to industry jobs and freelance opportunities; industry internships; competitions; and commercial and charitable productions. Recent studies showed that over 80% of graduates* from our full time programmes have found jobs in the Creative Industries within 6 months of graduating from Met Film School. *of the 81% of graduates contacted ur Advisory Board consists of accomplished industry professionals, including BAFTA members, major distributors, and award-winning filmmakers. “FILM WRITING AND DIRECTING CANNOT BE TAUGHT, ONLY LEARNT” Alexander Mackendrick, one of Ealing Studios’ best-known directors.
  13. 13. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 2322 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 egardless of their study programme we encourage students to be resourceful and pragmatic when it comes to production planning, as these are skills that will be transferable to all types of productions. To introduce the ideas present in the budgeting and planning process our students are allocated production credits to use against our in-house resources. This system ensures fair and appropriate access to our kit and facilities. Met Film School kit room is equipped with a range of sound, camera and lighting kits for students on their films, as well as exercises throughout the courses. Students on our longer programmes will act as crew on each other’s films, supported by external professionals where appropriate. By taking on a range of on-set roles, students gain the well-rounded production experience needed to aid their development as independent filmmakers. CAMPUS The main Met Film School campus is located on-site at Ealing Studios. Lessons take place in our teaching rooms or, if they include shooting exercises, around campus. Aside from scheduled teaching sessions, students have access to the school to continue working on their projects independently. Students are given their own portable hard-drive to store their rushes and they can use one of our 100+ Apple workstations to edit whenever the school is open. STUDIO FACILITIES The Met Film School has its own sound stage located within the Ealing Studios lot which is used for various practical workshops and teaching sessions; a multi- camera studio and gallery; and a separate studio with multiple varied shooting spaces for filmmaking, camera workshops and production. In addition to the sound stage, students at the Met Film School will experience a range of shooting environments. As well as our Ealing Studios campus, students also have access to our smaller studio located near our main site - the space offers a number of shooting possibilities and is used for teaching and practical exercises. OUR FACILITIES CAMERAS We have a wide range of camera facilities, which are available for students to hire for shoots using their production credits. Sony EX3 or equivalent is an industry workhorse, capable of stunning pictures. Students on our one and two year courses will also receive training on large sensor cameras, such as the Red One and Sony F3, and students on our specialist courses are able to liaise with our dedicated production team if they need additional kit hired in. LIGHTING AND SOUND Our kit room offers all the facilities students require to set up the basics for their shoot. This includes three-point lighting systems, sound kits and grips. Our kit room also holds boom poles, zeppelins, radio mics, hard drive sound recorders, mixers, dedo lights, flo lights, 1k and 2k fresnel lights and a range of simple dollies. A complement of lighting grip equipment (c-stands, magic arms, flags and polyboard) is also available to help students learn the craft of lighting.
  14. 14. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 2524 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 25 DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT “I WAS HIGHLY IMPRESSED BY MET FILM SCHOOL AND SPECIFICALLY THE CONTENT OF THE BA PROGRAMME THEY WERE OFFERING. IT WAS CLEAR THAT MUCH THOUGHT AND PLANNING HAD GONE INTO THE PREPARATION OF THE COURSE AND THE TUTORS WERE ALL EXPERIENCED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS” Vanessa Gibbes, Student “THIS COURSE PUT ME ON THE STARTING BLOCK OF PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING – I FEEL THAT I CAN NOW ACHIEVE MY GOAL TO BE A WRITER/ DIRECTOR” Christiaan Faberij de Jonge, Student “MET FILM SCHOOL WAS THE ONLY SCHOOL I FOUND THAT LET YOU WRITE, DIRECT AND EDIT YOUR OWN FILMS AND RETAIN THE RIGHTS TO THEM. I LOVED MY TIME THERE” Claire Dunne, Student “IT’S THRILLING TO BE INVOLVED WITH AN ORGANISATION THAT STRIVES TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE AND CARE FOR ITS STUDENTS, AND IS CONSTANTLY DEVELOPING IDEAS TO ENHANCE THIS” Karoline Moser, Tutor “ALL THE PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES HELPED BUILD MY TECHNICAL ABILITIES. I’M LEAVING WITH MUCH MORE CONFIDENCE IN MY SKILLS AS A FILMMAKER” Julia Newton, Student “OUR TUTORS’ KNOWLEDGE EXCEEDED THE NEEDS OF THE COURSE. THEY WERE FANTASTIC PEOPLE AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING SO WELL” Jozephine Czyrko, Student A PRACTICAL FOCUS TO ALL OUR PROGRAMMES “AN INTENSIVE, CHALLENGING AND HUGELY ENJOYABLE YEAR” Justin Carroll, Student “IT’S AN INTENSELY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT; DYNAMIC AND CREATIVE” Iain Hendry, Student “IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT FILMS AND FILMMAKING, GO TO MET FILM SCHOOL” Calvin Johnson, Student “I LEARNT MORE HERE IN FOUR WEEKS THAN I DID IN THE WHOLE OF MY UNIVERSITY COURSE” Ciara Constable, Student TEN GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE THE MET “WHAT I LOVE ABOUT WORKING AT MET FILM SCHOOL IS SEEING STUDENTS ACQUIRE THE RELEVANT PRACTICAL SKILLS AND INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE THAT HELPS THEM CHART THEIR OWN CAREER PATHS” Lisa Neeley, Tutor 24 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013
  15. 15. 26 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 MASTERS PROGRAMME StillfromToySoldiers,byJoseYapur–MetFilmSchoolgraduate
  16. 16. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 2928 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 MA IN FILMMAKING The MA in Filmmaking programme, validated by Bournemouth University, consists of a series of units led by experienced filmmaking practitioners. The programme enables you to complete a portfolio of up to six short projects, plus a Masters research or production project accompanied by an exhibition. The course is divided into eight units; Drama Production, Production For The Small Screen, Feature Film Production, Documentary Practice, Thinking Beyond: Experimental Film Conception & Creation, Working With Genre, and the final Masters research or production project followed by the compulsory exhibition. Within each eight-week unit you will develop an individual learning agreement with your tutor that sets out the project objectives you will pursue in a largely self-directed learning environment, which is combined with two weekend workshops. Where relevant, you will have access to teaching support in disciplines such as editing or directing, whilst you lead the necessary independent research to develop the project. You will also be expected to engage with the postgraduate online forum, which allows you to draw upon and share the expertise and opinions of your tutors and peers. Our MA programme enables you to develop a theoretical framework based on broader conceptual issues that will inform your research and filmmaking practice. Your projects will contribute to your showreel, demonstrating your individual voice as an advanced- level filmmaker. Students who successfully complete the first six units of the programme will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Filmmaking. All students must successfully complete the first six units to continue on to the Masters research or production project and exhibition phase of the programme. Those who complete all eight units successfully will be awarded the MA in Filmmaking. Please note that the option exists to undertake individual units on a standalone basis without production support. Please call our Enrolments Team for further information. Tel: +44(0)20 8280 9119 DRAMA PRODUCTION This unit will equip you with a precise understanding of advanced filmmaking practices and narrative skills. You will develop a critical understanding of the conceptual and organisational skills necessary for drama production, and gain an innovative understanding of the visual language of cinema. PRODUCTION FOR THE SMALL SCREEN During this unit you will gain in-depth knowledge of small screen production techniques in order to develop an innovative idea from concept to completion. The process will further your understanding of pitching and presenting a concept, as well as awareness of industry and market requirements for small screen production. FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION This unit will cover conceptual and professional practices relating to feature film production. You will have the option of filming a pilot, trailer, or extract, accompanied by a professional marketing package. Additionally, you will critically evaluate key issues of the feature film industry, such as commissioning, budgeting, finance, production management, marketing and distribution. DOCUMENTARY PRACTICE In this unit you will engage with the conceptual and professional skills necessary for the creation of a documentary film, for which you demonstrate an awareness of target audience, distribution outlets, and the ability to identify suitable story material. You will perform multiple roles simultaneously, such as director, producer, camera operator and sound recordist to an advanced industry standard. THINKING BEYOND: EXPERIMENTAL FILM CONCEPT AND CREATION During this unit you will apply an informed knowledge of film and other moving image media to produce and design a moving-image artwork and exhibition. You will demonstrate your understanding of applied theories, processes and practices associated with experimental film in order to create new perspectives on the work and its subject. WORKING WITH GENRE Through this unit you will develop an advanced understanding of genre and its impact on both filmmaking and audience. You will create a professional and critically informed project within a selected genre – applying your knowledge to innovate across generic conventions. You will display conceptual and practical engagement with genre across all decision-making processes, including production, marketing and distribution. MASTERS RESEARCH PROJECT This is a project that can be individual or collaborative; it can take the form of a practice- based research artefact or a written paper. You will research, plan and execute a significant piece of work or written investigation that fits within a theoretical, aesthetic, professional or industrial context. The practice-based research option consists of a written investigation into an aspect of practice, supported by media artefacts. The research paper option will consist of primary and secondary research supported by scholarship and will result in a paper, or book chapter of publishable standard designed for publication in a journal or book of your choice. MASTERS PRODUCTION PROJECT The Masters Production Project is offered as an alternative to the research project. It allows you to put into practice the critical, conceptual, technical and professional skills and understanding required for the production and evaluation of an industry-standard production. You must demonstrate advanced critical understanding of appropriate media and audiences. You will also be expected to experiment with form, convention and technique to produce a distinctive piece of work. Additionally you will evaluate your own work in the context of academic and professional debate. EXHIBITION You will exhibit your work to a select audience of peers and professional stakeholders, which will further your understanding of industry practice and marketplace considerations. The exhibition will enable you to reflect upon the learning journey you have undertaken and the effectiveness of the exhibition will be evaluated. KEY FACTS Bournemouth University is a partner in the Bournemouth Skillset Media Academy Study level Postgraduate Duration 17 months full-time, or as individual short courses Price £15,000 Start dates 9 November 2012 1 February 2013 5 October 2013 1 February 2014 Production Experience Up to six short films plus a Masters research or production project Validating Body MASTERSPROGRAMME
  17. 17. 30 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 DEGREE PROGRAMME StillfromHermit,bySusannahBragg–MetFilmSchoolgraduate
  18. 18. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 3332 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking is designed for those who are looking for an intensive, two-year degree programme. You will gain a comprehensive range of production skills that focus on creative development, writing, directing, producing and editing. In addition, you will develop an understanding of film history, movements, style and associated critical analysis skills, as well as a thorough appreciation of contemporary industry practice. The BA programme offers specialist modules in practical filmmaking, digital cinematography or visual effects and animation, and on completion you will be awarded with a degree qualification that reflects your chosen pathway. However all students, regardless of their study route, take part in modules that cover the fundamentals of filmmaking and complete an individual graduation project. BA (HONS) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING BA (HONS) FILM AND DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY BA (HONS) FILM, VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION UNDERGRADUATEDEGREE KEY FACTS Study level Undergraduate Duration Two years full-time Start dates and Price 18 February 2013 £19,900 per year 30 September 2013 £22,000 per year 17 February 2014 £22,000 per year 29 September 2014 £22,000 per year Production Experience Six short films (Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises UCAS Code W600 Institution code W05 Validating Body These courses have been validated for international student visa applications. Advisory Partner PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Students studying on the two-year degree programme will complete at least six short films, both individually and collaboratively, across a range of genres. In addition, you will take part in filmed exercises that reflect the key criteria of the module you are studying. These exercises will demonstrate your acquired understanding of varying visual formats and your ability to take on a range of production roles. The BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking degree allows you to tailor your studies to include specialist training in digital cinematography or visual effects and animation. Those who don’t choose to specialise will continue on the practical filmmaking route and all students will leave with a showreel that demonstrates their acquired filmmaking skills and experience. PRACTICAL FILMMAKING The specialist options in practical filmmaking allow you to gain experience in a range of filmmaking areas. You will explore how to work with actors, develop and produce short films across key genres, and contribute to productions intended for both the big and small screen. In addition to developing your production skills, the practical filmmaking route allows you to hone your screenwriting skills and participate in the production of a digital feature film. During the course you will gain a comprehensive overview of all areas of the production process, and couple your practical experience with a theoretical and critical understanding of film in its varying formats. FILM AND DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY The use of camera and light is a diverse creative and technical discipline. Therefore, the digital cinematography specialisations focus on the art of visual storytelling whilst developing your understanding of relevant cinematography tools. During your programme you will share some of the modules studied by your practical filmmaking peers and acquire a fundamental knowledge of film production. The specialist digital cinematography modules allow you to build on this understanding, teaching you how to creatively light, frame and compose shots using industry-relevant approaches and equipment. Over the course of study you will develop your own style and approach as a cinematographer and apply this knowledge to a range of genres and productions. FILM, VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION Our modules in visual effects and animation give you the chance to gain specialist skills, whilst sharing some of the modules common to the practical filmmaking and digital cinematography routes. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of film production and the key tools needed to tell a story on screen. Applying this knowledge to specialist areas, you will understand how to develop animated characters and the principles of acting and directing within a visual effects environment. You will also come to understand how to combine your filmmaking knowledge with your specialist skills to enhance a production through the use of digital set extension, greenscreen production, visual effects and post production.
  19. 19. 34 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 36 PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA 37 ONE-YEAR (CERT HE) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING 39 ONE-YEAR (CERT HE) CINEMATOGRAPHY ONE-YEAR COURSES StillfromElUltimoLeon,byFranzisMuller–MetFilmSchoolgraduate
  20. 20. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 3736 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE During the Practical Filmmaking Diploma programme you will have been involved in the creation of four films both individually and col- laboratively. All modules on this programme include practical work, they are: • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films • Professional Practice • Crafting Narratives PRACTICAL FILMMAKING DIPLOMA KEY FACTS Study level Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) Duration 17 months full-time Start dates and Price 18 February 2013 £25,000 30 September 2013 £27,000 17 February 2014 £27,000 29 September 2014 £27,000 Production Experience Four short films (Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises UCAS Code 316W Institution code W05 Advisory Partner Validating Body These courses have been validated for international student visa applications. ONE-YEAR (CERT HE) PRACTICAL FILMMAKING One-Year (Cert HE) Practical Filmmaking is an intensive and highly practical course aimed at those dedicated to pursuing a career in film. By the end of the course you will have written, produced, directed and edited; with the support of a professional Script Editor and Editor; three short films and numerous exercises, the last of which will be your graduation film made over a three-month period. In addition to these practical examples of your work, you will understand and be proficient in directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, directing actors for the camera, cinematography, sound recording and design. Furthermore, by completing numerous practical exercises and collaborating on your fellow students’ films, you will gain an understanding of the various roles required in film production. ONE-YEARCOURSES PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Our one-year courses offer you the chance to gain experience across a diverse range of production roles and film genres. You will fulfill the roles of writer, director and editor - working on projects either individually or collaboratively. You will have been involved in the production of three films plus a number of filmed exercises, equipping you with an impressive showreel. All modules on this programme include practical work, they are: • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films • Professional Practice KEY FACTS Study level Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Duration One year full-time Start dates and Price 18 February 2013 £19,900 30 September 2013 £22,000 17 February 2014 £22,000 29 September 2014 £22,000 Production Experience Three short films (Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises UCAS Code W601 Institution code W05 Advisory Partner Validating Body These courses have been validated for international student visa applications. Practical Filmmaking Diploma includes all of the areas covered by students on the One-Year Practical Filmmaking course and further develops your skillset over an additional four-month period. The course also gives you the chance to make short films, make your own documentary as well as collaborate on a project for the small screen. In addition, you will develop an understanding of film history, film movements and genre. The Practical Filmmaking Diploma provides a greater in-depth understanding of the creative, technical and craft skills required for professional film production. Students will receive more detailed training in key areas of production and multi-camera production, including directing, cinematography, editing, production design, assistant directing, sound recording and script supervising etc.By the end of our Practical Filmmaking Diploma course you will have been involved in the production of making a number of films individually, and have taken part in numerous practical filmmaking exercises, some of which you could potentially use as showreel pieces. You will be proficient in directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, directing actors for the camera, cinematography and sound design and recording.
  21. 21. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 3938 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 ONE-YEARCOURSES One-Year (Cert HE) Cinematography is designed to provide intensive practical and theoretical training in cinematography for both film and television. You will work alongside industry professionals and with the latest technologies to develop your expertise and knowledge in this discipline. By the end of the course you will understand the role of cinematography and the basic technical and scientific principles behind the craft. Throughout this programme you will gain experience in a wide range of fields across camera, lighting and grip departments. You will learn to shoot on Super 16 and 35mm film as well as on digital cinema, tape and tapeless camera systems, including RED, D20, Si2K, F950, F750, JVC HM700. You will leave equipped with the skills required to confidently enter the industry, fulfilling roles ranging from Director of Photography, Camera Assistant, Focus Puller, Clapper Loader, Grip, Gaffer and many others to an expert standard. PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Like your fellow One-Year Practical Filmmaking students, you will have been involved in the creation of three short films both individu- ally and collaboratively. All modules on this programme include practical work, they are: • Foundations in Filmmaking • Making Short Films • Professional Practice ONE-YEAR (CERT HE) CINEMA- TOGRAPHY KEY FACTS Study level Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Duration One year full-time Start dates and Price 18 February 2013 £19,900 30 September 2013 £22,000 17 February 2014 £22,000 29 September 2014 £22,000 Production Experience Four short films (Individual and collaborative projects) Filmed exercises UCAS Code W620 Institution code W05 Advisory Partner Validating Body These courses have been validated for international student visa applications.
  22. 22. 40 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 42 SIX-MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING 43 VISUAL EFFECTS FOR FILM 44 DIGITAL ANIMATION 45 ADVANCED VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION SIX-MONTH PROGRAMMES StillfromHoldingOn,byVanessaGibbes–MetFilmSchoolgraduate
  23. 23. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 4342 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 The Visual Effects for Film programme starts with a three-week introduction to Maya, Nuke and other related software. The topics covered during the six-month course are based on standard production pipelines used within the visual effects industry. The Visual Effects for Film programme encourages a team-driven production and learning environment, which is intended to foster and reinforce the highly interdependent production processes used within the film and visual effects industries. The programme will cover four main areas of study. Each area will include training in core skills: INTRO TO MAYA AND NUKE SOFTWARE TRAINING • 3D Modelling Techniques • Texture Mapping • Lighting and Rendering • Compositing • VFX Animation LIVE ACTION INTEGRATION • Camera Tracking • Planar Tracking • Digital Set Extension • Rig Removal Techniques • Green Screen Production FX SIMULATION • Rigid Body Simulation • Cloth Simulation • Fire, Smoke and Fluid Simulation • Particles and Dynamics • 2D Particle Generation DIGITAL COMPOSITING • Compositing Workflows • Keying and Roto Prep • Integration CG Render Passes • ‘2.5D’ Compositing in Nuke BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: • Be able to shoot, key and composite live-action footage shot on green screen • Shoot and track your own footage using a variety of cameras and software • Be able to match-move and insert virtual set extensions • Have learned integrated 3D production and compositing workflows • Communicate effectively as a member of a production team • Problem-solve effectively and construct dynamic production workarounds • Work seamlessly between industry standard visual effects software packages VISUAL EFFECTS FOR FILM KEY FACTS Duration 6 months full-time Price £8,000 Start date 22 April 2013 14 October 2013 Our Six-Month Practical Filmmaking programme has been created for people looking for an intensive and practical immersion in the craft and technique of filmmaking. The programme is specifically designed to give you the essential tools to be a professional filmmaker and a solid foundation in the key elements of filmmaking, from script to screen. Taught by industry professionals, Six-Month Practical Filmmaking will provide you with the confidence to take your skills into the film industry, as well as a showreel to launch your career. SIX MONTH PRACTICAL FILMMAKING KEY FACTS Duration 6 months full-time Price £10,000 Start date 5 November 2012 29 April 2013 28 October 2013 The 25 week programme consists of three terms. During Terms 1 and 2, you will be trained in all key aspects of filmmaking through a combination of intensive practical workshops and a series of filmmaking exercises, escalating in scale as you go through the programme. Following the learning from the foundation programme in Term 1, you will learn advanced skills in screenwriting; cinematography and sound; fiction directing and producing; documentary production; editing and postproduction during Term 2. In Term 3, you will make your own film and perform key roles on set on other students’ films. Students who demonstrate exemplary communication and teamwork, management, planning and organisation skills, initiative and film sense are awarded the Met Film School Professional Practice Certificate, and access to our Industry Placement Scheme.   BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: • Learn how to interpret a script and create a storyboard • Operate a professional digital camera and light a scene confidently • Be able to record sound and use it creatively to tell your story • Understand how to cast a film and direct actors • Know how to manage a small crew and to direct using the correct on-set procedures • Be able to use professional editing software and understand the key post production elements of film finishing SIX-MONTHPROGRAMMES
  24. 24. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 4544 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 The Advanced Visual effects and Animation course requires that you have a working knowledge of maya and Nuke compositing software. Whilst building on your existing knowledge of visual effects packages, this study programme will develop your experience working in a visual effects team environment. Advanced Visual effects and Animation is designed to enhance your knowledge of visual effects workflows and how they interlink with film production. The goal of this particular course is to enable you to complete or improve your demo reel in a highly energised production environment. You will be encouraged to identify and develop a key specialist skill of your own, whilst broadening a core set of entry- level, generalist visual effects skills. This course aims to demystify the process of incorporating visual effects into the broader context of filmmaking and film production. In order to achieve this, the Advanced Visual Effects and Animation programme places a strong emphasis on pre-production and pre-visualisation as tools for engaging with the creative process of filmmaking, alongside directors and cinematographers.   BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: • Be able to supervise visual effects shoots as part of a film production crew • Have developed CG animated shorts from script to screen • Communicate effectively with filmmakers and cinematographers • Problem-solve effectively and construct dynamic production workarounds • Work seamlessly between industry standard visual effects software packages ADVANCED VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION KEY FACTS Duration 6 months full-time Price £7,000 Start date 22 April 2013 The Digital Animation programme begins with a three-week introduction to Maya and Nuke and also touches upon other related software that will be used during the course. The topics covered are based on standard production pipelines used within the industry. Digital Animation requires a team-driven production and learning environment, intended to foster and reinforce the highly interdependent production processes used within the visual effects and film industries. The programme will cover four main areas of study, each area will include training in core skills: INTRO TO MAYA AND NUKE SOFTWARE TRAINING • 3D Modelling Techniques • Texture Mapping • Lighting and Rendering • Compositing • Animation THE ANIMATION PRODUCTION PIPELINE • Character Modelling and Skinning • Skeleton Creation and Rigging • Texturing Techniques • Principles of Animation • Keyframe Animation Techniques CREATURE PRODUCTION PIPELINE • Character Design and Modelling • Sculpting in Mudbox • Texturing in Mudbox • Maya to Mudbox Workflows • Integration Motion Capture Data ANIMATION PRODUCTION • On-set Motion Capture and Cleanup • Blend Shapes and Lip Sync • Incorporating Secondary Animation • Layering Muscle Systems • Simulating Fur, Hair and Flesh BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: • Be able to sculpt photo- realistic 3D creatures • Have captured on-set motion data • Be able to integrate the traditional principles of animation • Be able to add dynamic finishing FX such as CG cloth, fur and hair • Communicate effectively as a member of a production team • Problem-solve effectively and construct dynamic production workarounds • Work seamlessly between industry standard visual effects software packages DIGITAL ANIMATION KEY FACTS Duration 6 months full-time Price £8,000 Start date 8 April 2013 14 October 2013 SIX-MONTHPROGRAMMES
  25. 25. 48 FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS 48 DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING 49 INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY 49 FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING 50 ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY 50 THREE-WEEK EDITING 51 EDITING IN ADOBE PREMIERE PRO® 51 ONE-WEEK AVID® CERTIFICATION 52 ACTING FOR FILM – LEVEL 1 52 ACTING FOR FILM – LEVEL 2 53 MAKE A SCENE! WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ACTORS 53 EIGHT-WEEK PERFORMANCE 54 YOUNG FILMMAKERS ACADEMY SHORT COURSES StillfromPeepingTom,byThomHumphreys–MetFilmSchoolgraduate
  26. 26. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 4948 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 Four-Week Directing covers a comprehensive range of filmmaking skills, allowing you to explore the processes of visual storytelling whilst working with actors, interpreting scripts, devising narrative storylines and developing your understanding of the technical aspects of film production. You will cover cinematography and editing and will focus on improving your directing skills, equipping you with an independent approach to filmmaking. FOUR-WEEK DIRECTING • Be able to tell a good story • Know how to interpret a script and create a storyboard • Understand how to use the camera to tell a story • Shoot for the edit and edit a dramatic scene • Manage a crew and direct using correct on-set protocol • Record sound and use it creatively to tell your story • Develop your understanding of the grammar of film and visual storytelling • Have created a short film for your showreel KEY FACTS Duration 4 weeks full-time Price £1,750 Start dates 12 November 2012 7 January 2013 8 July 2013 5 August 2013 4 November 2013 3 February 2014 7 July 2014 4 August 2014 3 November 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks is our longest running course and is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in filmmaking. This programme will provide you with practical experience in all of the key areas of filmmaking and culminates in the production of your own short film. It covers the essential craft areas of screenwriting, use of camera and sound, casting and directing actors, editing and script development. This is an intensive programme and is ideal for those considering a change in career. Documentary filmmakers are expected to be both self-shooters and self-editors.Asaresult,wetrainyoutouseprofessionaldigitalcameras andeditonprofessionalsoftware.Withtheguidanceofanexperienced documentary filmmaker you will research, write, produce and direct your own short film. You will review the history of the documentary and analyse examples of successful films in the marketplace today. Your film will be professionally graded and mixed before an end-of-course screening. FROM STORY TO SCREEN IN EIGHT WEEKS DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING • Be able to tell a good story and structure a script • Know how to interpret a script and create a storyboard • Understand how to use the camera to tell a story • Shoot for the edit and edit a scene • Understand the context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the genre, its different forms and the current market • Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit • Know how to manage a crew and to direct using the correct on-set procedures • Cast and direct actors for the camera • Know how to record sound and use it creatively to tell your story • Know how to research your subject, write a proposal and create a treatment • Consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 8 weeks full-time Price £4,000 Start dates 4 February 2013 28 May 2013 30 September 2013 Advisory partner KEY FACTS Duration 8 weeks full-time Price £4,000 Start dates 15 April 2013 7 October 2013 14 April 2014 6 October 2014 SHORTCOURSES KEY FACTS Duration 3 weeks full-time Price £1,500 Start dates 21 January 2013 8 April 2013 19 August 2013 14 April 2014 1 September 2014 This full-time programme provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical and creative use of camera, lights and audio. Introduction to Cinematography covers a range of areas that form the technical basics of cinematography: taking full, manual control of industry standard digital cameras, the selective use of large sensor cameras, focus pulling, camera movement, using dolly and track and lighting for narrative and pack shots. You will be given the chance to apply these skills in filmed scenarios to enhance your working knowledge of cinematography. INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY • Be able to apply the use of camera, sound and light in a coordinated way • Have gained technical knowledge and confidence in using filming equipment • Have developed a critical understanding and practical use of the basic rules of film grammar and narration through working with the camera BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL:
  27. 27. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 5150 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 KEY FACTS Duration 3 weeks full-time Price £2,000 Start dates 14 January 2013 29 April 2013 2 September 2013 13 January 2014 28 April 2014 1 September 2014 Validated by Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. You will receive high- level instruction in how to use the editing interface of Avid® Media Composer and then practise your editing skills, first by cutting the rushes to a complete professionally made short, then by editing the rushes to scenes from a well-known feature film. If you pass the examination, you will earn a certification on completion of this course. THREE-WEEK EDITING • Know how to operate Avid® Media Composer • Be able to serve the narrative through effective editing • Understand how to use editing to condense and expand time • Be able to employ narrative techniques to create tension • Understand the impact of genre on editing styles • Know how to work with music and composers BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: Our One-Week Avid® Certification course is intensive, hands on and providesacomprehensiveintroductiontothisindustrystandardsoftware. ItintroducestheinterfaceandbasiceditingworkflowswithinAvid®before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multi-camera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and out putting a finished project. The training is hands-on and provides a comprehensive introduction and solid foundation to this powerful software. ONE-WEEK AVID® CERTIFICATION KEY FACTS Duration 1 week full-time Price £750 Start date 6 February 2013 19 June 2013 • Know how to operate Avid® Media Composer • Be able to serve the narrative through effective editing • Understand how to use editing to condense and expand time • Be able to employ narrative techniques to create tension • Understand the impact of genre on editing styles BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 2 weeks full-time Price £1,500 Start dates 3 December 2012 25 February 2013 29 April 2013 9 September 2013 14 April 2014 1 September 2014 ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY The Advanced cinematography course provides an in-depth experience of current camera and industry practice. It allows you to familiarise yourself with the differences between shooting still and motion pictures, as well as the differences between shooting digital and traditional film based on silver technology. The course will cover the technical knowledge required to operate cameras and compose lightingforseveraltypesofmedia.Youwillworkingroupsthatcomprise roles based on industry standard film crew, crafts and disciplines. • Have a good working knowledge of lighting for a moving subject • Understand basic exposure control for shooting on both digital and film cameras • Be familiar with several industry standard cameras • Understand how different cameras handle and perform • Understand how to tell a story with a motion picture camera BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. Our Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro® course will instruct you in both these areas. You will receive high- level instruction in how to use the editing interface of Adobe Premiere Pro® and then practise your editing skills, first by cutting the rushes to a complete, professionally made short, then by editing the rushes to scenes from a well-known feature film. If you pass the examination, you will earn a certification on completion of this course EDITING IN ADOBE PREMIERE PRO® KEY FACTS Duration 3 weeks full-time Price £2,000 Start date 8 April 2013 5 August 2013• Know how to operate Adobe Premiere Pro® • Be able to serve the narrative through effective editing • Understand how to use editing to condense and expand time • Be able to employ narrative techniques to create tension • Understand the impact of genre on editing styles • Know how to work with music and composers BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: SHORTCOURSES
  28. 28. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 5352 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 ActingforFilmisouroriginalscreenactingcourseandhasbeendeveloped for people who are serious about becoming a film actor, or wish to develop existing acting skills for the medium of film, though no previous experience is required. Taught by an acting coach and professional film director, you will act in numerous filmed exercises that will be analysed in class so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your performances as the course progresses. You will also learn what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera by directing and acting as crew (operating the camera and recording sound) on a number of short exercises. Thiscoursehasbeendevelopedforactorswhowanttobuildontheskillsthey have learned through their experience of film acting or those who have taken our level 1 programme. One-to-one and group sessions will be supplemented with networking opportunities with professional directors, casting directors and producers. Whether your aim is to get a place at drama school, find an agent, or enter the industry, you will receive guidance from a professional acting coach and director to help you achieve your goal. The course will culminate in the screening of a film that you will have created during the four weeks. Students who have not taken the Level 1 programme will be asked to supply a CV and showreel to demonstrate their screen acting experience. ACTING FOR FILM – LEVEL 1 ACTING FOR FILM – LEVEL 2 • Have gained confidence in acting for the camera by understanding the filmmaking process • Know the difference between acting for theatre and acting for film • Understand the technical aspects of film acting • Have absolute confidence in acting for the screen • Understand how to use voice and movement effectively • Understand key methodologies such as Stanislavski and Meisner • Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace • Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script • Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace • Have roles in numerous exercises and short films • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film industry • Have clear career goals • Have an understanding of how to use voice and movement effectively KEY FACTS Duration 4 weeks full-time Price £1,750 Start dates 19 November 2012 7 May 2013 12 August 2013 7 January 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 4 weeks full-time Price £1,750 Start dates 8 April 2013 15 July 2013 4 November 2013 7 April 2014 14 July 2014 3 November 2014 SHORTCOURSES Those looking to complete the full trajectory of our acting for film training can complete both Acting For Film – Level 1 and Acting For Film – Level 2 in combination as Eight-Week Performance. Bycompletingthecoursesinsuccession,youbenefitfromanintense training period to quickly build upon the skills you will have gained during Acting For Film – Level 1. By the end of the programme you will have absolute confidence in front of the camera enabling you to pursue the career goals you would have developed whilst studying at Met Film School. EIGHT-WEEK PERFORMANCE KEY FACTS Duration 8 weeks full-time Price £3,000 Start dates 8 April 2013 15 July 2013 4 November 2013 7 April 2014 KEY FACTS Duration 1 week full-time Price £600 Start dates 14 January 2013 8 April 2013 • Review the basic principles of dramaturgy and dramatic action • Learn how to analyze the role and purpose of a scene • Learn basic skills of re-writing a scene • Recognize the basic skills of scene blocking • Appreciate the relationship between dialogue and action within a scene • Know how to communicate with actors about story, intention, tone and characterization • Understand the importance of the creative feedback process This one-week, full-time course enables you to workshop scenes from your own script with the assistance of professional actors. You will start by analyzing and re-writing your scenes in a workshop environment before blocking and work-shopping your scene with professional actors, who will give you individualized constructive feedback. Based on the feedback you will have a final opportunity to make changes to your scene by looking at the following elements: scene structure and meaning, genre, dialogue, sub-text, characterization, conflict and tone. BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: MAKE A SCENE! WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ACTORS
  29. 29. 54 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 If you’re between 14 and 17 years old and are passionate about filmmaking then this course has been designed especially for you. Try your hand at a variety of different roles, from directing to editing and everything in between. Supported at every stage by industry professionals, you will learn how to write scenes, use a camera to tell stories, edit using professional software and direct actors. Although fun and challenging, you should be aware that this course requires you to work hard, often under significant time pressure. YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ ACADEMY • Know how to work with actors, including casting, preparing for a shoot, blocking and rehearsing • Understand the key elements of cinematography, including lighting, framing and shooting for the edit • Be able to record sound and understand how it can be used to dramatic effect • Understand how the roles of scriptwriter, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, storyboard artist, editor and continuity assistant interrelate KEY FACTS Duration 3 weeks full-time Price £1,500 Start dates 8 July 2013 5 August 2013 7 July 2014 4 August 2014 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL:
  30. 30. 56 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 58 PART-TIME FILMMAKING 58 PART-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING 59 PART-TIME PRODUCING 59 PART-TIME ADOBE FLASH® ANIMATION 60 INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSTING IN NUKE® 60 INTRODUCTION TO MOTION CAPTURE 61 PART-TIME EDITING 61 PART-TIME ACTING FOR FILM 62 SCREENWRITING FUNDAMENTALS 62 INTERMEDIATE SCREENWRITING: TAKING THE NEXT STEP 63 WRITE A FEATURE FILM: FROM IDEA TO MARKET PART-TIME PROGRAMMES StillfromBabyBlue,byLisamariaLaxholm–MetFilmSchoolgraduate
  31. 31. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 5958 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 PART-TIMEPROGRAMMES KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £2,500 Start dates 22 April 2013 23 September 2013 21 April 2014 22 September 2014 This unique course has been developed for those who wish to forge a career as a film producer, or who wish to gain an understanding of the film business. You may have a feature film project in mind that you would like to develop. Or perhaps you have transferable business skills that you would like to apply to a filmmaking context. On this comprehensive course you will learn how films are created, financed and sold. In addition, you will gain valuable practical experience by developing your own feature film projects. In one-to-one sessions with the instructor, you will budget, schedule and package a feature film and come up with marketing strategies for your project. PART-TIME PRODUCING • Know how the global film industry, and particularly the UK film industry, operates • Understand the roles of different types of producer (creative, line and financial producer) • Know how the production process works • Know how to utilise digital technologies and the internet Understand how to survive as an independent producer BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: Are you considering a change in career, and wanting to explore your potential as a writer/director? Do you have a feature film idea for which you’d like to make a short promotional film to help raise finance for the next stage of development? This course is for those who want to acquire practical filmmaking skills but can only commit to a part-time schedule. This comprehensive, practical programme will provide you with a full range of filmmaking skills, culminating in the production of a short film, which you will write, direct and edit. Classes take place over a combination of evenings and weekends. PART-TIME FILMMAKING • Understand the process of making a film from script development through to directing and editing/post production • Understand the key visual storytelling tools of a director • Be able to achieve a high level of proficiency using essential filmmaking equipment • Know how a director prepares for a shoot and how to manage a cast and crew during production BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 7 months part-time Price £4,000 Start dates 3 April 2013 25 September 2013 24 September 2014 KEY FACTS Duration 7 Months part-time Price £4,000 Start dates 6 February 2013 25 September 2013 • Know the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the market as it exists today • Understand how to operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit using Adobe • Know how to use key tools within the Adobe CS6 suite • Understand production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: This course is ideal for those familiar with narrative filmmaking but wish to acquire documentary filmmaking skills and shoot their own short film. The first week of our course will be devoted to training you to use professional digital cameras and to edit using Adobe Premiere Pro®, you will also be introduced to the Adobe creative suite. You will then be ready to start researching and developing your project with the guidance of an experienced documentary filmmaker. A series of speciallydesignedpracticalworkshopswillshowyouhowtoapproach sound, camera and editing in the context of the documentary. PART-TIME DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING • Understand the basic practices required for making an animated film • Know how to design and trace over rough images using a stylus and WACOM® tablet • Be able to develop a film from concept to post-production • Understand and apply traditional animation skills such as character-designing, timing and lip-synching BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: PART-TIME ADOBE FLASH® ANIMATION KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £1,250 Start dates 20 February 2013 2 October 2013 Our Part-Time Adobe Flash® Animation course is designed for those seeking an overall understanding of how an animated film is made using Flash. You will be introduced to all the basic practices required for making an animated film, from creative skills such as design drawings, scripts, storyboards, and animatics to the technical skills of keyframing, editing, and post-production, resulting in a finished piece. In the process, you will learn how to mimic the traditional hand drawn style using a stylus and tablet.
  32. 32. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 6160 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 • Be able to work on roto, keying and plate preparation • Understand rig removal and clean plate production • Understand 2D and 3D tracking strategies • Be able to match CGI into live action • Have the necessary files to begin creating your own demo reel BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £1,750 Start dates 20 February 2013 4 September 2013 Our Introduction to Compositing in NUKE is a part-time course, designed to provide you with the essential skills for digital compositing and VFX. Ideal for anyone wanting to make the transition from film, post production or cinematography our course will help inform your decisionastowhetheryouwishtotakeyourstudiesfurther.Experience in PhotoShop, or other graphics packages, is an advantage. INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITING IN NUKE • Have captured on-set motion data • Be able to communicate effectively as a member of a production team • Know how to blend shapes and Lip Sync • Know how to incorporate secondary animation including facial expression • Appreciate the artistry of mocap performance BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £1,750 Start dates 11 March 2013 18 September 2013 11 March 2014 Motion Capture, or mocap, is fast becoming a film industry essential for many genres, creating astounding results in blending live action with CGI. Our part-time course, will provide you with the basic understanding of how to capture, encode and work with material in a post production workflow. The course provides a maximum of four studio sessions allowing you to work with actors and learn character mocap rig setup, capturing footage for film and cleaning it up. This comprehensive, practical, part-time course will provide you with a full range of filmmaking skills, culminating in the production of a short film which you will write, direct and edit. INTRODUCTION TO MOTION CAPTURE KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £2,000 Start dates 6 February 2013 29 May 2013 Editing lies at the heart of filmmaking and calls for knowledge of film grammar and storytelling techniques. Our Part-Time Editing course will instruct you in both these areas. The first section of the course is dedicated to providing you with a technical overview of Adobe Premiere Pro® and CS6 post-production workflows within the Adobe CS6 production suite. You will take part in a series of practical workshops which will teach you the fundamentals of creative editing, and give you the opportunity to put your creative editing skills into practice. PART-TIME EDITING • Know how to operate Adobe Premiere Pro® • How to serve the narrative through effective editing • How to use editing to condense and expand time • How genre impacts on editing styles • Understand basic post- production using Adobe CS6 BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: PART-TIMEPROGRAMMES KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £1,750 Start dates 17 April 2013 25 September 2013 16 April 2014 24 September 2014 This course is aimed at all those wishing to learn or develop existing acting skills for the medium of film, but who cannot commit to a full-time schedule. Taught by an acting coach and professional film director over the course of 12 weeks on two evenings per week, you will learn core acting skills as well as all the technical skills necessary for you to perform confidently in front of a camera. You will act in filmed exercises and also shoot exercises yourselves, so that you know what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera. PART-TIME ACTING FOR FILM • Have gained confidence in acting for the camera • Know the difference between acting for theatre and acting for film • Know and have practiced the tools necessary to create a believable performance on screen • Have come up with valuable tools for the actor to prepare for a screen performance, including how to interpret a script • Understand the technical aspects of film acting • Be able to read a script and identify whether the characters are three- dimensional or not • Have gained an insight into how to survive as an actor in the marketplace BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL:
  33. 33. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 6362 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 PART-TIMEPROGRAMMES • Understand the various tools for developing and writing a screenplay, including treatments and outlines • Know what it takes to hook your audience • Understand how to utilise a variety of screenwriting tools and concepts to improve your work • Be able to write good dialogue • Know how to pitch a professional film project to agents • Understand how to package and position your screenplay • Benefit from having your scenes read aloud by professional actors • Appreciate the complexities of the film market and how to position your project within it • Have a concrete strategy for developing your script and its market potential – taking it to the next level BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: WRITE A FEATURE FILM: FROM IDEA TO MARKET KEY FACTS Duration 6 months part-time Price £1,600 Start dates 16 March 2013 14 September 2013 15 March 2014 13 September 2014 If you’re committed to writing and developing a feature film script whilst furthering your knowledge of the craft of screenwriting, then this course will help you achieve your goal. On alternate Saturdays over six months, we provide comprehensive support to help you develop your ideas with the aim of writing a first draft script by the end of the programme. In addition to the guidance of a professional writing tutor, this course requires students to work on their projects in their own time, with the goal of producing original, engaging work that is competitive in today’s marketplace. You will learn how scripts are packaged, how to take a project into the marketplace, and you will be given the opportunity to pitch your project to a panel of agents. Write A Feature Film: From Idea To Market is designed for those who are truly dedicated to writing an original script with genuine potential. • Understand how genre affects your story and your audience • Learn the various creative tools for developing an idea into a marketable concept for the big screen • Learn how to pitch and present your ideas in a professional setting • Understand the basics of dramatic structure and how to format a screenplay BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: This course is for anyone serious about learning the craft of screenwriting and what it takes to become a professional screenwriter. You will cover the necessary skills that are fundamental to screenwriting, including how to develop a cinematic concept, creatingmemorablecharacters,theimportanceofdramaticstructure, writing dialogue and action, understanding genre and audience and the value of rewriting. You will also benefit from focused tuition on how to survive as a screenwriter, how to pitch yourself and your project, and will receive professional feedback on your work. SCREENWRITING FUNDAMENTALS KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £800 Start dates 12 March 2013 2 July 2013 8 October 2013 11 March 2014 1 July 2014 7 October 2014 Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? This 12-week course builds beyond the basic principles to give you a deeper understanding of screenwriting craft and further develop your technique. Topics covered include: creating memorable characters, exploring alternatives to three-act structure, building sub-text and meaning into your scenes, understanding the relationship between genre and audience, working in partnership with producers, and how to navigate screenwriting schemes and competitions. BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: INTERMEDIATE SCREENWRITING TAKING THE NEXT STEP KEY FACTS Duration 12 weeks part-time Price £800 Start dates 17 January 2013 6 June 2013 26 September 2013• Understand how to create distinct, believable characters • Understand and apply the skills to write a scene with meaningful sub-text • Appreciate the relationship between genre and audience, and how to create genre hybrids • Learn what’s required to apply for relevant screenwriting schemes and competitions
  34. 34. StillfromAraSolis,byJoseM.Diaz–MetFilmSchoolgraduate WEEKEND COURSES 66 TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING 66 MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO 67 MAKE A COMMERCIAL 67 DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING 68 ADVANCED DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING 68 INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM 69 INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING 69 SCREENWRITING AND GENRE: HORROR 70 PITCHING YOURSELF AND YOUR PROJECT 70 A FRESH APPROACH TO STORY STRUCTURE 71 SCREENWRITING WRITING IS RE-WRITING 71 FILM PRODUCING 101 72 ACHIEVING SUCCESSFUL FILM FESTIVAL EXPOSURE 73 NAVIGATING THE UK DEVELOPMENT SCENE 74 INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PREMIERE PRO® 74 FROM FINAL CUT® TO ADOBE PREMIERE PRO® 75 INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS® 75 YOUNG FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
  35. 35. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 6766 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 This is a perfect course for anyone wanting to get a first taste of filmmaking. Combining workshop and group instruction, this course has been designed to provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the basics of direction, sound and editing and will equip you with basic technical knowledge in each area. You will direct professional actors as part of the production of a short film, which will subsequently be sent to you on DVD. TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FILMMAKING • Know how to operate a digital camera confidently and effectively • Understand how to compose shots, shoot for the edit and break down a scene into shots • Have performed the roles of director, sound recordist and editor • Know how to record clean dialogue, atmos and wild tracks • Understand how to edit with professional software • Know how to interpret a script, create a storyboard and direct actors BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £500 Start dates 17 November 2012 23 March 2013 25 May 2013 14 September 2013 22 March 2014 24 May 2014 13 September 2014 Music videos are a great way to access the film industry, and provide you with a creative calling card for future work. Although budgets for music videos are somewhat ‘challenging’, the onset of digital filmmaking has enabled directors to achieve great filmic looks with the right know-how. Our Make a Music Video weekend course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to devise and shoot an effective music video. • Know how to work to a brief and come up with interesting ideas • Be confident in creating treatments, mood boards and pitches • Be able to Import/Export files • Understand how shots are cut together in an edit • Know how best to direct a lip-sync performance • Understand the key roles on set and how to work professionally with a crew • Understand the basics of shooting digitally and the types of kit available BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £500 Start dates 23 March 2013 WEEKENDCOURSES Directing commercials can be a lucrative job and potentially get you noticed and groomed for feature directing. However, in such a competitive industry you need to be able to stand out from the crowd and, most importantly, please the client. Our Make a Commercial weekend course will give you hands-on experience in devising creative solutions to a strict brief, directing professional actors and working with a crew. • Know how to work to a brief and come up with interesting ideas • Be confident in creating treatments, mood boards, scripts and pitches • Understand how shots are cut together in an edit • Understand the key roles on set and how to work professionally with a crew • Understand the basics of shooting digitally and the types of kit available • Be able to set up and film a pack shot BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: MAKE A COMMERCIAL KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £500 Start dates 16 March 2013 The DSLR for Professional Filmmaking weekend course is designed for those with a working understanding of the principals of cinematography or stills photography who want to apply this knowledge specifically to shooting with digital SLR cameras. You will learn how to get the best from a DSLR camera and how to make use of a selection of accessories specifically designed for video shooting on stills cameras. Through a range of creative exercises you will discover the pros and cons of working with these systems and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. • Understand what accessories are available and how to use them to turn a DSLR into a workable video shooting solution • Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of DSLRs as video cameras • Have developed an understanding of the differences between stills photography and that of motion picture cinematography in respect of lighting and camera movement BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £400 Start dates 23 March 2013 3 August 2013 DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING
  36. 36. METFILMSCHOOL.CO.UK | 6968 | MET FILM SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2013 This is a great taster course for those who are new to acting as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera. You will take part in short, filmed scenes and will receive feedback to help make your performance in front of the camera as relaxed and natural as possible. You will be taught by a professional acting coach who will introduce you to the basic differences between acting for screen and acting on stage whilst giving you an insight into what goes on behind the camera. • Have an understanding of subtext • Be able to analyse film scripts • Have grasped rehearsal and blocking techniques • Have an understanding of how actors are cast in the film and TV industry • Have gained experience in acting in short filmed scenes BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: INTRODUCTION TO ACTING FOR FILM KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £300 Start dates 17 November 2012 16 March 2013 18 May 2013 7 September 2013 8 January 2014 5 March 2014 17 May 2014 6 September 2014 KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £500 Start dates 30 March 2013 10 August 2013 The Advanced DSLR for Professional Filmmaking weekend course is designed for students who have previously completed the DSLR Video Shooter course, or those with an extensive DSLR and/or cinematography background. This programme covers areas from focus and operating, to sound sync and post-production workflows. The aim of this programme is to provide you with the fundamental knowledge to shoot and finish DSLR video footage to its highest standard. ADVANCED DSLR FOR PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING • Have taken your DSLR footage through a full post production workflow • Understand how to sync sound to DSLR footage • Have worked on a professional level shoot using DSLRs (for example a pop video or a short drama) BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: WEEKENDCOURSES KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £300 Start dates 17 November 2012 23 March 2013 25 May 2013 14 September 2013 18 January 2014 22 March 2014 24 May 2014 13 September 2014 This course has been designed for creative individuals who have a great idea for a film but don’t know where to begin. This two-day practical introduction is run by industry professionals. You will leave with an understanding of the basic principles involved with writing a screenplay, get professional feedback on your current projects and the motivation to start your script. INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING • Be able to create original, engaging characters • Know the difference between a screenplay and the finished film • Understand the stages of development, including synopses and treatments • Have developed the right structural approach • Understand how genre helps shape and market your story • Understand the role of screenwriters within the film industry BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: Why is horror such a popular and enduring genre and why do we love to be frightened? This two-day weekend course will examine the legacy of this popular genre and how to maximize its story conventions in your own screenwriting. Whether you’re influenced by films like Halloween, Poltergeist, The Wicker Man or Let The Right One In, you will learn how to utilise characterisation, dramatic structure and tone to improve and focus your creativity and ideas. • Have learned how to identify the tools of genre to reach your audience and strengthen your own writing • Grasped the fundamentals of what makes horror compelling viewing • Have developed the basic tools and understanding of how specific genre conventions can aid your screenwriting and cinematic storytelling BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL: SCREENWRITING AND GENRE: HORROR KEY FACTS Duration 2 days full-time Price £300 Start dates 13 April 2013 7 September 2013

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